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What is Surgery?

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Asst Prof Jacqueline Tan Siau Woon

MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Surgery), FAMS (Hand Surg) Head & Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon

 

Dr Jacqueline Tan is currently the Head and Senior Consultant in Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery and serves as the Director of Micro-reconstruction Service and Director of Reconstruction of the Paralysed Limb Service.

 

Dr Tan has completed a one year advanced fellowship in Taiwan, specializing in Brachial Plexus Surgery and Advanced Microsurgery under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed expert Hand and Orthopaedic Microsurgeon – Professor Yuan-Kun Tu. Her areas of special interests are in early and late brachial plexus reconstruction, peripheral nerve disorders, reconstructive microsurgery of the extremities and wrist disorders.

 

Dr Tan has published widely in the field of hand surgery, with numerous first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is active in academic teaching and holds concurrent teaching appointments of Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School and Adjunct Assistant Professor with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

 

In addition, she has been the organizing Chairperson for many inaugural courses such as the AO Trauma Asia Pacific Masters Hand & Wrist Course in 2016, Exit Exam Preparatory Course in 2017, SSHS Hand Surgery Revision Series in 2020. She also organized many workshops including saw bones, cadaveric flap dissections for the residents and taught for many years at AO Trauma Courses and Basic Instructional Courses on Microsurgery. She also spends some time every year to operate on patients and train surgeons in Cambodia.

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