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Dr Tay Ee Guan

Dr Tay Ee Guan

​MBBS(S), MMED (Family Med), FCFP(S), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Director, Education

Clinical Appointments

  • Education SingHealth Polyclinics SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics

Academic Appointments

  • Duke-NUS


​Dr Tay Ee Guan is a Family Physician and Senior Consultant at SingHealth Polyclinics. His interest is in Chronic Disease Management, and practice of Evidence Based Medicine. He is currently the Director of Education at SingHealth Polyclinics , Vice Chair Education in the Family Medicine Academic Clinical Program, and also the Asst Dean MD program at Duke-NUS Medical School. In his role as Director Education in Singhealth Polyclinics, he plans and coordinates the undergraduate training of medical students of the 3 medical schools, and also the professional development of doctors  in the polyclinics. As Vice Chair Education in the FM Academic Clinical Program, he oversees the training and development of Family Physicians within the ACP. In his capacity as Asst Dean in the DukeNUS Medical School, he assist the Vice Dean Education to plan and implement the school curriculum. He has held various portfolios in the polyclinics , such as Clinical Services , Education , Research and  Medical manpower. He has been actively involved in developing the postgraduate Family Medicine training framework in Singapore. He was the Lead in Postgraduate Family Medicine Training Review, Chair of the Workgroup for Family Medicjne Residency Review, and previous Chairman of FM Residency Advisory Committee  .  


  • ​FCFPS (2002)
  • MMED Family Med (1996)
  • MBBS (1989) M Residency Advisory Committee 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Member, Joint Committee Family Medicine (Singapore)
  • Member, SMC CME Coordinating Committee
  • Member, CME Assessor Board, College of Family Physicians Singapore
  • Examiner – Graduate Diploma Family Medicine
  • Examiner  – MMED (Family Medicine)



Research Interests


  • ​Evaluation of a training program to induct medical students to deliver public health talks. Tan NC, Mitesh S, Koh YL, Chan HH, How CH, Tay EG,Hwang SW. Singapore Med J 2016 Feb 19
  • Cross cultural measurement equivalence of the 5 level EQ-5D in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Singapore. Wang Y, Tan NC, Tay EG, Thumboo J, Luo N. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Jul 16;13:103
  • Interpretation and Use of 5level EQ-5D response labels varied with survey language among Asians in Singapore. Luo N, Wang Y, How CH, Tay EG, Thumboo J, Herdman M. J Cloin Epidemiol. 2015 Oct:68(10) 1195-1204
  • Family Medicine Revisited. Editorial, Proceedings of Singapore Health .Vol 23 No. 2 ,2014.
  • Younger adult type 2 diabetic patients have poorer glycaemic control: a cross-sectional study in a primary care setting in Singapore . Joanne Hui Min Quah,  Yan Ping Liu, Nan Luo, Choon How How, and Ee Guan Tay. BMC Endocr Disord. 2013; 13: 18.
  • The discriminative power of the EuroQol visual analog scale is sensitive to survey language in Singapore. Nan Luo , Sheng-Qun Cang, Hui-Min Joanne Quah, Choon-How How and Ee Guan Tay. Health and Quality of Life Outcome Journal 2012 10:32 .
  • Postgraduate Family Medicine Training in Singapore—A New Way Forward. Teck Yee Wong, Phui Nah Chong,, Shih Kiat Chng, Ee Guan Tay. Acad Med Singapore 2011;41:221-226.
  • Moving forward in Patient centred care . Editorial, Proceedings of Singapore Health .Vol 20 No. 2 ,2011.
  • Health-related Quality of Life is associated with Diabetic Complications, but not with Short-term Diabetic Control in Primary Care. Joanne  Quah HM , Nan Luo, Wai Yee Ng,  Choon How How, Ee- Guan Tay, Ann Acad Med Singapore 2011;40:276-286.
  • Red Cell Series 2009. Medical Relief Mission Handbook , a Primary care perspective. SingHealth Academy ( Editor )
  • Acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies for Healthcare Delivery: A SingHealth Polyclinics Study. Nan Luo, Woon-Puay Koh, Wai-Yee Ng, Joachim Wen-Kien Yau, Lian-Kiat Lim,Samuel Syn-Pin Sim, Ee-Guan Tay . Ann Acad Med Singapore 2009;38:529-36
  • MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines  2006 . Use of Steroids in Primary Care ( Chapter author ) 
  • Ng TP, Goh LG, Tan Y, Tan E, Leong H, Tay EG, Thai AC. Ethnic differences in glycaemic control in adult Type 2 diabetic patients in primary care: a 3-year follow-up study. Diabet Med. 2005 Nov;22(11):1598-604.
  • Tay EG, S.Emmanuel. Improving the uptake of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antenatal screening in a primary healthcare setting. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2003 Jan

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