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International Awards & Prizes

Dr Gerald Tan has received numerous prizes and awards in recognition for his outstanding academic, research and clinical contributions to the field of urology, robotic surgery and prostate cancer. These are listed below in reverse chronological order below the photo gallery:

Dr Tan receiving the Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia award at the 11th Asian Congress of Urology from the President of the Urological Association of Asia (2012)

Dr Tan received the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (Medical Innovation) from Ms Lim Hui Hua, Minister in Prime Minister's Office (2009)

Dr Tan receiving the Clarke Medal and Cutlers' Surgical Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Worshipful Company of Cutlers for outstanding innovation and design of surgical instrument (2009)

Dr Tan receiving the AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Cancer Research Scholar Award, American Association of Cancer Research (2009)

Dr Tan with Professor Hing Leung, Director of the Prostate Cancer Biology programme at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow during his visit of academic centres in Scotland courtesy of the Sir James Fraser Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009)

Dr Tan receiving the James Syme Medal for outstanding research achievement from the President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009) – he was the first surgeon trained outside the UK to receive this prestigious mark of academic excellence

Dr Tan receiving the Best Abstract (Basic Science Category) from the President, Sexual Medicine Society of North America at its Annual Meeting, Toronto (2008)

Dr Tan receiving the Best Scientific Paper (Urology) and Best Video (Urology) awards during the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons in Chicago (2008)
Dr Tan receiving the prestigious Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research from Dr Jo Ivy Boufford, President of the New York Academy of Medicine – he was the first overseas urologist trained outside North America in its 45-year history to receive this award

Dr Tan receiving the Grand Prize, Research Essay Award from the International College of Surgeons in Chicago, USA (2008)
AWARDS & PRIZES TO DATE

  1. The Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia, Urological Association of Asia (2012)
  2. Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture & Medal, College of Surgeons, Singapore (2011) – - for best scientific first-author paper published in 2010
  3. Biography listed in 2011 Edition of Marquis Who's Who in America® (2011)
  4. First Prize, Best Video Award, American Urological Association Annual Meeting (co-author) (2010)
  5. The Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (Medical Innovation), Junior Chamber International Singapore (2009)
  6. James Syme Medal for outstanding research achievement, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009) – first surgeon trained outside the UK to receive this prestigious mark of excellence
  7. Clarke Medal and Cutlers' Surgical Prize for outstanding innovation and design of surgical instrument, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Worshipful Company of Cutlers (2009)
  8. AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Cancer Research Scholar Award, American Association of Cancer Research (2009)
  9. Best Urology Video (Honorable Mention), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 18th Annual Meeting, Boston (Co-author) (2009)
  10. Young Investigator (Silver) Award, National Healthcare Group 8th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2009)
  11. Best Oral Presentation (Surgical Disciplines) (Merit) Award, National Healthcare Group 8th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2009)
  12. First Prize, AUA ACMI Gyrus Clinical Research Essay Award, American Urological Association Annual Meeting (co-author) (2009)
  13. Sir James Fraser Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009)
  14. National Institutes of Health Trainee Travel Award, American Society of Andrology Annual Meeting (2009)
  15. Best Video Award, Archivos Espanoles de Urologia (2009) (Co-author)
  16. Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (2009)
  17. Young Investigator Merit Award, National Healthcare Group 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2008)
  18. Best Oral Presentation (Surgical Disciplines), National Healthcare Group 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2008)
  19. John Steyn Travelling Fellowship in Urology, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK (2008) - first urologist trained outside the United Kingdom to receive this award
  20. Best Abstract (Basic Science Category), Sexual Medicine Society of North America Annual Meeting, Toronto (Presenting Author) (2008)
  21. Best Scientific Paper (Urology), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (Presenting Author) (2008)
  22. Best Video (Urology), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (Presenting Author) (2008)
  23. SLS Scholarship Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (2008)
  24. Grand Prize, International College of Surgeons Research Essay Award (2008)
  25. Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research, New York Academy of Medicine (2008) – first overseas urologist trained outside North America in its 45-year history to receive this award
  26. Research Scholarship Award, International College of Surgeons (2008)
  27. Medical Research Fellowship, National Medical Research Council, Singapore (2007)
  28. Excellent Service Award (Gold), Tan Tock Seng Hospital / SPRING Singapore (2005)
  29. Excellent Service Award (Silver), Tan Tock Seng Hospital / SPRING Singapore (2004)
  30. The Courage Star, Office of the President of Singapore (for valor and selfless dedication in battling SARS) (2003)
  31. Service Champion Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2002)
  32. Wightman Prize in Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1995)
  33. Lucas Medal in Forensic Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1996)
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