Clinical Associate Professor Tan Kok Yang

Clinical Associate Professor Tan Kok Yang


Deputy Chairman, Medical Board (Perioperative Services) Senior Consultant Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Clinical Associate Professor Tan Kok Yang specialises in colorectal cancer surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He is also trained to perform advanced procedures in colonoscopy. 

Kok Yang's research work is well published in numerous international peer-reviewed journals. He is on the International Advisory Board of Digestive Endoscopy and also on the Editorial Board of European Journal of Surgical Oncology, World Journal of Gastroenterology and World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 
He is the editor of the book Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly and Transdisciplinary Perioperative Care in Colorectal Surgery published by Springer in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

Kok Yang is the current chair of the General Surgery Residency Advisory Committee of Singapore. He is a member of the Singapore Medical Council Complaints Panel and serves on the Committee of the National Advisory Committee of Cancer. He served as the President of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore from 2015 to 2017. 

His other passion in the field of surgery is the improvement of outcomes in elderly patients. He is the Clinical Director of the Geriatric Surgery Programme of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He is actively involved in projects and clinical research on this challenging group of patients and is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and founded the Geriatric Surgery Society of Singapore in 2017.

Last updated 17:07 26.06.2023