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Dr Vincent Tay Khwee Soon

Dr Tay

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

Associate Consultant

Specialty: Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, General Surgery

Sub-specialties: Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Scar Management, Fat Grafting

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cosmetic Surgery, Keloid, Liposuction, Nose (rhinoplasty), Otoplasty.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Vincent Tay is an associate consultant with the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Service at the Changi General Hospital (CGH), and an adjunct research fellow at the Academic Medical Research Institute (AMRI), Duke-NUS. Beyond the general scope of plastic surgery, Dr Tay also has clinical and research interests in fat grafting, scar management and aesthetic breast surgery. 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, 2019.

Before medical practice, he pursued pharmaceutical sciences on a undergraduate scholarship from the Defence Science and Technology Agency and served at the Defence Medical Environmental Research Institute. After graduation as the pioneer batch from 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, he was the first resident nationwide to receive the 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 MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship to attain his Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) in 2019. Dr Tay continues to pursue his research interests in fat grafting and adipose therapeutics as he believes that research and innovation drive for better patient care.


  • 2019 - Advanced Specialty Training in Plastic Surgery, Joint Committee of Specialist Training, Singapore.
  • 2019 - Master of Clinical Investigation, NUS.
  • 2015 - Master of Medicine (Surgery), NUS.
  • 2013 - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
  • 2011 - Doctor of Medicine, Duke-NUS.
  • 2005 - Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Honours), NUS.

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Research Fellow - Academic Medicine Research Institute, Duke-NUS.
  • Clinical Lecturer - Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
  • Committee member - SGH Internal Research Funding Workgroup, 2018 - 2019.
  • Committee Member (Scientific) - Plastic Aesthetic Surgery Meeting, 2020.
  • Examiner - Duke-NUS Medical School.
  • Fellow - Akademikliniken, Sweden, 2019.
  • Fellow (Plastic Surgery) - Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Lifetime member - Wound Healing Society Singapore, 2016 - present.


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

Research Interests

  • ​Fat grafting for wound healing, reconstruction and rejuvenation
  • Adipose therapeutics (stromal vascular fraction, adiposed 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