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Assoc Prof Tan Kun Kiaang Henry

Henry Tan Kun Kiaang

Assoc Prof Tan Kun Kiaang Henry

MBBS (NSW), MD (Spore), FCRS (Ed), FAMS (ORL)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Otolaryngology

Sub-specialties: Paediatric Otolaryngology, Women's Otolaryngology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Otolaryngology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Director and Senior Consultant Children's ENT Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Profile

Assoc Prof Henry Tan is currently a Senior Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, with a keen interest in pediatric otorhinolaryngology and complex airway management. He is also the main implant surgeon in KKH for cochlear implant and brain stem implant (in collaboration with neuro surgeon).

He graduated from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor in Medicine in 1981.

Assoc Prof Tan has exceptional contributions to clinical work that has impact on safety and quality of patient care. He has also demonstrated leadership in his field of specialty and actively engages in training junior staff and peers in the area of service excellence.

Education

  • MD (Spore) 2001
  • FRCSEd (Edinburgh) 1990
  • MBBS The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 1981

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Head of Department of Otolaryngology, KKH 2007 - Present
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, KKH 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke NUS Medical School, 2013 - Present
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, 2006 - Present
  • Faculty Member, SingHealth Residency Program (ENT), 2011 - Present

Awards

  • NUS Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence AY16/17, 2017
  • Service with a Heart Award, 2015
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, RiSE Awards, SingHealth Residency, 2015
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, RiSE Awards, SingHealth Residency, 2014

Research Interests

Publications

  • Diagnostic Dilemma of a Mature Parapharyngeal Teratoma in an Infant
    Maria Pang CY, Tan KK
    Clinical Medical Reviews and Case Reports 2017 4:197| ISSN: 2378-3656
    Volume 4 Issue 12
  • Luc's abscess masquerading as severe otitis externa
    Jereme Yijin Gan, Henry Kun Kiaang Tan, Lynn Huiting Koh
    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology's online-only companion journal
    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
    March 2017 Volume 16, Pages 10–13
  • The Successful use of bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation (Coblation) In Treatment of A
    Lymphatic Malformation Affecting The Upper Airway
    Lynn H.Koh, Henry KK Tan
    International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Vol 2 No 4 (2016)
  • Distribution of branchial anomalies in a paediatric Asian population
    Neville Wei Yang Teo, Shahrul Izham Ibrahim, Kun Kiaang Henry Tan
    Singapore Medical Journal 2015; 56 (4): 203-207
  • An unusual case of upper airway obstruction
    Lim KH, Ang HC, Tan HKK
    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2012; 7 (1): 18-20
  • A subglottic stenosis in infants and children
    Choo KKM, Tan HKK, Balakrishnan A
    Singapore Medical Journal 2012;51 (11): 848
  • Airway Management of an expanding soft palate haematoma in a parturient
    SB Yeoh, WHL Teoh, HKK Tan
    Anaesth Intensive Care. 2013 Sep;41(5):680-1.
  • Preauricular sinuses in the pediatric population: techniques and recurrence rates
    Gan EC, Tan HKK
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngology. 77(2013) 372-378.
  • A review of the burden of disease due to otitis media in the Asia-Pacific
    Mahadevan M, Navarro-Locsin G, Tan HK, Yamanaka N, Sonsuwan N, Wang PC, Dung NT, Restuti RD, Hashim SS, Vijayasekaran S
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 May;76(5):623-35.
  • Mastoiditis presenting as parietooccipital scalp abscess- A case report and literature review Somasundaram Subramaniam, Ang AHC, Tan HKK
    International journal of pediatric Otolaryngology Extra, 2012, e1-e3.
  • Recurrent Kawasaki disease presenting as acute airway obstruction
    See XA, Prakash V, Tan KK
    Singapore Med J. 2012 Dec;53(12):e264-6
  • Kimura disease of the epiglottis- an unusual cause of upper airway obstruction.
    Lim KH, Ang AHC, Tan HKK
    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2011
  • A subglottic stenosis in infants and children
    Choo KKM, Tan HKK, Balakrishnan A
    Singapore Medical Journal 2012;51 (11): 848
  • Preauricular sinuses in the pediatric population: techniques and recurrence rates Gan EC, Tan HKK, Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 77(2013) 372-378.
  • Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of Rhinosinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis
    Siow J K, Alshaikh N A, Balakrishnan A, Chan K O, Chao S S, Goh L G, Hwang S Y J, Lee C Y J, Leong J L, Lim L, Menon A, Sethi D S, Tan H, Wang D Y, Singapore Med J. 2010;51(3):190-199.
  • Sphenoid sinus: An anatomic and endoscopic study in Asian cadavers
    Tan HKK, Ong YK, Clinical Anatomy 20:745-750 (2007)
  • A novel stent for the treatment of persistent buccopharyngeal membrane
    Tan SS, Tan HK, Lim CS, Chiang WM, Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Sep;70(9):1645-9
  • Auditory neuropath/auditory dys-synchrony detected by universal newborn hearing screening
    Ngo RY, Tan HK, Balakrishnan A, Lim SB, Lazaroo DT
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 July;70(7):1299-306. Epub 2006 Jan 18
  • The development of sphenoid sinus in Asian children
    HKK Tan, YK Ong, MSK Teo, SMC Fook-Chong, Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol (2003)67, 1295-1302.
  • Airway foreign bodies (AFB) – A 10-year review
    Tan KK, Brown K, McGill T, Kenna MA, Lund D, Healy GB, Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2000;56(2):91-99.
  • The Singapore Swing, Gibb AG, Tan KK, Sim RST
    The Journal of Laryngology and Otology June 1997, Vol. 111, pp. 527-530
  • Fragmented, Distorted Cricoid Cartilage: An Acquired Abnormality.
    Tan KK, Holinger LD, Chen Jiann Chyuan, Gonzalez- Crussi F
    Annals of Otology, rhinology & Laryngology May 1996; 105(5):348-355.
  • The Optic Nerve in the Posterior Ethmoid in Asians
    Yeoh KH, Tan KK, Acta Otolaryngologica 1994; 114:329-336

Research Trials