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Dr Tan Yau Min, Gerald

Dr Tan Yau Min, Gerald
Dr Tan Yau Min, Gerald
  • Gerald Tan Urology + Robotics (Mount Elizabeth Novena)

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    38 Irrawaddy Road #07-40
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

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    6694 1828
  • Specialty

    • Urology
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) (Edin) 1996
    • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS, Edin) 2002
    • Master of Medicine (MMed) (Surgery) NUS 2003
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (FAMS) (Urology) 2007
    • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS) (USA)
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew

Background

  • Dr Gerald Tan is a urology specialist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital who is well known for his expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers.
  • Dr Tan completed his fellowship in both prostate cancer research and robotic urologic oncology under world-renowned robotic surgeon Professor Ash Tewari, director of both the Prostate Cancer Institute and LeFrak Institute of Robotic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City. Their research has been recognised with top awards and honours from the American Urological Association, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and the International College of Surgeons.
  • Dr Tan has been involved in over 550 robotic radical prostatectomies, and was one of the first in Singapore to perform robotic partial nephrectomy for early kidney cancer and robotic radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Dr Tan is proficient in robotic and advanced laparoscopic procedures, and also performs major cancer and reconstructive surgeries for complex pelvic cancer. Prior to entering private practice, Dr Tan headed the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Robotic Urology Task Force as surgical proctor, and oversaw the development of the hospital’s inpatient-care path for patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy.
  • Dr Tan has also received numerous top international academic awards and honors, being the named recipient of the prestigious Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research by the New York Academy of Medicine, the AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Scholar Award by the American Association of Cancer Research, the John Steyn Travelling Fellowship in Urology & the James Syme Medal for outstanding academic achievement by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  • In 2011, he was awarded the Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship by the College of Surgeons, Singapore for excellence in clinical research. In 2012, he was named the Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia by the Urological Association of Asia for his contributions to the field of urology. To date, Dr Tan has authored seven book chapters and over twenty-five peer-reviewed scientific papers published in prestigious journals that include Urology (Gold Journal), European Urology, Urologic Clinics of North America, Journal of Endourology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and British Journal of Urology International. He is a regular reviewer for the British Journal of Urology International in the fields of minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

Awards

  • The Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia, Urological Association of Asia (2012)
  • Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture & Medal, College of Surgeons, Singapore (2011) – - for best scientific first-author paper published in 2010
  • Biography listed in 2011 Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America® (2011)
  • First Prize, Best Video Award, American Urological Association Annual Meeting (co-author) (2010)
  • The Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (Medical Innovation), Junior Chamber International Singapore (2009)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Cancer Research Scholar Award, American Association of Cancer Research (2009)
  • Best Urology Video (Honorable Mention), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 18th Annual Meeting, Boston (Co-author) (2009)
  • Young Investigator (Silver) Award, National Healthcare Group 8th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2009)
  • Best Oral Presentation (Surgical Disciplines) (Merit) Award, National Healthcare Group 8th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2009)
  • First Prize, AUA ACMI Gyrus Clinical Research Essay Award, American Urological Association Annual Meeting (co-author) (2009)
  • Sir James Fraser Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009)
  • National Institutes of Health Trainee Travel Award, American Society of Andrology Annual Meeting (2009)
  • Best Video Award, Archivos Espanoles de Urologia (2009) (Co-author)
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (2009)
  • Young Investigator Merit Award, National Healthcare Group 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2008)
  • Best Oral Presentation (Surgical Disciplines), National Healthcare Group 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2008)
  • 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
  • Best Abstract (Basic Science Category), Sexual Medicine Society of North America Annual Meeting, Toronto (Presenting Author) (2008)
  • Best Scientific Paper (Urology), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (Presenting Author) (2008)
  • Best Video (Urology), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (Presenting Author) (2008)
  • SLS Scholarship Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (2008)
  • Grand Prize, International College of Surgeons Research Essay Award (2008)
  • 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
  • Research Scholarship Award, International College of Surgeons (2008)
  • Medical Research Fellowship, National Medical Research Council, Singapore (2007)
  • Excellent Service Award (Gold), Tan Tock Seng Hospital / SPRING Singapore (2005)
  • Excellent Service Award (Silver), Tan Tock Seng Hospital / SPRING Singapore (2004)
  • The Courage Star, Office of the President of Singapore (for valor and selfless dedication in battling SARS) (2003)
  • Service Champion Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2002)
  • Wightman Prize in Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1995)
  • Lucas Medal in Forensic Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1996)

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