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Dr Elaine Tan Ching Ching

Dr Tan


Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Director Changi Simulation Institute Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Emergency Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Elaine Tan is a Senior Consultant emergency physician with Changi General Hospital (CGH). She has a special interest in simulation based healthcare education and completed her fellowship in medical simulation with the Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, USA in 2013. She is a founding member of the Singapore Society for Healthcare Simulation and is the current secretary.

Dr Tan has a special interest in inter-professional education (IPE) and has conducted IPE programs for her department as well as across disciplines. She has a Certificate of Teaching and Learning from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Health Professions Education.


  • MRCS (A&E) (UK)
  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • Fellowship in Medical Simulation (CMS, Boston, USA)
  • Specialist Accreditation in Emergency Medicine (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Assistant Professor - SingHealth Duke-NUS Emergency Medicine Academic Clinical Programme
  • Clinical Tutor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Director, EM Simulation, Emergency Department, Changi General Hospital
  • Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Instructor, Interpersonal and Communication Skills Competency, SH Residence Course Director, Simulation Essentials for Healthcare Educators, Singapore Society of Healthcare Simulation
  • Instructor, Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Course
  • Member, FAMS
  • Member, Residency Advisory Committee, MOH
  • Physician Faculty, Singhealth Emergency Medicine Residency Program
  • Secretary, Singapore Society of Healthcare Simulation
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


  • Eastern Health Alliance Care Service Awards (Gold), 2014
  • SingHealth 10 year long service award, 2012
  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award for Fellowship in Medical Simulation by the Ministry of Health Singapore, 2011
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver), 2010-2011
  • Best Medical Officer Award by the Department of General Medicine Changi General Hospital, 2004

Research Interests


  • Herb-induced cardiotoxicity from accidental aconitine overdose. Sheth S, Tan EC, Tan HH, Tay L. Singapore Med J. 2015 Jul;56(7):e116-9. PMID: 26243980
  • A randomised, double-blind, multi-centre trial comparing vasopressin and adrenaline in patients with cardiac arrest presenting to or in the Emergency Department. Resuscitation. Ong ME, Tiah L, Leong BS, Tan EC, Ong VY, Tan EA, Poh BY, Pek PP, Chen Y. 2012 Aug;83(8):953-60. PMID: 22353644
  • Direct Observation as a Focused Teaching Tool for Doctors Newly Posted to the Emergency Department. ECC Tan, L Tiah, WCC Chong. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, Mar 2012, vol. 19, 2: pp. 77-84.
  • Perceptions of High-Fidelity Simulation Teaching by Non-Specialist Doctors in an Emergency Department in Singapore. Shin Ying Thng, Ling Tiah, Elaine Ching Ching Tan. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, vol. 20, 3: pp. 145-150.
  • Reducing ambulance response times using geospatial-time analysis of ambulance deployment. Ong ME, Chiam TF, Ng FS, Sultana P, Lim SH, Leong BS, Ong VY, Ching Tan EC, Tham LP, Yap S, Anantharaman V. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;17(9):951-7. PMID: 20836775

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