Dr Karen Yap is a Consultant Breast and General Surgeon. She has been practicing at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital since 2005 and at the Farrer Park Medical Centre since 2015. She was previously from the National Cancer Centre.
Dr Yap graduated from the Medical School of the National University of Singapore in 1994, trained in General Surgery in Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She has completed a breast fellowship at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto.
She received her Specialist Accreditation in General Surgery in 2002 and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Dr Yap has numerous publications in international journals. She received a Masters of Science degree from the National University of Singapore in 2009 for her research thesis on breast cancer.
Dr Yap specialises in Breast Surgery, including mammotome biopsy, sentinel node biopsy and oncoplastic techniques. Behind her youthful looks lie years of training and experience in dealing with diseases of the breast. As a lady surgeon, Dr Yap understands and appreciates the place and role that the breasts have in a lady’s image and self-esteem.