Dr Clive Tan is a Public Health physician and specialist with more than 16 years of clinical and leadership experience in the healthcare sector, and had worked in the World Health Organisation, Singapore Ministry of Health and the Singapore Armed Forces. His work experience include senior managerial roles, business development roles, education and evaluation, and policy and planning roles. He had a series of leadership roles within the Singapore Armed Forces and completed his military career as Group Head of the Force Health Group in the SAF, where he provided enterprise-level leadership in the areas of public health, biodefence & force health protection, health policy and medical informatics.
He currently holds the position of Assistant Chief, Group Integrated Care in the National Healthcare Group in Singapore, and is responsible for strategic and operational planning for integrated care and population health efforts for the Central-North region of Singapore, incorporating value-based care and healthcare quality into programmatic developments. In recent years, he had also taken on technical consultancy roles for WHO in the areas of quality and patient safety, hospital management and integrated health service delivery.
He read Medicine in the National University of Singapore on a SAF Medical Scholarship, and attained his Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, with dual certificates in Gerontology and Humanitarian Assistance. He has a special interest in health systems, health services development and health promotion, and has taken on post-graduate teaching roles for the school in areas of public health and healthcare management.
He is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, the Duke-NUS Medical School’s Centre of Regulatory Excellence, and the National University Health System’s National Preventive Medicine Residency Programme. Dr Clive Tan writes regularly for medical publications and has published widely in international journals.