MBBS, MMed, MRCS, FRCS
ProfileDr Tan Yia Swam has more than 15 years of experience in patient care.
She is a specialist in General Surgery, with an interest in Breast Surgery. Her experience encompasses a wide range of breast conditions such as lumps, pain, nipple discharge, cancers, abnormal imaging, and believes in personalized treatment recommendations that respect patients’ needs and concerns.
As recognition for her patient-centric care, Dr Tan has received the KK “Service from the Heart Award” in 2016 as well as the Gold Award in “Singapore Health Quality Service” in 2018. She participates in outreach through educational talks to the public, family practitioners and students. Her passion and commitment to teaching has been recognized with the “Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence”.
Dr Tan also actively serves the medical community by sitting on the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) Council since 2008, and has been appointed the first female President of the SMA Council. She has also published and presented research in articles and renowned journals both locally and internationally.
Dr Tan is one of nine new Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) to be appointed from January 2021.