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Professional Education & Responsibilities


College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place

University of Edinburgh Medical School (1991–96)

Academic Awards:

• Wightman Prize in Clinical Medicine (1995)
• Lucas Medal in Forensic Medicine (1996)

Distinctions in Clinical Rotations:

• General Surgery, Professorial Unit, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
• General Medicine, Professorial Unit, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
• General Medicine, Eastern General Hospital
• General Practice, University of Edinburgh
• Psychiatry, St John's Hospital, Livingston
• Neurology, Dept of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital

Medical Registration

• Full Registration, General Medical Council, UK (1997)
• Full Registration, Singapore Medical Council, Singapore (1999)
• Full Specialist Board Accreditation in Urology, Ministry of Health, Singapore (2007)
• Full Specialist Registration in Urology, Singapore Medical Council (2007)
• Diplomate, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA (2008)

Membership & Fellowship of Professional Societies

• Elected Fellow, International College of Surgeons (2008-2009)
• Elected Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2007-present)
• Elected Fellow, College of Surgeons, Singapore (2007- present)
• Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London (2008-2009)
• Elected Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2002- present)
• Life Member, Singapore Urological Association (2003 – present)
• Elected Member, American Urological Association (2008 - 2010)
• Elected Member, European Association of Urology (2004 - 2009)
• Elected Member, Endourological Society (2008 - 2010)
• Elected Member, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2008 - 2010)
• Elected Member, American Society of Andrology (2008 - 2010)
• Elected Member, Sexual Medicine Society of North America (2008 - 2009)
• Elected Member, Society of Basic Urologic Research (2008 - 2009)
• Member, Medical Protection Society (1997-present)
• Associate Member, American Association for Cancer Research (2008 - 2009)

Responsibilities held in hospital committees and professional bodies

 

A. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where Dr Tan oversaw the development of the hospital's robotic urology service

B. Dr Tan speaking with a member of the public at the annual Prostate Awareness Month (2011)

  1. Director, Robotic Urologic Surgery Task Force, Robotic Surgery Committee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2010 - 2013)
  2. Member, Endoscopy Committee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2010 - 2013)
  3. Organizing Chairman, GP Forum, Prostate Awareness Month, Singapore Urological Association (2010)
  4. Member, Organizing Committee, Prostate Awareness Month, Singapore Urological Association (2010)
  5. Member, Organizing Committee, Urology Residents' Course, Urological Association of Asia (2010)
  6. Member, Organizing Committee, Urofair 2011, Singapore Urological Association (2010)
  7. Member, Advanced Specialist Trainees' Education Committee, Singapore Urological Association (2010 - 2013)
  8. Clinical Core Faculty Member, NHG-AHPL Urology Residency Programme, National Healthcare Group (2011 - 2013)
  9. Clinical Tutor, MRCSEd Preparatory Course, National University of Singapore (2011)
  10. Course Director, Robotic Prostatectomy Expert Symposium, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2011)
  11. Course Director, 2nd TTSH Robotic Prostate and Bladder Surgery Expert Symposium (2013)
  12. Course Director, Robotic & Endourology Surgery Masterclass for Common Kidney Conditions (2013)
  13. Scientific Co-Chairman, Urofair 2013 (2013)
  14. Member, Executive Committee, Singapore Men's Health Society (2013 - 2015)
  15. Member, Executive Committee, Singapore Urological Association (2012 - 2014)
Invited Lectures and Presentations

 

A. (L-R) Drs Gerald Tan & Mohamad Allaf with Professor Sidney Yip lecturing at the Robotic Surgery Masterclass, Hong Kong (2011)

