Dr Lincoln Tan



Division of Surgical Oncology (Urology), National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)
Department of Urology, University Surgical Cluster, National University Hospital (NUH) 

Director of Urologic Oncology, Post-Graduate Medical Education & Informatics, Department of Urology, University Surgical Cluster, 
National University Hospital (NUH) 

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Dr Lincoln Tan graduated from NUS in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. In 2011, he was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal from the Academy of Medicine.

Dr Tan’s clinical expertise lies in the minimally invasive treatment of urologic cancers. In 2007, he was a key member of the workgroup appointed by the Ministry of Health to develop the national clinical practice guidelines for prostate cancer screening. He completed his fellowship in Urologic Oncology and Laparoscopic and Tele-Robotic Urologic Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2013.

His research interests lies in prostate cancer biomarkers and image guided biopsy techniques.

Beyond the surgical treatment of prostate cancer, Dr Tan is is passionate advocate for Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer patients. He has actively participated in the Movember fund raising campaigns for many years, and has organized many educational talks for the public and primary care physicians on these topics.

Dr Tan is  actively involved in survivorship issues, serving as Chairman of the Singapore Cancer Society Survivorship Programmes Advisory Committee.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Tan is also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He is a Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. He is also Assistant Associate Program Director and Core Faculty for the NUHS Urology Residency Programme. 


Education and Fellowship

MBBS, MRCS (Edin) , MMED (Surg), FRCS (Urol) (RCPSG), FAMS (Urol) 


Awards and Honours

  • Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence - 2009
  • College of Surgeon Gold Medal (Academy of Medicine Singapore) - 2011
  • NUHS Academic Medicine Development Award - 2012 


Specialty Interests

  • Prostate cancer
  • Minimally invasive treatment of urologic cancers



Updated as of 5 June 2018