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Dr Gerald Tay Ci-An

Dr Tay Ci-An Gerald

MBBS, FRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Surgery)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: General Surgery, Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Sub-specialties: Head & Neck Surgery, Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, General Surgery, Salivary Glands

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Hypopharyngeal Cancers, Laryngeal Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Nasal cavity cancer, Nasopharyngeal Cancer (Nose Cancer), Oral Cavity Cancers, Oropharyngeal Cancers, Parathyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Tumours, Thyroid Nodules and Cancers.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre
  • Senior Consultant Head & Neck Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • SingHealth General Surgery Residency Program


Dr Gerald Tay is a  Senior Consultant at the Singhealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre. He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2004. He received his specialist training in the Department of General Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).  He joined the Singhealth-Duke NUS Head and Neck Centre in 2014 and subsequently went on to do a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery in Oregon Health & Science University in 2016.

Dr Tay is a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, and Adjunct Instructor at the Duke-NUS Medical School and a Physician Faculty member of the Singhealth General Surgery Residency Programme.

His clinical interests are in the surgical management of head and neck cancers, involving the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx and neck, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland tumours and skin cancers.


  • MBBS, (National University of Singapore), 2004
  • MMed (Surgery), 2004
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), 2014

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • Surgical STaR Budding Researcher Award, July 2014
  • Service with a Heart Award, 2015
  • You Shine Award, 2016

Research Interests


  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the ear arising in patients after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Tay G, Tan HK, Thiagarajan A, Soo KC, Iyer NG. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Apr 16 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Chicken bone perforation of an irreducible inguinal hernia: a case report and review of the literature. Tay GC, Chng JK, Wong WK, Goh YC. Hernia 2012 Aug 22[ Epub ahead of print]
  • An Unusual Cause of Anterior Abdominal Wall Abscess. Tan Nan Guang, Tay Gerald Ci-An, Brian K.P. Goh. Gastroenterology, Vol 149, Issue 2, e8-e9.
  • Outcomes and Prognostic Factors of Radiation- Induced and De Novo Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas.Tay GC, Iyer NG, Ong WS, Tai D, Ang MK, Ha TC, Soo KC, Tan HK. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar 8. Pii 1094599816631726 [Epub ahead of print.]
  • The Value of Preoperative CT Scan for Thyroglossal Duct Cysts for Surgical Planning. Hui HNNJ, Ci-An GT. VideoEndocrinology. Jan 2016. dos:10.1089/ve.2016.0067
  • Rheumatoid nodule presenting as a buccal submucosal nodule: A rare presentation of a common disease. Tay GC, Sauer DA, Andersen PE. Head Neck. 2017 Jan;39(1):E12-E14. doi: 10.1002/hed.24573. Epub 2016 Sep 12.

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