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Clin Asst Prof Damien Tan Meng Yew

Dr Damien Tan from SGH

Clin Asst Prof Damien Tan Meng Yew


Senior Consultant

Specialty: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Sub-specialties: Colon Cancer Screening, Pancreaticobiliary Disorders, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP), Gastrointestinal Stenting, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopic Imaging

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis, Biliary Stones (Choledocholithiasis), Cirrhosis, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonic Polyps, Functional Abdominal Pain and Bloating, Functional Constipation, Functional Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal Luminal Stenosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pancreatic & Hepatobiliary Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts & Nodules, Subepithelial/Submucosal Lesions, Viral Hepatitis.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Gastroenterology & Hepatology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, IIB (Research), Non-Tenure, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


​Dr Damien Tan obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1999 and was accepted as a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2006. He achieved his specialist accreditation in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2009. He was awarded the SGH fellowship award and Singhealth manpower development award in 2009 and he completed his advanced GI fellowship program (EUS) in Hospital Erasmus, Brussels, Belgium in 2010 and advanced GI fellowship program (ERCP) in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, USA from 2010 to 2011. He is Senior Consultant with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of pancreato-biliary disorders and therapeutic endoscopy such as ERCP and EUS.


  • USMLE Step 1, Step 2 (CK & CS) and Step 3, ECFMG certification (2009)
  • Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS) (Gastroenterology)
  • Member Royal College of Physicians (UK) (2006)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore (1999)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke- NUS Medical School 
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine 
  • Gastroenterology Society of Singapore (GESS) Honorary Secretary 
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) member 
  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) member 
  • Academy of Medicine Singapore member 
  • Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology education sub-committee member 


  • 2012:  Khoo clinical scholar program for research
  • 2012:  Program for Nuturing Clinician Scientist award. (Medicine ACP)
  • 2011:  SGH Service with a heart award
  • 2010: Boston International Live Endoscopy Course Fellows grant 
  • 2009: SingHealth Manpower Development award (for ERCP fellowship) 
  • 2009: SGH Fellowship award (for EUS fellowship) 2009 
  • 2009: SGH Service with a heart award 
  • 2008:  Teaching Appreciation Award, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 
  • 2008: National Foundation for Digestive Diseases (NFDD) research prize 
  • 2008: ESGE Conference and workshop grant, 1st Hepatology & Gastroenterology Post-Graduate course and 10th International Workshop, Cairo, Egypt 
  • 2001:  Best Cadet 51st Medical Officer Cadet Course (Singapore Armed Forces)

Research Interests

  • ​Pancreas cancer
  • Pancreas cyst
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • IgG4 related disease
  • Advanced endoscopy (EUS/ERCP)


  • ​Gupta T, Lemmers A, Tan D, Ibrahim M, Le Moine O, Devière J. EUS-guided transmural drainage of postoperative collections. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Sep 26.
  • Tan DMY, Sherman S Endoscopic therapy in Chronic pancreatitis. Review. Korean J Intern Med. Dec 2011 ;26(4):384-399.
  • Tan DM, Lillemoe KD, Fogel EL A new technique for endoscopic removal of uncovered biliary self-expandable metal stents: stent-in-stent technique with a fully covered biliary stent. Gastrointest Endosc. July 2011
  • Tan D, Sherman S. After all these years of SOD and endotherapy – how far have we come? The role of endoscopic treatment for acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD). Editorial. Endoscopy May 2011; 43: 1–3

Research Trials