B. Dr Tan delivering a lecture at the International Prostate Cancer Symposium, New York (2011)

  1. Invited Speaker, "Robotic Surgery for Prostate & Early Kidney Cancers", Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur (2013)
  2. Invited Speaker, Certificate Course in Practical Andrology, "Advances in Surgical Treatment for Prostate Cancer", Singapore (2013)
  3. Invited Speaker & Course Director, 2nd TTSH Robotic Prostate and Bladder Surgery Expert Symposium, "TTSH Robotic Urology Proctorship Programme: Lessons Learnt from 140 Cases", Singapore (2013)
  4. Invited Speaker & Course Director, 2nd TTSH Robotic Prostate and Bladder Surgery Expert Symposium, "Robotic-Assisted Radical Cystectomy: High Risk or High Yield?", Singapore (2013)
  5. Invited Speaker & Course Director, Robotic & Endourology Surgery Masterclass for Common Kidney Conditions, "Enucleation vs Wide Excision During Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: Compromising on Cancer Control?", Singapore (2013)
  6. Moderator, Urofair 2013, "Robotic Assisted Radical Cystectomy and Extended Lymph Node Dissection for Bladder Cancer: How I Do It Step BY Step", Singapore (2013)
  7. Invited Speaker, Urofair 2013 GP Symposium, "Latest Developments in Early & Advanced Prostate Cancer", Singapore (2013)
  8. Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia Lecture, Asian Congress of Urology 2012, "Robotic-assisted laparoscopic extirpation for small renal tumours & muscle invasive bladder cancer: early experience at Tan Tock Seng Hospital", Pattaya (2012)
  9. Invited Speaker, UAA Urology Residents' Course, "A urologist's practical guide to early (Stage 1) testicular cancer", Singapore (2012)
  10. Invited Speaker, UAA Urology Residents' Course, "A urologist's practical guide to advanced testicular cancer", Singapore (2012)
  11. Invited Speaker, Art of Uro-Oncology 2012, "Surgical Approach and Considerations for High Risk Prostate Cancer in A Robotic Era", Kuala Lumpur (2012)
  12. Invited Speaker, "Robotic Prostatectomy: Technique to achieve early continence", 29th World Congress of Endourology & SWL, Kyoto (2011)
  13. Moderator, 10th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, Singapore (2011)
  14. Invited Speaker, "Postprostatectomy Incontinence: Pathophysiology and Treatment Options", Managing Postprostatectomy Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction: Hands On Course, Singapore (2011)
  15. Invited Speaker, "Proctoring the Console Surgeon", Robotic Prostatectomy Expert Symposium, Singapore (2011)
  16. Invited Speaker, "Techniques for Optimising Continence Recovery Post Radical Prostatectomy An Evidence Based Approach ", Robotic Prostatectomy Expert Symposium, Singapore (2011)
  17. Invited Speaker, "Overcoming Early Prostate Cancer: Where Are We At in 2011", Medical Awareness Seminar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2011)
  18. Invited Speaker, "Robotic Surgery versus Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer", Medical Awareness Seminar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2011)
  19. Invited Speaker, "Early Prostate Cancer in 2011: Which Treatment Is Best For Me?" Prostate Awareness Month GP Forum, Singapore (2011)
  20. Invited Speaker & Moderator, "Tips & Tricks For Optimizing Outcomes of Robotic Prostatectomy", Robotic Surgery Masterclass, Hong Kong (2011)
  21. Invited Speaker, "Emerging Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Planning Surgery for Prostate Cancer", Robotic Surgery Masterclass, Hong Kong (2011)
  22. Invited Speaker, "Overactive Bladder - A Clinical Update", GP Forum, Urofair (2011)
  23. Moderator, Live Surgery Workshop, Urofair 2011, Singapore (2011)
  24. Invited Speaker and Moderator, "Technical and technological innovations in nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy". SGH Robotic Urology Masterclass Workshop (2010)
  25. Invited Speaker, "Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Current Perspectives" Urofair 2010, Singapore (2010)
  26. Lead moderator, Live robotic prostatectomy satellite symposium. American Urological Association 104th Annual Meeting, Chicago (2009).
  27. Lead moderator, Live robotic nerve-sparing prostatectomy – demonstration of the ART technique. American Urological Association 103rd Annual Meeting, Orlando (2008).
  28. Invited Speaker, National Kidney Foundation Annual Nurses Day – "Erectile dysfunction in the renal failure patient – current treatment and clinical strategies" (2006)
CME Talks

 

  1. "Robotic Surgery for Urologic Cancers: A Decade of Progress", Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore (2013)
  2. "Early Prostate Cancer: Helping Patients Make The Right Choices In A Robotic Era", Mt Alvernia Hospital (2013)
  3. "Nephron Sparing Surgery for Early Renal Cell Cancer: State of The Art in 2013", Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore (2013)
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