Adj Asst Prof Kelvin Tan
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr. Kelvin Tan is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, Senior Consultant and Director of the Adult Reconstruction Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Dr. Kelvin is an avid proponent of the use of cutting edge technology such as Robotics and Computer Navigation to perform hip and knee replacement, including unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement. He is one of the region’s few certified robotic trainer in robotic joint procedures. Dr. Kelvin is currently the Clinical Champion in TTSH Knee Replacement Clinical Pathway and anchor of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Knee Replacement Taskforce. He is a strong advocate for ERAS after knee replacements, putting in place various protocols to improve patient’s outcomes after knee replacement surgeries while dramatically reducing length of hospital stay and successfully transiting TTSH Knee Replacement to Ambulatory Surgery. Besides clinical work, Dr Kelvin holds academic positions with both Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is an Adjunct assistant Professor and Senior Clinical lecturer for NUS and also a Core Clinical Competencies Committee Faculty Member of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Orthopaedic Residency program, mentoring the next generation of training Orthopaedic surgeons in Singapore.