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Dr Vincent Tay Khwee Soon

Dr Tay

BSc.(Pharm.)(Hons.), MD, MRCS, MMed (Surg), MCI, FAMS (Plastic Surgery)


Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Aesthetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Aesthetic Breast, Body Contouring, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Surgery, Keloid, Liposuction, Nose (rhinoplasty), Otoplasty, Scars.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Consultant Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor SingHealth Duke-NUS Musculoskeletal Sciences Academic Clinical Programme
  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS


Dr Vincent Tay is a consultant with the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Service in the Department of Surgery at Changi General Hospital (CGH), and also serves as the Campus Service Chief of the SingHealth-DukeNUS Cell Therapy Centre. He is also a visiting consultant at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. He graduated from the Duke-NUS Medical School and completed his specialist training in Singapore. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in plastic and aesthetic surgery at Akademikliniken in Sweden in 2019 and various observerships in China and South Korea.

Before medical practice, Dr Tay pursued pharmaceutical sciences on an undergraduate scholarship from the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and served at the Defence Medical Environmental Research Institute (DMERI). After graduation, as part of the pioneer batch of the Duke-NUS Medical School in 2011, he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2013 and completed his Master in Medicine (Surgery) in 2015.

During his training in plastic surgery, Dr Tay was the first resident nationwide to receive the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Clinician-Scientist New Investigator Grant Award in 2016 and the recipient of the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Resident award in 2017. He was subsequently awarded the Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship and attained his Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) in 2019. He was inducted into the Academy of Medicine as a Fellow in 2020 under the Chapter of Plastic Surgeons. Dr Tay continues to pursue his research interests in plastic and regenerative surgery as he believes that research and innovation drive for better patient care.


  • Master of Clinical Investigation, (NUS), 2019
  • Master of Medicine (Surgery), (NUS), 2015
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2013
  • Doctor of Medicine, Duke-NUS, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Honours), NUS, 2005

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Surgery, Changi General Hospital.
  • Visiting Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.
  • Clinical Instructor – Musculoskeletal Sciences ACP, SingHealth.
  • Clinical Lecturer - Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
  • Fellow (Plastic Surgery) - Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2020 – present.
  • Committee Member (Scientific) - Plastic Aesthetic Surgery Meeting, 2020-2021.
  • Fellow - Akademikliniken, Sweden, 2019.
  • Committee member - SGH Internal Research Funding Workgroup, 2018 - 2019.
  • Examiner - Duke-NUS Medical School.
  • Lifetime member - Wound Healing Society Singapore, 2016 - present.


  • MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship, 2019
  • NMRC National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Resident Award, 2017
  • Khoo Mentored Research Award, 2017
  • NMRC Clinician-Scientist New Investigator Grant Award, 2016
  • SingHealth Outstanding Resident Award, 2016
  • SingHealth Outstanding Resident Award, 2012
  • Duke-NUS China Construction Achievement Award (Best Clinical Research), 2010
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award (The Rockefeller University), 2004
  • Defence Science & Technology Agency Undergraduate Scholarship, 2001

Research Interests

  • Fat grafting for wound healing, reconstruction and rejuvenation
  • Adipose therapeutics (stromal vascular fraction, adipose-derived stem cells)
  • Aesthetic breast surgery


  • Paolo Montemurro, Vincent K.S. Tay (Corresponding author). Transitioning from Conventional Textured to Nanotextured Breast Implants: Our Early Experience and Modifications for Optimal Breast Augmentation Outcomes. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. (DOI: 10.1093/asj/sjaa169).
  • Paolo Montemurro, Vincent K.S. Tay (Corresponding author), Per Hedén. The Evolution of Patients' and Surgeons' Perspectives Towards the Role of the Internet and Social Media in Breast Augmentation Over 5 Years. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. (DOI: 10.1093/asj/sjaa087).
  • Vincent K.S. Tay, Wing-Yue Chan. Bioequivalence of Adipose Derived Cells in Random Pattern Skin Flap Survival. Plastic Surgery: The Meeting 2018.
  • Zhuan-Li Bai, Vincent K.S. Tay, Shu-Zhong Guo, Juan Ren, Mao-Guo Shu (2018). Silibinin induced human glioblastoma cell apoptosis concomitant with autophagy through simultaneous inhibition of mTOR and YAP. Biomedical Research International. Article ID 6165192
  • Vincent K.S. Tay, Si-Jack Chong, Bien-Keem Tan (2015). Impact of Newly Implemented Burns Protocol on Surgically Managed Partial Thickness Burns at a Specialized Burns Center in Singapore. Annals of Plastic Surgery 76(3):276-279.
  • Kon-Kam Nicolas King, Vincent K.S. Tay, John C Allen Jr., and Beng-Ti Ang (2012). Prior statin use has no effect on survival after intracerebral hemorrhage: An Observational Study in a Multiethnic Asian Patient Population. Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum 114:343-6. 
  • Vincent K.S. Tay, Audrey S. Wang, Koon Yeow Leow, Michie M.K. Ong, Kim Ping Wong, and Urs A. Boelsterli (2005). Mitochondrial permeability transition as a source of superoxide anion induced by the nitroaromatic drug nimesulide in vitro. Free Radic Biol Med 39: 949-959.

Research Trials