38 Irrawaddy Road #06-40
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Tel: (65) 6733 3588 (65) 6535 8833 (24 hours)
Fax: (65) 6733 5668 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Dr Melvin E. H. Tan
||Consultative & Inventional Cardiology
Dr. Melvin E. H. Tan
Dr. Melvin Tan has been a practising
cardiologist for the past thirteen years, and is now a consultant
cardiologist in private practice with visiting appointments
at the National University Hospital and National Heart Centre
His medical career began when he graduated
with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S.)
degree at the National University of Singapore in 1983. After
rotations in general medicine and emergency medicine, he obtained
his specialist degree from the Royal College of Physicians
of Ireland (R.C.P.I.) and was conferred a member of the college.
He commenced his specialist training in cardiology at the
Singapore General Hospital's Department of Cardiology in 1991.
This culminated in a year of sub-specialty training in Interventional
cardiology at the world-renowned Duke University Medical Centre
from 1995-1996. There he trained with the nation's foremost
cardiologists in a then fast-growing and fast-developing field
of cardiac interventions, which included balloon angioplasty,
stenting and other novel and cutting-edge devices.
Dr. Tan moved into private practice in
1996, and set up his own clinic two years later, in order
to fulfill his vision to independently bring state-of-the-art,
yet affordable, cardiology care and treatment to as many individuals
as possible. In 1998, he was appointed visiting consultant
at the National Heart Centre, and in 2000, he was invited
to be the only one of five cardiologists to be visiting consultant
to the National University Hospital.
Although his main area of interest is
the non-surgical treatment of coronary artery disease through
interventional devices, Dr. Tan also manages and treats patients
with a wide range of heart-related disorders. These include
hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), valvular
heart disease, heart failure, heart rhythm abnormalities and
weight management problems.
He has been invited to speak on all aspects
of heart disease at numerous forums both at home and overseas,
and to the public as well as to various groups of physicians
such as general practitioners and fellow specialists.