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Dr Tan Hiang Jin

Dr Tan Hiang Jin

​MD (UKM), MRCS (Ed), MMED (Surgery), FRCS (Ed)

Associate Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Tan Hiang Jin is an Associate Consultant with the Department of Surgery in Changi General Hospital. A graduate of the National University of Malaysia (2013), Dr Tan completed his General Surgery Residency Training at SingHealth (2017-2022) and earned a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2022. He is an accredited specialist in the field of general surgery with a clinical interest in treating hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions, and trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgery in general surgery and the treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions.

A firm believer in constant improvement and medical innovation, Dr Tan has published and presented his work at multiple local and international conferences. Committed to educating and nurturing the next generation of medical professionals, Dr Tan dedicates his time to mentoring both undergraduate medical students as well as postgraduate surgical residents.


  • ​Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons (Ed) 2022
  • Master of Medicine (Surgery), National University of Singapore 2020
  • Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons (Ed) 2015
  • MD, National University of Malaysia 2013

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-Nus Medical School


Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

1. Harlina Halizah, Abdus Salam, Tan Hiang Jin et al. Sleep pattern and academic performance of undergraduate students at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 4 (12), pp. 052-055, December, 2014

2. Harlina Halizah, Abdus Salam, Tan Hiang Jin et al. Internet Usage and Academic Performance: A Study in a Malaysian Public University. International Medical Journal Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 83 - 86, April 2015.

3. Sabrina Ngaserin Ng Hui Na, Hiang Jin Tan, Christopher Hang Liang Keh. A belly of blood: A rare case describing surgical intervention in a gastric intramural haematoma precipitated by therapeutic endoscopy in an anticoagulated patient. Int J Surg Case Rep 2016; 26:65-68.

4. Tan HJ, Chan DY, Seow CS. Letter to the editor: Isolated colorectal metastasis to stomach 10 years after primary resection. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2015 Nov 6.

5. Hiang Jin Tan, Hsien Tsung Tay, Chung Yip Chan. Sempre Fidelis: A pain in the neck and abdomen. J Case Rep Images Surg 2017;3:14–16.

6. Tan HJ, Koh YX, Chan CY. Porocarcinoma, a rare cutaneous lesion. ANZ J Surg. 2017 Jul;87(7-8):639- 640. doi: 10.1111/ans.14081.

7. Tan HJ, Lee LAL, Paulus F, Tan CC. Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma with nodal melanosis: A rare cause of cystic cervical lymphadenopathy. Head Neck. 2018 Apr;40(4):E33-E35. doi: 10.1002/hed.25052. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

8. Tan WJ, Tan HJ, Dorajoo SR, Foo FJ, Tang CL, Chew MH. Rectal Cancer Surveillance-Recurrence Patterns and Survival Outcomes from a Cohort Followed up Beyond 10 Years. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2017 Jun 29. doi: 10.1007/s12029-017-9984-z.

9. Hiang Jin, Tan, Cheryl Xi Zi, Chong, Kok Hing, Lim, Hock Soo, Ong. Granular cell tumour of esophagus: a rare disease of the esophagus. Ann Case Rep Images 2018;1:3. Doi: 10.24983/scitemed.acri.2018.00076.

10. Tan, H.J., Neo, W.L., Lee, S.Y. et al. Epidermal Inclusion Cyst in an Intra-pancreatic Accessory Spleen: a Differential Diagnosis for Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms and Review of the Literature. J Gastrointest Canc 50, 308–314 (2019).

11. Ho, J.T.L., Tan, H.J., Tan, C.S. et al. The Odd Gallbladder—a Rare Case of Gallbladder and Lymph Node Sarcoidosis: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Gastrointest Canc 50, 699–702 (2019).

12. Koh YX, Tan HJ, Liew YX, Syn N, Teo JY, Lee SY, Goh BKP, Goh GBB, Chan CY. Liver Resection for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease-Associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Nov;229(5):467-478.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.07.012. Epub 2019 Aug 6. PMID: 31398386.

13. Kabir T, Syn NL, Tan ZZX, Tan HJ, Yen C, Koh YX, Kam JH, Teo JY, Lee SY, Cheow PC, Chow PKH, Chung AYF, Ooi LL, Chan CY, Goh BKP. Predictors of post-operative complications after surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma and their prognostic effects on outcome and survival: A propensity-score matched and structural equation modelling study. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2020 Sep;46(9):1756-1765. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2020.03.219. Epub 2020 Apr 2. PMID: 32345496.

14. Tan HJ, Shi LP, Meng LY, Chunyin HD, Pitumpe H, Kum S, Lim D. Novel technique of percutaneous bypass in a brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula with cephalic arch occlusion: A case report. J Vasc Access. 2021 Jul;22(4):650-653. doi: 10.1177/1129729820949043. Epub 2020 Aug 17. PMID: 34286608.

15. Grace, Tan & Tan, Hiang & Seng, Lee & Jeyaratnam, Ram. (2020). A Diagnostic Dilemma of Hepatocellular Carcinoma on a Background of Thalassemia. Surgical Case Reports. 1-4. 10.31487/j.SCR.2020.02.02.

16. Hiang Jin Tan, Adrian Kah Heng Chiow, Nita Thiruchelvam, Siong San Tan, Lip Seng Lee. Laparoscopic approach for pancreato-splenic abscess from disseminated melioidosis: Surgical outcome and review of literature. International Journal of Case Reports, 2021, 5:241. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2021-08-1505.

17. Xian SH, Tan HJ, Marino MV, Thiruchelvam N, Heng AK. Review of Robotic Simultaneous Resection of Colorectal Cancer with Synchronous Liver Metastases Using Da Vinci Xi: Technical Considerations and Outcomes. Chirurgia (Bucur). 2023 Feb;118(1):20-26. doi: 10.21614/chirurgia.2831. PMID: 36913414.

18. Tan HJ, Tan PH, Leong LCH, Tan VKM, Tan BKT, Lim SZ, Preetha M, Wong CY, Yong WS, Sim Y. Encapsulated papillary carcinoma of the breast: An institutional case series and literature review. Cancer Med. 2023 Mar 31. doi: 10.1002/cam4.5855. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36999966.       

19. Tan HJ, Chiow AKH, Lee Ls, Liao S, Feng Y, Thiruchelvam N. Low-cost model for pancreatojejunostomy simulation in minimally invasive pancreatoduodenectomy. Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2023 Aug 4. doi:10.14701/ahbps.23-040. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37537730.

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