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Dr Tan Jian Li graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) and was one of the pioneer batches to receive his Otolaryngology speciality training under the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education-International (ACGME-I) residency programme. During residency, Dr Tan was dually appointed as the Chief Resident of the National ENT Residency Programme and the NHG ENT Residency Programme.

He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow (ENT) and also obtained the Masters of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology) from NUS. He is an accredited specialist by the Singapore Medical Council and is currently a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.  

Dr Tan manages general Ear, Nose and Throat disorders which include ear infections, hearing loss and tumours in the head and neck region. His sub-speciality interest is in allergy, nasal and sinus disorders and often performs endoscopic nasal and skull base surgeries for sinusitis, nasal polyposis and tumour of the nose and skull base.

Dr Tan has published in both local and international peer-reviewed scientific journals and participated in international collaborations. He is a reviewer for local and international Otolaryngology scientific journals.

He is often involved as faculty at teaching courses on nasal and sinus surgery, and has also contributed to national guidelines issued by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Tan believes in nurturing the next generation of doctors. He served as a Medical Student Mentor for Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine. He is currently also an Adjunct Clinical Faculty of LKC School of Medicine and a Clinical Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.


  • Best Original Research Prize, Combined SOHNSS/NHG ENT Research Paper Presentation Competition in Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress, 2011
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, NHG, 2012
  • Champion (representing Division of Surgery), TTSH Value Festival, 2016
  • Junior Doctor Teaching Award, NUS, NHG, 2016
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