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Prof Tan Bien Soo


Senior Consultant

Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Diagnostic Radiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Chairman, Div of Radiological Sciences Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Tan Bien Soo is Senior Consultant Radiologist and immediate past Head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology.

Dr Tan completed his fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK in 1995. Since his return, he has helped to develop the Vascular and Interventional Radiology service in SGH, into the largest and most comprehensive service in the region. Dr Tan assumed the post of Head of Department in 2002. He is concurrently Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School & Clinical Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Tan’s current interests are in Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), National University of Singapore (1985) 
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, United Kingdom (FRCR) (1992) 
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS) (1996) 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Immediate past Head, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Singapore General Hospital 
  • Visiting Consultant, National Heart Centre, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Changi General Hospital 
  • Visiting Consultant, Singapore Armed Forces 
  • Chairman, Specialist Training Committee for Diagnostic Radiology 2008 – Present 
  • President, College of Radiologists, Singapore 2009 - Present


  • Ministry of Health HMDP Fellowship Award in Interventional Radiology 1994 
  • National Day Commendation Medal (Military) 2005 
  • Silver Award, Excellent Service Award (EXSA) 2008

Publications and Research Trials

  • Perioperative Endovascular Internal Iliac Artery Occlusion Balloon Placement in Management of Placenta Accreta. CH Tan, K H Tay, K Sheah, K Kwek, K Wong, H K Tan & B S Tan. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2007; 189: 1158-1163 
  • Uterine Artery Embolisation for Symptomatic Fibroids in a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore. P C Mohan, B S Tan, B H Kwek, J Abu, D Koh, KH Tay, T N Lau, D Ong & S L Yu. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2005; 34: 78-83
  • Transctheter Embolization of a Superior Mesenteric Artery Pseudo aneurysm with Interlocking Detachable Coils. B S Tan & J F Riedy. Clinical Radiology. 1998;53: 455-457 
  • Palliation of Inoperable Esophageal Carcinoma: A Prospective Randomized Trail of Laser Therapy and Stent Placement. A Adam, J Ellul, A F Watkinson, B S Tan, R A Morgan, M P Saunders & R C Mason. Radiology. 1997; 202: 344-348
  • Metallic Endoprostheses for Malignant Tracheobroncial Obstruction: Initial Experience. B S Tan, AF Watkinson, J E Dussek & A Adam. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. 1996; 19:91-96 

Research Trials