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Associate Professor Tan Soo Yong

Head & Senior Consultant

National Unversity Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)

Department of Pathology, National University Hospital (NUH)

Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Senior Principal Investigator, IMCB, A*STAR

Senior Consultant, Manpower Standards and Professional Development, Ministry of Health

Head, Advanced Molecular Pathology Laboratory, IMCB

International Advisor (West Pacific), Royal College of Pathologists


A/Prof Tan Soo Yong obtained his medical qualifications from the National University of Singapore and thereafter underwent postgraduate training in Forensic Pathology and Histopathology in Singapore and in the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Qualifying in both forensic and histopathology, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and a Diplomate of the Society of Apothecaries of London. A/Prof Tan obtained his PhD fromOxfordUniversity, working in the field of haematopathology.


His current research interest is in the pathology of NK/T cell lymphoma and Type II Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (Type II EATL). For his work on the pathology of Type II EATL, he was elected a member of the International Lymphoma Study Group (ILSG) and a member of the team responsible for updating the WHO Classification of haematolymphoid neoplasms. A/Prof Tan sits on the Editorial Board of two pathology journals (Journal of Clinical Pathology, Biobanking and Biopreservation). He is currently Associate Professor in the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, a Senior Consultant and Clinician Investigator in the Department of Pathology, National University Hospital.


A/Prof Tan holds multiple concurrent appointments as Senior Consultant to the Ministry of Health Singapore, Visiting Consultant to the National Skin Centre and National Cancer Centre Singapore, Head of the Advanced Molecular Pathology Laboratory (AMPL) and Senior Principal Investigator at the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology (IMCB).


An educator at heart, he is also Chief Examiner in Pathology, Chairman of the Residency Advisory Committee for Pathology, Visiting Professor to University Malaya, Guangdong General Hospital and the Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, China.


A/Prof Tan has multiple advisory roles including Consultant to Johnson & Johnson, Inc., member of the Diagnostic Hotspot Advisory Panel and the microRNA Project Selection Committee, Exploit Technologies; Singapore’s representative to the Advisory Board of the IAEA, Member of Advisory Board, Roche Ventana, Chairman of the Biobanking Committee, Asian Network of Research Resource Centres (ANRRC) and International Advisor (West Pacific) of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK). 



MBBS, DipRCPath, FRCPath, DMJ, DPhil (Oxon)




Updated as of 30 June 2016