Dr Tan Yung Khan is a urologist practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. He provides specialised care in prostate cancers, kidney cancers, kidney stone diseases and men’s health issues. He is accredited surgeon with broad experience in robotic and minimally invasive laproscopic procedures. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and senior lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in Singapore.
Formerly the Director of Endourology and Minimally Invasive at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Dr Tan pioneered medical technologies including Greenlight Vaporisation of the Prostate, UroNav Fusion Biopsy of the Prostate and Supine PCNL for the removal of large kidney stones using minimally invasive surgery.
Dr Tan has a strong interest in research and has published more than 20 original research articles and book chapters. He received the award for best paper at the Engineering and Urology Society Meeting, which was part of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting in 2011. His recent project involves developing a Robotic System for PCNL, which makes the surgical procedure more accurate and safer. He is also part of the UAA clinical guideline for Urinary Stone Disease and has travelled extensively to give talks and demonstrate state-of-the-art surgical techniques.
He has a keen interest in humanitarian relief work. In recognition of his contributions, he has received the Courage Award for managing SARS patients in the 2003 pandemic, the Healthcare for Humanity Award in 2006 and the Minister of Health Award in 2007 for medical relief work during the aftermath of the tsunami in Bandah Aceh and the Merapi eruption and earthquake in Indonesia.