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Dr Tay Kaijun

Dr Tay Kaijun


Associate Consultant

Specialty: Otorhinolaryngology/ENT

Clinical Interest: Rhinology

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Otorhinolaryngology - Head &Neck Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Physician Faculty, Otolaryngology Residency Programme, SingHealth
  • Clinical Instructor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School


Dr. Tay Kaijun is an Associate Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, Throat Surgeon) at Singapore General Hospital. He earned his undergraduate medical degree from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2014. During his undergraduate years, Dr. Tay received the Otolaryngology Society Undergraduate Book Prize for his exceptional academic performance in ENT. Subsequently, he completed his Otorhinolaryngology Residency at Singhealth, where he was recognized twice with the Outstanding Resident Award and graduated top of his cohort, earning the Society of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Singapore Academic Excellence Award. 

Dr. Tay's vision is to provide personalized and compassionate high-quality care. His unwavering commitment to this vision has garnered him multiple patient compliment awards.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Tay has dedicated time to examining how care can be improved. He has been actively involved in numerous research studies and innovation projects, constantly striving to enhance patient outcomes through rigorous review of results. Dr. Tay is also passionate about medical education and takes pride in mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Dr. Tay's special interest lies in Rhinology, focusing on the treatment of nose-related conditions. However, he also finds fulfilment in enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from any ENT-related condition.


  • ​Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore (Otorhinolaryngology) 2023
  • Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology) 2020
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland) 2017
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (ENT) 2015
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Singapore) 2014

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • SOHNSS Academic Excellence award – Top scorer at National Otolaryngology Exit Board Examination 2023
  • SingHealth Digital Bounty Hunter Award 2023
  • Outstanding Resident Award 2022, 2023
  • Service with A Heart Award 2020, 2023
  • Singhealth Best House Officer Award 2015
  • Gold Award Singapore Young Investigator Award -  Quality, Health Services Research 2013 (as co-author)
  • Best Poster Award - APSCI 2013 (as co-author)
  • Otolaryngology Society Undergraduate Book Prize 2013

Research Interests


  1. The impact of cytology screening and HPV vaccination on the burden of cervical cancer. Tay K, Tay SK. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jun
  2. Outcomes and Prognostic Factors of Post-irradiation and de novo Sarcomas of the Head and Neck: A Histologically Matched Case-Control Study. Yeang MS*, Tay K*, Ong WS, Thiagarajan A, Tan DS, Ha TC, Teo PT, Soo KC, Tan HK, Iyer NG. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Apr 19. *Co-First Author. 
  3. Factors affecting the uptake of cervical cancer screening among nurses in Singapore. Tay K., Tay, S. K., Tesalona, K. C., Rashid, N. M., Tai, E. Y., & Najib, S. J. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2015 Sep 
  4. Re-irradiation versus Chemo-re-irradiation for Unresectable, Recurrent/Persistent/Second-Primary Head and Neck Cancer: A Pooled-analysis of Published Data. Tay K, A Kwa, Lim CM. International Journal of Head and Neck Science. 2020 July
  5. Diagnosis, Prognosticators, and Management of Acute Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis: Multidisciplinary Consensus Statement and Evidence‐Based Review with Recommendations. Lauren T. Roland, […] , Kaijun Tay, […] et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2023 
  6. Total Thyroidectomy while on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Thyroid Storm. JJ Wee, KJ Tay, SRB Sudirman, SRH Loh. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 1-5, 2023 
  7. Outcomes of Endoscopic versus Microscopic Myringoplasty (Abstract). Kaijun Tay, Barrie Y. B. Tan. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery 157.1_suppl (2017): P255
  8. How Well Do Consumers Understand Healthcare Financing?—A Community-Based Survey of Residents in a Public Housing Estate in Singapore (Abstract). S Lau, YZ Lee, K Tay, CS Tan, NP Fong. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2013 Sep;42(9 suppl):153.

Research Trials