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Clin Prof Tan Cheng Lim

Tan Cheng Lim

Clin Prof Tan Cheng Lim

MBBS, FR ACP, FRCP (Edin), FRCPCH

Emeritus Consultant

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Paediatrics, Paediatric Haematology and Oncology.

Profile

Graduated with MBBS (S'pore) in 1964 and obtained my post-basic degree of MRACP in 1969 and FRACP in 1975, FRCP (Edin) in 1996 and FRCPCH in 1999.

Was made Head of Department of Paediatrics, Alexandra Hospital, from 1974-77, Head of Paediatric (East), SGH, from 1977-97 and Head of Department of Paediatric Medicine, KKH from 1997-1998. Became Chairman, Division of Paediatric Medicine from 1999-2002 and Associate Dean, KKH, from 2004-2012.

Made Emeritus Consultant in KKH from 2004 and continue to work part-time in KKH to date. Was Singapore Paediatric Society Vice-President in 1972, 1975-77 and President from 1973 and 1974. Was Chapter of Paediatricians, Academy of Medicine Vice Chairman from 1991-94 and Chairman from 1995, 1996/1997.

Among my Awards & Honours were Public Administration Medal (Silver) on National Day, 1984, KK People Developer Award as best Clinical Teacher in 2002, Healthcare Humanity Award in 2004, SMJ Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction in 2006, 2007 and 2008, Excellent Service Award (Silver) in 2009, Role Model for YLL NUS School of Medicine Graduatiing Class of 2012 in 2012 and Distinguished Golden Achievement-SingHealth Excellence Award in 2013.

Education

  • FRCPCH 1999
  • FRCP (Edin) 1996
  • FRACP 1975
  • MRACP 1969
  • MBBS (Singapore) 1964

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine​
  • Clinical Professor, National University of Singapore
  • Emeritus Consultant, Department of Paediatric Medicine from 2004 to date
  • Associate Dean,KKH from 2004-2012
  • Chairman, Division of Paediatric Medicine,KKH from 1999-2002
  • Head, Department of Paediatric Medicine, KKH from 1997-1998
  • Head, Department of Paediatric Medicine, SGH, from 1977-1997
  • Head,Department of Paediatrics, Alexandra Hospital from 1974-1977
  • Chairman, Chapter of Paediatricians, Academy of Medicine, from 1995-1997
  • Vice Chairman, Chapter of Paediatricians, Academy of Medicine form 1991-1994
  • President, Singapore Paediatric Society from 1973-1974
  • Vice President, Singapore Paediatric Society, in 1972 and from 1975 to 1977

Awards

  • Distinguished Golden Achievement SingHealth Excellence Award in 2013
  • Role Model for YLL NUS School of Medicine Graduating class of 2012 in 2012
  • Excellent Service Award (Silver) in 2009
  • SMJ Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction in 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Healthcare Humanity Award in 2004
  • KK People Developer Award as Best Clinical Teacher in 2002
  • Ruth Wong Award,Singapore Children's Society in 1987
  • Paediatric Administration Medal (Silver) on National Day, 1984

