Dr Tan Yew Seng
MBBS (Singapore) – MMed (Singapore) – FCFP (Singapore) – FAMS (Palliative Medicine)
Dr Tan Yew Seng is the Consultant Palliative Medicine Physician at OncoCare Cancer Centre. Prior to this, Dr Tan was working as Medical Director of Assisi Hospice from 2006 and subsequently as Senior Consultant at Bright Vision Hospital from 2014. He is accredited in Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine subspecialties.
Dr Tan is actively involved in teaching Family Medicine, Palliative Medicine, hospice and end-of-life care to doctors, medical students, nurses, physical therapists, art therapists, social workers, counsellors and volunteers. He had also been an examiner for the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine, Master of Medicine in Family Medicine, and the Palliative Medicine Advance Specialty Training Exit Examinations.
Dr Tan has a special interest in supporting patients, families and care staff who are experiencing the challenges of life-threatening diseases and the end of life. For his work with these patients, families and caregivers, he was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2010. He is also an alumnus of the Metta Institute End-of-Life Care Practitioner Program in San Francisco, which trains professionals in the care of the dying.
In terms of other contributions, Dr Tan has served in various national workgroups and committees on opiate dependence and abuse, mental health and dementia; on clinical practice guidelines for epilepsy, dementia, and benzodiazepines; as well as in health feedback and health policy study workgroups.
Graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1990.
Obtained Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine in 1998.
Obtained Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy in 2000.
Received his Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) in 2004.
Accredited with the Fellow of the College of Family Physicians (Singapore) in 2007.
Received the Certificate of Specialist Accreditation (Singapore) and accredited for FAMS (Singapore) in Palliative Medicine in 2012.