Dr. Tan Ying Chien completed MBBS at the National University of Singapore in 1996, before obtaining M Med (Surgery) from the same university.
Dr Tan received training at a well-knowned hospital in Taiwan. He received on-the-job training in cleft, jaw and aesthetic surgery. He also mastered his skills at ear reconstruction, making him one of the only plastic surgeon in Singapore for such delicate reconstructive work.
Dr. Tan also received training at a Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Hospital in Japan, where Dr Tan honed his skills in ear reconstruction surgery.
Currently, Dr. Tan is the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at SW1 Clinic Plastic Surgery Centre. He is also part of Operation Smile, a charitable organization that organizes medical missions to third world countries to help children suffering from cleft lip and palate deformities.
He also does pro bono work for needy patients at both SGH and KKH.