Research Interests

Publications

  • Asparaginase in Acute Leukaemia
    Medical Journal of Australia 1, 282, 1970
    JH Colebatch, RN Mathews, PM Gordon, CL Tan, JN Santamaria, HN Lay
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Leukaemia in Singapore Children
    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Med Vol. 4, 3, 320, 1974
    CL Tan
  • Prevention of Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Postponement of Premature Labour
    Modren Med of Asia 11, 6, 1975
    JL Amarasinggam, KW Tan, HT Choo, P Cheng, CL Tan
  • HLA-System in Chinese Children with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus : A Strong Association with DR3
    Metabolism Vol. 33, 12, 1102, 1984
    BW Lee, SH Chan, SH Tan, GB Wee, HK Yap, HB Wong, CL Tan, KW Tan
  • Serum Digoxin Concentration in a Neonate with Renal and Hepatic Impairment
    J Paediatr. Child Health 26: 164 - 165, 1990
    TY Ti, HS Lee, CL Tan
  • Beta-thalassaemia Mutations in Singapore
    Hum Genet 1994; 94: 385 - 388
    ISL Ng, JBK Ong, HY Law, CL Tan
  • Rapid Antenatal Diagnosis of -Thalassaemia in Chinese Caused by the Common 4bp
    Deletion in Codons 41/42 Using High Resolution Agarose Gel Electrophoresis and Heteroduplex Detection
    Biochemical Medicine & Metabolic Biology, 1994; 53: 149 - 51
    HY Law, JBK Ong, CS Yoon, HH Cheng, CL Tan, ISL Ng
  • Interferon-Alpha and Haemangiomas in Young Children
    Journal of Paediatric, Obstetrics + Gynaecology Vol 25, 4, 5 – 10, 1999
    CL Tan, MY Chan
  • Biological Analysis of Neuroblastoma in a Multiracial Asian Population
    Med Pediatr Oncol 1999, 33, 264
    Rajalingam V, Lou J, Quah TC, Yeoh A, Tan CL
  • Paediatric Osteosarcoma: A Multiracial Asian Perspective in a Developing Oncology Service
    Medical and Paediatric Oncology, 37(3), 284, 2001
    Rajalingam V, Lou J, MY Chan, et al
  • Congenital Neuroblastoma: A Conservative Management Approach
    Medical and Paediatric Oncology, (37)3, 286, 2001
    AM Tan, Rajalingam V, ES Tan, et al
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and ALL in a Sibling Pair
    Medical and Paediatric Onoclogy 2002, 39(4), 317
    MY Chan, Rajalingam V, AM Tan, J Lou, CL Tan
  • Successful Allogenic BMT for CML in Blast Crisis with Pre and Post BMT Imatinib Mesylate (GTI 571)
    Bone Marrow Transplantation 2002 29 (supp 2) S164
    MY Chan, AM Tan, Rajalingam V, J Lou, CL Tan
  • Do Patients with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Require Biological Analysis? A Combined Singapore and Malaysia Perspective.
    Medical and Pediatric Oncology 2002, 39 (4), 244
    Rajalingam V, MH Yong, Arrifin H, et al
  • The Landry-Guillian-Barre-Strohl Syndrome or Polyradiculoneuropathy with Extraocular Muscle Involvement in 2 children
    Singapore Med Journal Vol 7, 1, 34, 1996
    CL Tan, KH Tan
  • Gastroenteritis in Infancy and Childhood
    Journal of Singapore Paediatric Society Vol 2, 2, 119, 1969
    KH Tan, CL Tan
  • Nutritional Anaemia in Infancy and Childhood
    Singapore Med Journal Vol 13, 5, 208, 1972
    CL Tan, YW Ong
  • Acute Haemorrhagic Pancreatitis Following L-Asparaginase Therapy in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
    Singapore Med Journal Vol 15, 4, 278, 1974
    CL Tan, SP Chiang, CH Lee
  • Acute Erythraemic Myelosis - Dr Guglielmo Syndrome
    Journal of Singapore Paediatric Society Vol. 16, 2, 112, 1974
    CL Tan, SP Chiang, CH Lee
  • Improving Prospects in the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in Children
    Annals Academy Medicine Singapore Vol. 4, 3, 257, 1975
    CL Tan, J Lou
  • Routine Newborn Clinical Screening and 6-week Infant Postnatal Clinical Screening in Alexandra Hospital
    Singapore Medicine Journal Vol. 20, 3, 381, 1979
    CL Tan, KW Tan, KL Fan
  • Management of Childhood Acute Leukaemia in Singapore
    Journal of Singapore Paediatric Society Vol. 23, 3 & 4, 1981
    CL Tan
  • The Effect of Oral Glucose Load on Glycosylated Haemoglobin Levels
    Journal of Singapore Paediatric Society Vol. 26, 3 & 4, 1984
    BW Lee, SH Tan, HK Yap, VH Chai, HB wong, CL Tan, JSH Tay
  • Testicular Disease in Singapore Children with Acute Leukaemia
    Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore Vol. 13, 3, 455, 1984
    CL Tan, TH Khor
  • HLA-DR Antigens in Chinese Children with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
    Annals Academy Medicine Singapore Vol 14, 2, 219-222, 1985
