Ker Kan Tan

Tan Ker Kan

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology (Colorectal Surgery), National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Hospital
Administrative Appointment(s)
  • Associate Chairman, NUH Medical Board, Research
  • Assistant Dean (Research Integrity and Compliance), NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Research Interest(s)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Quality of Life
  • Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Extenteration
  • Colonoscopy
Recent Publications
  • 1. Tan, K. K., Lopez, V., Wong, M. L., & Koh, G. C. H. (2018). Uncovering the barriers to undergoing screening among first degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients: A review of qualitative literature. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 9(3), 579-588. doi:10.21037/jgo.2018.03.02
  • 2. Tan, K. K., Lim, T. Z., Chew, E., Chow, W. M., Luo, N., Wong, M. L., & Koh, G. C. H. (2018). Screening in spouses of colorectal cancer patients: a missed opportunity. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 33(4), 419-422. doi:10.1007/s00384-018-2975-0
  • 3. Tan, K. -K., & Koh, G. C. H. (2018). Could spouses of colorectal cancer patients possess higher risk of developing colorectal cancer?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COLORECTAL DISEASE, 33(3), 353. doi:10.1007/s00384-018-2966-1
  • 4. Koh, F. H. X., Fong, Y. -F., Seet, J. -E., & Tan, K. -K. (2017). Cyclical haematochezia: an uncommon cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding.. ANZ J Surg. doi:10.1111/ans.14324
  • 5. Chan, D. K. H., & Tan, K. -K. (2018). Asian patients with Hinchey Ia acute diverticulitis: a condition for the ambulatory setting?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COLORECTAL DISEASE, 33(1), 61-64. doi:10.1007/s00384-017-2929-y