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Dr Tan Boon Hian

Dr Tan Boon Hian

​MD (Duke-NUS), MMed (Internal Medicine) MRCP (Edinburgh)

Associate Consultant

Specialty: Geriatric Medicine

Sub-specialties: Geriatric Medicine

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Dementia, Depression, Falls, Major Depressive Disorder, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Perioperative Care, Urinary Incontinence.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Geriatric Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Department of General Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


​Dr Tan Boon Hian graduated from Duke-NUS in 2014 and went on to complete his Junior Residency and eventually his Geriatric Medicine subspecialty training in 2022. 


  • MD (Duke-NUS)
  • MMed (Internal Medicine)
  • MRCP (Edinburgh)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • ​QI Project award (CGH) –Sliver (2022)
  • SingHealth Duke-NUS Poster Excellence Award (2022)
  • SingHealth Associate In Education (2021)

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • ​Tan Boon Hian, Suantio AM, Koh YH. Paroxysmal hemicrania masquerading as a stroke in an elderly gentleman: case report. BMC Geriatr. 2020 Oct 7;20(1):392. doi: 10.1186/s12877-020-01768-5. PMID: 33028219; PMCID: PMC7542950.
  • Tan Boon Hian, Stacey S. Case report: An atypical dengue rash involving the soles. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. July 2020. doi:10.1177/2010105820941876
  • Goh SZF, Tan Boon Hian, Stacey S. Association between non-typhoidal Salmonella urinary tract infection and Klebsiella pneumoniae lung empyema. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. October 2020. doi:10.1177/2010105820964527
  • Jenny G Low, Cynthia Sung, Limin Wijaya, Yuan Wei, Abhay P S Rathore, Satoru Watanabe, Tan Boon Hian, Subhash G Vasudevan et al. Efficacy and safety of celgosivir in patients with dengue fever (CELADEN): a phase 1b, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, proof-of-concept trial.  Lancet Infectious Diseases 14 (8) 706-715.
  • Kaiwei Ho, Li Wei Ang, Tan Boon Hian, Goh Kee Tai et al. Epidemiology and control of Chikungunya fever in Singapore. J Infect, 62 (4) 263-70.
  • Lee-Ching Ng, Li-Kiang Tan, Cheong-Huat Tan, Sharon S Y Tan, Yee-Sin Leo, Tan Boon Hian, Seow-Poh Khoo et al. Entomological and virological investigation of Chikungunya, Singapore. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(8) 1243-9.
  • Pei Pei Chan, Hariharan Subramony, Florence Y L Lai, Wee Siong Tien, Tan Boon Hian, Ooi Peng Lim et al. Outbreak of Novel influenza A (H1N1-2009) Linked to a Dance Club. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 39 (4) 299-4.

Research Trials