Dr Tan Yia Swam is a general surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.
Her subspecialties lie in minimally invasive breast surgery, ultrasound-guided biopsy or aspiration, breast conservation surgery, skin-sparing/nipple-sparing mastectomy, and sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Having spent more than 15 years in patient care, Dr Tan is experienced in a wide range of breast conditions including lumps, pain, nipple discharge, cancers, and abnormal imaging.
Dr Tan actively serves the medical community by sitting on the Singapore Medical Association Council since 2008, and has recently been appointed the first vice-president of the SMA Council.
She has also published and presented research in articles and journals both locally and internationally.
As recognition for her patient-centric care, Dr Tan has received the KK Service from the Heart Award in 2016 as well as the Gold Award in Singapore Health Quality Service in 2018.
She participates in outreach through educational talks to the public, family practitioners and students. Her passion and commitment to teaching has been recognised with the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
She believes in personalised treatment recommendations that respect patients’ needs and concerns.
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