Dr Tan Hiok Hee
Dr Tan Hiok Hee is a dermatologist with expertise in various aspects of medical and cosmetic dermatology. He has published extensively, with more than 80 peer reviewed journal articles, as well as chapters in textbooks of dermatology as well as sexually transmitted infections.
He was formerly a Senior Consultant and Assistant Director at the National Skin Centre, Singapore. He helmed the Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Control and was also Chief of the Cutaneous Infections unit at NSC, and the Consultant in charge of the Acne clinic. He is now a visiting consultant with the Centre.
He also received the “Best Research Paper” award from the Dermatological Society of Singapore for 3 consecutive years. In 2001, Dr Tan completed a fellowship with St Johns’ Institute of Dermatology and the Department of Genitourinary Medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital Trust in London, UK under the Ministry of Health’s Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP). Dr Tan went on to specialize in cutaneous infections and sexually transmitted infections, becoming a Consultant in 2002 and a Senior Consultant in 2006. He was appointed of Head of DSC clinic in 2005.
He is also Honorary Secretary of the Chapter of Dermatologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and a member of the Dermatological Society of Singapore. He is a regular reviewer for various journals and is joint editor for the journal Sexual Health.
Dr Tan has been invited to speak and chair sessions at numerous local, regional and international forums and congresses, including the 2007 and 2011 World Congress of Dermatology. He is an acknowledged key opinion leader in various aspects of dermatology including acne, various skin infections and sexually transmitted infections and is much sought after on the lecture circuit. He is often extensively quoted in the local press.
To date, Dr Tan has published over 90 academic papers and has authored chapters in various text and reference books on dermatology and venereology. He was Chairman of the 2009 Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines group on “Management of Anogenital Ulcers and Discharges” and has authored various therapeutic guidelines.
Dr Tan has received many accolades in his career, including the National Healthcare Group’s ‘Quality Pillar’ and multiple NSC service quality awards for consistently excellent patient care. In 2005, his team was awarded the third prize and again, in 2008, the second prize, for Best Research Paper from the Singapore Medical Journal
He continues to share his expertise on various forums and lectures to medical students, nurses, family physicians and fellow dermatologists.
Dr Audrey Tan completed her basic medical education (MBBS) at the National University of Singapore in 1996. After receiving her postgraduate degree in Internal Medicine (MRCP, UK) in 2000, she specialized in Dermatology, achieving her specialist accreditation in Dermatology in 2004 (FAMS).
Dr Tan trained in various aspects of Medical and Inpatient Dermatology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2005 and 2006 under the Health Manpower Development Programme of the Ministry of Health. During her fellowship she also participated in Dermatology research related to connective tissue diseases and rheumatological diseases.
Prior to joining the Thomson Specialist Skin Centre, Dr Tan was a consultant dermatologist at the National Skin Centre, Singapore. She was Chief of the Immunodermatology Unit and Consultant in-charge of the Inpatient Dermatology Team. She was also chairperson of the Centre’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr Tan was a visiting consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, assisting in the management of skin problems of inpatients of the hospital for several years. Apart from expertise in general Dermatology, she has special interests in autoimmune blistering skin conditions, vasculitis and cutaneous problems of rheumatological conditions including lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis and scleroderma.
Dr Tan has also participated actively in Dermatology research at the National Skin Centre, and received grants from the National Medical Research Council for research in acne vulgaris, immunobullous diseases and cutaneous lupus erythematosus amongst others. She was a clinical teacher for the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine.
Dr Tan was a recipient of the National Healthcare Group’s Excellence award for teaching in 2003, and the National Skin Centre Best Teacher award in 2009. She received the National Healthcare Group’s Quality Pillar award in 2007 and has also received several National Skin Centre service quality awards for excellent patient care. She is a member of the Dermatological Society of Singapore and the Chapter of Dermatologists, College of Physicians, Singapore. She has published more than 40 medical papers and is also a regular reviewer for various medical journals.