Doctor of MedicineNational University of Malaysia(Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)MD (UKM)
•Masters in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryNational University of Malaysia(Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)MS ORL-HNS (UKM)•Intercollegiate Membership ExaminationThe Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UKMRCS Edinburgh, UK•Postgraduate Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryThe Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UKDOHNS RCS Edinburgh, UK•Postgraduate Certificate in AllergyUniversity of Southampton, UKPostgraduate Certificate in Allergy (Southampton, UK)•National Specialist Register
FELLOWSHIP (SUBSPECIALTY TRAINING)
•Fellowship in Rhinology (Singapore)•Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology (Amsterdam)
HOW IT ALL BEGAN...Dr Vincent was awarded a scholarship to pursue his undergraduate medical studies locally in the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM). Early in his medical career, he soon discovered his interest in the surgical field where he gained experience in General Surgery before moving onto the field of Ear, Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology), Head and Neck Surgery. He later returned to his alma mater to undergo specialist training in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and performed well in his final exams to graduate with the Master of Surgery (Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery). He has developed his skills and knowledge in the area since.HIS CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE...In the course of his postgraduate studies, he has obtained the following qualifications:•Postgraduate Diploma of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK•Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS Intercollegiate UK) •Postgraduate Certificate in Allergy, University of Southampton School of Medicine, UK•Masters of Surgery in Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery [MS ORL-HNS (UKM)]After his graduation as an ENT, Head and Neck surgeon, he was awarded Specialist Accreditation in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery by the Ministry of Health Malaysia and Specialist Registration in Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery. He was also accredited by the National Specialist Register committee. He had a busy practice in Kuching General Hospital, Sarawak where he served for 2 years. Here he was actively involved in managing nasal and sinus diseases, thyroid, salivary gland disorders, nasopharyngeal and advanced head and neck cancers. He was later awarded subspecialty training, Fellowship in Rhinology (a subspecialty related to nasal medicine and surgery) by the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Under the mentorship of renowned endoscopic sinus surgeon Assoc.Prof Dr. D.S.Sethi and Dr. Leong Jern Lin, he honed his skills in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery (including image-guided surgery, endoscopic nasal and sinus tumour excision, pituitary surgery, endoscopic anterior skull base and pituitary surgery, endoscopic revision sinus surgery), ENT allergy and immunotherapy. While in Singapore, he has also spent time with sleep surgery experts to develop his surgical skill and gained experience in the management of snoring disorders and sleep apnea.Due to his interest in the field of ENT allergy, he continued his pursuit of knowledge in this field by completing his Postgraduate Certificate studies in the University of Southampton School of Medicine, UK and his specialist clinical attachment in the Southampton General Hospital, UK. Upon his return, he served as the Head of Department and ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Klang General Hospital. As he also has a keen interest in cancers of the head and neck region, he was later given the privilege to serve as International Fellow in Head and Neck Oncology (a subspecialty related to cancer) and Surgery in Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Here, he gained further exposure in management of head and neck tumours (including voice box/laryngeal cancers), laser surgery in ENT and reconstruction of complex defects of the face, jaw, tongue, throat and neck following cancer surgery. He had also completed a training stint in Otology (a subspecialty related to ear surgery) under Professor Ravi Ramalingam in the high-volume centre KKR ENT Hospital, Chennai, India to further his understanding in that field.ACADEMIA...Due to his keen academic interest, he has kept himself updated with the ever-changing medical knowledge through actively publishing in local and international peer-reviewed journals. He was also given the privilege to publish and also review articles in one of the leading U.S ENT journal. He was in the peer review panel of 3 international ENT journals and a local medical journal.As an Associate Professor in ENT, Head and Neck Surgery prior to this, he was involved in the teaching of medical undergraduates and mentoring of junior doctors. In the course of his previous employment, he has also served as an adjunct clinical teacher/lecturer with the University of Malaysia Sarawak where he contributed to postgraduate student training, various researches, and presented his works at international meetings. He has also been called upon as part of the teaching faculty in the Endoscopic Sinus Surgery course in Singapore and has given talks to other specialists, the General Practitioners, junior doctors and pharmacists. As a firm believer in continuous medical education, he also travels to international conferences to learn from world renowned ENT surgeons in their fields of expertise. He was recently involved as a committee member for the drafting of the GP Consensus Guideline for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a national guideline for primary care physicians on OSA. He was also an executive committee member of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeons (MSOHNS).He has also been invited on as guest panel specialist on live talk shows on ENT health issues on national TV. (for details, click here)He is also an active member of the following academic societies:•British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)•European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)•The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)•Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons (MSOHNS)•Academy of Medicine of Malaysia•Malaysian Oncological Society (MOS)•Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI)He is currently in the process of writing a ENT handbook for the local medical community. Due to his exposure locally and abroad, a good networking of friends, colleagues and experts in the ENT fraternity has been established. He remains indebted to his teachers, colleagues and patients who had taught him much. He stills travels regularly to international courses to update his knowledge and surgical skills in the fast-changing medical scene.CHARITY...He is also the Clinical Director for Special OlympicsHealthy Hearing Athletes Program, a charity organisation under the auspices of International Olympic Committee (IOC), with the purpose of providing healthy hearing opportunities to the special group of children. He is working towards awareness of this charitable movement in Malaysia.SERVICES…Born and bred as a true Malaysian boy, he is able to converse in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese dialects (and also a few words of Tamil !). He also enjoys interaction with children. Being an certified Advanced Open Water PADI SCUBA diver, he also has a deep (no ‘pun’ intended !) passion for SCUBA diving, for which he has dedicated a page here for further medical understanding. He is most welcome to suggestion about almost anything about this passion of his !Dr Vincent provides outpatient, as well as inpatient surgical care for general ear, nose, throat and neck conditions, with a special interest in treating nose, allergy, sinus problems and head and neck tumours.The full range of the surgeries/procedures is available under the ‘ENT Services’ tab on the main menu.
Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon
•3D Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for sinusitis and nasal tumours•Allergy in ENT•Head and Neck Surgery- Thyroid, Neck lumps, Salivary Gland, Cancers in the Head & Neck region•Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC)•Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)•Throat and Vocal cord conditions
DR. VINCENT TANConsultant Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgeon,MD (UKM), MS ORL-HNS (UKM), DOHNS RCS Edinburgh (UK), MRCS Edinburgh (UK), Postgrad. Cert.in Allergy (UK), A.M. (Mal), Fellowship in Rhinology (Singapore)Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology & Surgery (Amsterdam)