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Dr Tan Yi Quan

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  • Division of Urology, Department of General Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant, Department of Urology, National University Hospital
  • Associate Consultant, Healthy Ageing Programme (Age Better), Alexandra Hospital


MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMED Surgery (Singapore), FAMS (Urology), FRCS Glasgow (Urology)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Endourology & Urolithiasis, Urologic Oncology

Special Interests:

Minimally Invasive Stone Surgery, Complex Stone Disease, Urologic Cancers, Prostate Laser Enucleation, Minimally Invasive Surgery for BPH


Dr Tan Yi Quan, Associate Consultant Urologist at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and National University Hospital, graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2013. As the top surgical graduate, Dr Tan was awarded the First Mekie Book Prize and Distinction in Surgery. In 2015, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2020, he was conferred the Master of Medicine (Surgery) from NUS. Dr Tan was selected to represent the National University Health System in MOH's Singapore Chief Residency Programme for future leaders in 2022. Dr Tan was awarded his Specialist Accreditation in Urology in 2023 and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Dr Tan was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 2023, and was the second-highest scorer in the Fellowship Examinations.


Dr Tan's subspeciality clinical and research interests are in Minimally Invasive Stone Surgery, Complex Urinary Stone Disease, Prostate Laser Enucleation, and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Prostatic Enlargement. Dr Tan is passionate about medical education, serving as Clinical Lecturer and House Mentor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. As part of the Medical Education Distinction Track, he pioneered the Informed Consent Workshop for final-year students, and was awarded the Young Scholar Award at the Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference.


In 2019, Dr Tan was awarded the Fung Clinical Fellowship for overseas outreach and humanitarian work. He was part of the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation team who shared their expertise in living-related paediatric Kidney Transplantation at the Mandalay Children's Hospital in Myanmar. Outside of Urology, Dr Tan was awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour for the 80th Medical Officer Conversion Course as the top graduate during National Service, in addition to the Best Knowledge and Top Marksman Awards. He continues to serve as an Officer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force Headquarters.


  • 2021 - Young Scholar Merit Award at Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference
  • 2020 - NUS Medicine Fortitude Award for Educators
  • 2019 - 2nd Prize for Moderated Poster Presentation at Urofair
  • 2015 - Sword of Honour, 80th Medical Officer Conversion Course, SAF

Journals & Publications

  1. Tan YQ, Wang Z, Yap QV, et al. Psychological Health of Surgeons in a Time of COVID-19: A Global Survey. Ann Surg. 2023 Jan 1;277(1):50-56.
  2. Lim EJ, Zhen CW, Tan YQ, et al. Outcomes of a non-randomised audit of single pigtail suture stents in urolithiasis management of Asian patients in Singapore. Asian Journal of Urology. 2022.
  3. Tan YQ, Kyaw L, Wang Z, et al. Psychological Health of Graduating Medical Students in a Time of COVID-19: A Nationwide Survey. Singapore Med J. 2021 Oct 11. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2021154.
  4. Ong CSH, Lu J, Tan YQ, et al. Implementation of a Ureteric Colic Telemedicine Service: A Mixed Methods Quality Improvement Study. Urology. 2021 Jan;147:14-20.
  5. Tan YQ, Tay WK, Ooi LY, et al. Multiphoton Microscopic Study of the Renal Cell Carcinoma Pseudocapsule: Implications for Tumour Enucleation. Urology. 2020 Oct;144:249-254.
  6. Tan YQ, Lu J, Wang Z, et al. Key Considerations in the Recovery and Resumption of Surgical Services after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2020 Nov;49(11):922-924.
  7. Tan YQ, Wang Z, Tiong HY, et al. The START (Surgical Triage And Resource Allocation Tool) of Surgical Prioritization During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Urology. 2020 Aug;142:32-35.
  8. Tan YQ, Lu J, Chiong E. The Forgotten Urological Patient During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Patient Safety Safeguards. Eur Urol. 2020 Sep;78(3):e135-e136.
  9. Tan YQ, Wu QH, Chiong E. Preserving Operational Capability While Building Capacity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tertiary Urology Centre's Experience. Urology. 2020 Aug;142:36-37.
  10. Law YXT, Tai BC, Tan YQ, et al. A Small Group Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Daily Pentoxifylline in the Management of Patients With Erectile Dysfunction with Suboptimal Treatment Response to Sildenafil. Sex Med. 2020 Mar;8(1):14-20.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, Chapter of Urologists, College of Surgeons, Singapore
  • Member, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member, American Urological Association
  • Member, European Association of Urology
  • Member, Urological Association of Asia
  • Member, Singapore Urological Association
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association
  • Member, Society of Men's Health Singapore

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National University Health System
  • National University Hospital
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Jurong Community Hospital
  • National University Polyclinics
  • Jurong Medical Centre
  • National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore
  • NUHS Diagnostics
  • NUHS Pharmacy
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
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