Dr Tan Aik Hau

Dr Tan Aik Hau

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Last updated 01 Nov 2023


Dr Tan Aik Hau is a specialist in respiratory medicine and intensive care medicine at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.

His special interests are endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), pleural diseases, extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and critical care ultrasound.

Prior to starting private practice, he was a consultant at the department of respiratory and critical care medicine at Singapore General Hospital.

In the field of respiratory medicine, Dr Tan has a special interest in advanced bronchoscopic techniques such as EBUS, pleural diseases and medical pleuroscopy.

He was the course director of advanced bronchoscopy courses in 2013, 2015 and 2017, which attracted participants from Asia and Australasia. He was also invited to speak at the 7th Asia Pacific Congress of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology in 2017.

In the field of intensive care medicine, Dr Tan has a special interest in ECLS and critical care ultrasound.

In 2013, he was awarded a Health Manpower Development Award to pursue a clinical fellowship at the renowned Alfred Intensive Care Unit in Melbourne.

He received accreditation in the management of ECLS patients, as well as the Certificate in Clinician-Performed Ultrasound from the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.

He has been the supervisor to the respiratory therapy department at the Singapore General Hospital from 2015 to 2018, and has a keen interest in advancing the technology of non-invasive ventilation.

Teaching has always been a passion for Dr Tan. He held multiple teaching-related appointments including associate program director at Singapore Health Internal Medicine Residency, adjunct assistant professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, clinical senior lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and clinical teacher at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

In addition, he gives regular lectures at Nanyang Polytechnic to advanced trainee nurses.

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