Dr Felicia Tan is a breast surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. Her clinical interest is in breast cancer treatment and using various surgical techniques to achieve the best oncologic and cosmetic outcome for patients. This includes breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy) and nipple/skin sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction.
Dr Tan is also adept with the whole range of breast surgical procedures including vacuum assisted biopsies for breast lesions. She pioneered the procedure Radioisotope Occult Lesion Localization (ROLL) in Singapore – which is used for locating non-palpable breast lesions and microcalcifications for surgical excision. She continues to perform the full range of general surgical operations.
Dr Tan's current research interests lie in breast oncology, especially in understanding breast cancer in young women. Her research background is in translational medicine, utilizing molecular and genetic profiling of tumour subtypes to identify biomarkers, which will assist in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer. She received the prestigious Singapore Millennium Foundation Scholarship in 2007 to pursue her research interests.
Dr Felicia is actively involved in promoting breast cancer awareness. She is a committee member on various breast cancer support groups locally, including the Breast Cancer Foundation (Singapore’s largest breast cancer support group). She has also been invited to give lectures and public talks on breast cancer related issues both locally and internationally. She is a member of Bali’s international women's association, which is involved in promotion of breast cancer awareness and screening in Bali, Indonesia.
Prior to starting her own practice, she served as an associate consultant in KK Womens’ and Childrens’ Hospital.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Master of Medicine (Surgery), National University of Singapore
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh