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Prof Tan Kok Hian


Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Obstetrics and Gynaecology Academic Clinical Programme (OBGYN ACP)

Senior Associate Dean, Office of Academic and Clinical Development, Duke-NUS Medical School

Group Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Head, Perinatal Audit & Epidemiology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Senior Consultant, Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital


Prof Tan is interested in improving health outcomes for women & mothers by creating new ways of predicting, assessing and reducing adverse risk factors and outcomes. His research interests include Perinatal Epidemiology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Reviews, Pregnancy Cohort Studies, Extracellular Vesicles, Exosomes & Biomarkers.

Research opportunities would include Perinatal & Maternal Fetal Medicine Epidemiology projects relating to antenatal & postnatal practices as well as adverse outcomes like birth defects, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and preterm labour. These are based on KKH databases and the high obstetric patient load. Other opportunities also include involvement in large birth cohort studies like Neonatal and Obstetric Risk Assessment (NORA) & Integrated Platform for Research in Advancing Metabolic Health Outcomes of Women and Children (IPRAMHO), pregnancy biomarkers; and collaborative studies with A*Star on extracellular vesicles; and with Cochrane Collaboration on systematic reviews.