Dr Anthony PH Tang
“Many patients have mistaken beliefs about breast cancer, which overshadow the advances of medical science and surgical expertise over the last 20 years.
As breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, it’s important to debunk these beliefs — to know that breast cancer can be conquered, and cure is possible, especially with early detection.”
-Dr Anthony Tang
MBBS(Monash), MMed(Surgery), FRCSEdin(Gen Surg), MPH(Clinical Epi)
Consultant Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon,
Dr Anthony Tang is a specialist Breast Cancer surgeon, with clinical interests in Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Reconstruction (Oncoplasty) and Sentinel Node Biopsy (for minimal lymph node removal).
An ASEAN scholar in his pre-university days, Dr Tang was subsequently awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship for Medicine for his undergraduate medical education in Melbourne, Australia. He went on to complete his postgraduate surgical training and was conferred a joint specialist fellowship with the Singapore and United Kingdom (Edinburgh) boards. Apart from his surgical training, Dr Tang also attained 2 postgraduate Masters degrees, in Medicine (Surgery) and in Public Health (Clinical Epidemiology) respectively.
Dr Tang has a strong research interest, particularly in the field of medical device innovation. In 2011, he was awarded the inaugural Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Fellowship. He was also the Fellowship Head at Singapore Stanford Biodesign, and the Clinician Consultant to I²R, A*STAR, and has trained over 400 budding medical device entrepreneurs. As the Clinical Principal Investigator, he was working with grants totaling over $4 million. As a result of his research work, Dr Tang was also conferred an A/Professorship with NUS.
As a published scientific author, Dr Tang is a frequent speaker at many local and international conferences. He also often organizes and speaks at public symposiums in Singapore as he is an avid advocate for breast cancer screening.
Personally, Dr Tang enjoys using his professional skills to benefit the underprivileged. He is passionately involved in surgical outreach programs to the underprivileged parts of Asia, and was the co-founder of the surgical volunteer and charity organization within the National University Health Systems (NUHS). Dr Anthony also enjoys racquet sports and divides his time between tennis, and badminton during the wet season.