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Assoc Prof Tang Tjun Yip

Assoc Prof Tang Tjun Yip

MB Bchir, MA (Cantab), FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Eng), MD (Vascular Surg, Cambridge), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Sub-specialties: Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, General Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Aortic Aneurysms (Thoracic, Thoracoabdominal and Abdominal), Deep Vein Thrombosis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Diabetic Foot Disease, Lymphoedema, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Varicose Veins, Venous Ulcers.

Clinical Appointments

  • Director, Research SingHealth Duke-NUS Vascular Centre
  • Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Vascular Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Tang graduated from Queens' College in Cambridge, UK and qualified from Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge in 2000 with a Distinction in Surgery. He trained on the higher surgical training program in East Anglia, UK and was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by the University of Cambridge in 2009 for research into carotid plaque inflammation. Just after completion of surgical training in late 2012, he was awarded a prestigious Cook British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) fellowship and undertook further endovascular training at Leicester Royal infirmary, UK and completing a postgraduate fellowship at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

He was previously a Consultant in vascular and endovascular surgery at Changi General Hospital for the past 4 years. He has an active subspecialty interest in diabetic foot salvage, endovenous surgery and renal access. He has active research interests in endovenous surgery and outcome modeling in vascular surgery and has published widely on these subjects. He has over 140 peer - reviewed publications. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.


  • MB Bchir
  • MA (Cantab)
  • FRCS (Glas)
  • FRCS (Eng)
  • MD (Vascular Surg, Cambridge)
  • FAMS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​CCRISP Course Director (CGH, Singapore), 2015-
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, 2014-
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor/Clinical Faculty Scheme
  • International Journal of Surgery Assistant Editor, 2013 –2015


  • ​British Society of Endovascular Therapy Fellowship, 2012
  • Vascular Surgical Society BJS Prize (Best Scientific Paper), 2008
  • The Brain Award (x2), 2008
  • Covidien/Tyco Travelling Fellowship, 2008
  • Vascular Surgical Society Founder’s Prize (Best Clinical Paper), 2007
  • GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship, 2005

Research Interests

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Chronic Limb threatening Ischaemia
  • Diabetic foot salvage
  • Vascular access salvage and venous surgery


Selected Scientific Papers (Publications 140+)

  1. Tang T and Noble-Jamieson C. Pain as a Presentation of Guillain – Barré Syndrome in Children. Br Med J 2001; 322: 149 – 150.
  2. Tang T, Wai-Leng C, Munday I, and Gaunt ME. Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Lancet 2005; 365(9461): 818.
  3. Tang T, Howarth SPS, Graves MJ, Trivedi RA, U-King-Im JM, Li ZY, Brown AP, Kirkpatrick PJ, Gaunt ME, and Gillard JH. The Forgotten Side: In – Vivo Assessment of Inflammatory Atheroma Burden on the Contralateral Side to Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis Using High Resolution USPIO Enhanced MR Imaging. Stroke 2006; 37: 2266 – 2270.
  4. Tang T., Walsh SR, Prytherch DR, Lees T, Varty K, Boyle JR. VBHOM: A Data Economic Model for Predicting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery Outcome. Br J Surg 2007; 94(6): 717 – 21.
  5. Tang TY, Walsh SR, Fanshawe TR, Gillard JH, Sadat U, Varty K, Gaunt ME, Boyle JR. Estimation Of Physiologic Ability And Surgical Stress (E-PASS) As A Predictor Of Immediate Outcome After Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery. Am J Surg 2007; 194(2):176-82.
  6. Tang TY, Muller KH, Graves MJ, Li ZY, Walsh SR, Young V, Sadat U, Howarth SP, Gillard JH. Iron Oxide Particles for Atheroma Imaging. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009; 29(7): 1001-8.
  7. Tang TY, Howarth SP, Miller SR, Graves MJ, Patterson AJ, U - King – Im JM, Li ZY, Walsh SR, Brown AP, Kirkpatrick PJ, Warburton EA, Hayes PD, Varty K, Boyle JR, Gaunt ME, Zalewski A, Gillard JH. Atorvastatin Therapy: Effects on Reduction of Macrophage Activity (ATHEROMA). Evaluation using USPIO-enhanced high resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging in carotid disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009; 53(22): 2039-50.
  8. Tang TY, Kam JW, Gaunt ME. ClariVein® - Early Results from a Large Single Centre Series of Mechano-chemical Endovenous ablation for Varicose Veins. Phlebology 2017; 32(1): 6-12
  9. Tang TY. MOCA’s Midterm Report: Still Flavor of the Month or a Sustainable Trend? J Endovasc Ther. 2017; 24(1): 156-158

Research Trials