    BW Lee, SH Chan, SH Tan, GB Wee, HB Wong, CL Tan, KW Tan
  • Congenital Tracheal Stenosis
    Journal of Singapore Paediatric Society Vol. 27, 3 & 4, 218, 1985
    AM Tan, CL Tan, A Chong
  • Haematological Problems in the Newborn
    Journal of Singapore Paediatric Society Vol. 28, 1 & 2, 112-117, 1986
    CL Tan
  • The Value of Investigations, the Significance of Prenatal and Family Histories and the Prevalence of Side Effects to Phenobarbitone in Children with Recurrent Seizures
    Singapore Medical Journal Vol. 27, 6, 52, 1986
    SH Huang, P Somasundram, CL Tan
  • Efficacy of Verapamil in the Conversion of Supraventricular Tachycardia in Singapore Children
    Annals Academy Med Singapore Vol 16, 2, 334-336, 1987
    KY Chan, WCL Yip, MP Ng, JSH Tay, HB Wong, CL Tan
  • Pattern of Glomerulonephritis in Singapore Children - A Renal Biopsy Perspective Annals Academy Med Singapore Vol 18, 1, 35-39, 1989
    HK Yap, B Murugasu, AH Saw, GSC Chiang, JSH Tay, HB Wong, CL Tan, CH Lim
  • Kawasaki Disease – The Singapore Experience.
    Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore Vol 18, 1, 15-18, 1989
    MP Ng, KY Wong, CL Tan, KW Tan
  • Chemotherapy for Hepatoblastoma in Children
    Annals Academy Med Singapore Vol 19 : 286, 1990
    AM Tan, CL Tan, KB Phua, VT Joseph
  • Acute Renal Failure in Reye’s Syndrome
    Journal Singapore Paediatric Society Vol 32, No 1 and 2 : 286, 1990
    AH Saw, L Lyen, CL Tan
  • Vesicoureteric Reflux and Renal Scarring in Children – A Local Perspective.
    Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Vol 20, 3, 335-339, 1991.
    SM Chao, AH Saw, CL Tan
  • Use of Midazolam for Sedation in Children Undergoing Ward Procedures
    Journal Singapore Paediatric Society Vol 34, No 1 and 2 : 30 - 333, 1992
    I Chan, CL Tan
  • Singapore Paediatric Asthma Consensus 1992
    Journal Singapore Paediatric Society Vol 35, No 3 and 4:128-134, 1993
    CL Tan et al
  • Cytogenetic Abnormalities in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
    Annals Academy Med Singapore 1994; 23 : 814-8
    SH Teo, ISL Ng, CL Tan, LC Lau, L Knight
  • Early Prenatal Diagnosis of B-Thalassaemia Major : Report of Two Cases
    SGH Proceedings 1994; Vol 3, No 4: 45 - 49
    CS Yoon, ISL Ng, JBK Ong, H Cheng, CL Tan, HY Law
  • Early Prenatal Diagnosis of B-Thalassaemia in Singapore
    Annals Academy Med Singapore, 1996; 25:779 - 82
    ISL Ng, JBK Ong, CL Tan, HY Law
  • Phaeochromocytoma - A Rare Cause of Hypertension in an 11 year old Girl
    Annual Academy Med Singapore 1996; 25: 587 - 9
    V Rajalingam, SM Chao, CL Tan, IK Tan
  • A Recent Case of Congenital Malaria in Singapore
    Singapore Med Journal, 1996; Vol 37 : 541 – 543
    WWR Lee, M Singh, CL Tan
  • Management of Steven-Johnson syndrome and toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Children
    Singapore Paediatric Journal Vol 40, 2, 59 - 64, 1998
    TF Loh, CL Tan,
  • The incidence of IDDM in Singapore Children
    Singapore Med Journal Vol 39 (8), 359 - 362, 1998
    Lee WRW, Ooi BC, Loke KY et at
  • Congenital Self-healing Reticulohistiocytoisis
    Singapore Paediatric Journal 42, 90 – 93, 2000
    YK Tay, CL Tan
  • 2nd Chapter of Paediatricians Lecture : The future of Paediatrics in Singapore
    Annual Academy of Medicine Singapore 2001, 30, 101-5
    CL Tan [ invited speaker ]
  • Letter to the Editor : Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine : A Doctor’s Viewpoint Singapore Med Journal Vol 43(1), 45, 2002
    CL Tan
  • Paediatric Extracranial Germ Cell Tumours : A Retrospective Review
    Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2002, 31 : 206-211
    LPN Lim, AM Tan et al
  • Shifting Paradigms In Health Care – Women & Children
    KK Hospital Review Vol 8, 1,15,2005,
    CL Tan (Invited Article)
  • Paradigm Shifts in the Delivery of Paediatric Health Care in Singapore
    SPS Newsletter May 2005 CL Tan (Invited Article)`
  • Use of Complementary and alternative medicine in Paediatric Oncology Patients in Singapore
    Annals Acad Medicine Vol 35: 11, 753-758, Nov 2006
    J Lim, M Wong, MY Chan et al
    Medical Practice: Challenges Facing the Young Doctor Today SMA News Vol 39 (2), 1-3,
    2007 CL Tan (Invited Article)
  • 5 on Medical Teaching Mission
    Harvest Force 2, 30-31, 2008
    CL Tan
  • The Changing Face of Medical Education
    Singapore Med Journal Vol 49
    (1 Suppl): S18, 2008
    CL Tan

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