An Introduction to Dr Tan Eng Kien
DR Tan Eng Kien (E K Tan) obtained his basic medical degree from the University of Manchester in 1997, graduating with honours. He completed his O & G training in the United Kingdom and is an accredited specialist in the UK and Singapore. He obtained his Membership from the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (MRCOG) in 2001. During his specialist training in Glasgow Scotland, he completed the RCOG Special Skills Module in Gynaecology Ultrasound Imaging, Advanced Training Skills Module in Fetal Medicine, and obtained the Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics Ultrasound. He is also a Diplomate of the Faculty of Family Planning UK. Having been judged by the College (RCOG) to have advanced the science and art of O & G, Dr Tan was admitted as a Fellow of the College (FRCOG) in 2014.
Special Area of Interest – High-Risk Pregnancies
Dr Tan has a special interest in the management of high-risk pregnancies such as multiple births (twins) and pregnancies with complications (like diabetes, high blood pressure, babies with congenital problems). Other interests included water births and obstetric ultrasound imaging.
Contributor and Speaker at Professional Events
An active contributor on articles on women’s health in magazines and symposiums, Dr Tan is certified by Advanced Life Support Group UK to be a MOET trainer. The Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma course (MOET) is a course to train senior doctors (OBGYN and anaesthetist) in life saving techniques to pregnant women with serious complications. He regularly teaches MOET in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Highly-Experienced in the Medical Community
Prior to starting his private practice in 2016, Dr Tan was holding multiple portfolios at National University Hospital where he was a Senior Consultant, Assistant Professor and the Residency Program Director. He was the consultant in charge of the Delivery Suite, updating the protocols, ensuring that pregnant mothers were well looked after during labour and their babies were delivered safely. He started the NUH PROMPT course (Professional Obstetric Multi-professional Training), a multidisciplinary course training labour ward midwives and doctors in emergencies looking after the labouring mums, communication and teamwork. Dr Tan was also one of the consultants in charge of the Fetal Care Centre. He performed nuchal translucency (OSCAR scans), fetal anomaly ultrasounds (FA scans) and amniocentesis for pregnant mothers.
Passionate about Developing Younger Doctors
Dr Tan was the residency program director at NUH, from 2010 to 2016. Under his leadership, the NUH OBGYN residency program for training specialists doctors was accredited by the United States ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). He was instrumental in implementing the curriculum and assessment methods for NUH junior O & G doctors, ensuring that they were properly trained to provide quality care for women's health.
Multilingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese
Because of his proficiency in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Dr Tan has looked after pregnant patients from all over the world (UK, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, US, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam).
An avid photographer who likes to capture beautiful moments, one of Dr Tan’s greatest satisfaction is being able to witness a mother cradle her newborn baby after having gone through hours of labour. Being an avid photographer, Dr Tan is meticulous with image quality, and explains his attention to details with ultrasound imaging in his daily clinical practice.