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Dr Tan Ken Jin
DR TAN KEN JIN
MBBS, MMed (Ortho)
FRCS (Orth & Trauma)
Foot and Ankle Surgery, Sports Injury
Tan is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty
interest in Foot and Ankle disorders and Sports injuries. He graduated
from the National University of Singapore and underwent Orthopaedic
surgical training in Singapore. During this period, Dr Tan had the
opportunity to work in the various tertiary hospitals in Singapore where
he gained wide exposure to the field of Orthopaedic surgery.
awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal on completion of his advanced
specialty training. He went on to complete fellowship-training in Foot
and Ankle Reconstruction under the Ministry of Health Human Manpower
Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship.
He completed two separate
fellowships; the first at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in
Germanyunder the renowned Professor Zwipp and the second at the
Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction in the USA with Dr Mark
Myerson, a world leader and pioneer in Foot and Ankle Surgery.
When he returned from
fellowship training, Dr Tan joined the Sports Medicine Division at the
National University Hospital, Singapore. He was an active member of the
Sports Division and also served as a Visiting Consultant at the Sports
and Orthopaedic Clinic at the University Health Centre, NUS where he has
treated many sports injuries in University students and staff.
Dr Tan was also a
founding member of the Foot and Ankle Division since its inception at
the National University Hospital. He is still currently one of only a
few active members from Singapore in the American Orthopedic Foot and
Ankle Society (AOFAS).
During this period, Dr Tan set up the
fellowship-training program at the division that has trained surgeons
from the region in Foot and Ankle reconstruction. He was the Program
Director of the Foot and Ankle education program and supervised the
training of residents in Foot and Ankle surgery.
His subspecialty clinical expertise includes management of:
- Sports injuries and arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle.Foot and Ankle TraumaForefoot deformities such as Hallux Valgus (Bunions) and hammer toes.
- Foot deformities such as flatfeet and cavus feet in adults and children.Ankle Arthritis with osteotomies, arthrodesis and ankle replacement.
- Sports injuries and arthritis of the knee including knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and knee replacement.
Dr Tan also has a keen
interest in the education of fellow doctors and students as well as the
lay public in Orthopaedic conditions. He has written many articles in
the local press to increase awareness about Foot and Ankle diseases and
also spoken in many public forums.
Dr Tan has been invited as course
chairman and faculty in multiple courses and also as a visiting lecturer
both locally and in the region.
His research interests
include lower limb biomechanics, foot and ankle injuries, bone grafting
and fusion biology.
He has held competitive research grants to pursue
research in these areas. He has also published more than 20 manuscripts
and invited articles in medical journals on various Orthopaedic
conditions and their management.
addition to his clinical work, Dr Tan was also part of the NUH
earthquake surgical relief team to Jogjakarta, Indonesia and was awarded
the Minister for Health award in 2006 for his efforts.
He is an
Assistant Professor for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and was
also a Core Faculty member for the NUHS Orthopaedic Residency Program,
playing a key role in the education of future Orthopaedic specialists.
Dr Tan is available for consultation at the following clinics daily from: Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm, Saturday 9 to 12pm
: 38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-41 Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre Singapore 329563
: (65) 6734 8168 Fax
: (65) 6734 9896
: (65) 9665 5480
: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #15-17 Connexion, Singapore 217562
: (65) 6435 0015
: (65) 6443 5563
: (65) 9665 5480
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