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Dr Thomas Tan Choo Heng

Dr Tan Thomas Tan Choo Heng

​MB.Chb.BAO, MRCS (Edinburgh), FRCSed (SN)

Head of Service & Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Sub-specialties: General Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Neurosurgery .

Clinical Appointments

  • Head of Service & Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Head & Consultant Neurosurgery Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


​Dr Thomas Tan Choo Heng, also known as Dr Thomas Tan, graduated from Medical School at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) in 2010. He moved to Singapore in 2012, and he joined the Neurosurgery Residency of National University Hospital (NUH) in 2014. During his residency training, he was also trained in Ng Teng Fong Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He was the Chief Resident of Neurosurgery from 2019 to 2020. He completed his fellowship examination FRCSed (Surgical Neurology) in 2020.

He subsequently joined National Neuroscience Institute with cross campus coverage between Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Sengkang Hospital.


  • ​MB.Chb.BAO (Ireland)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FRCSed (SN)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI)
  • Head of Service, Neurosurgery, NNI@SKH
  • Clinical Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Member of Singapore Spine Society
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeon (Edinburgh)


Research Interests

  • ​Brain tumours


  • Flow Related Aneurysm in Hemangioblastoma and Literature Review of Hemorrhagic Rate and Management Strategy. Neurosurg Cases Rev 4:068. Tan CH, Chua FHZ, Hwang PYK
  • Impact of time to resumption of antithrombotic therapy on outcomes after surgical evacuation of chronic subdural hematoma: A multicenter cohort study. J Clin Neurosci. 2021 Jul;89:389-396. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.05.036. Epub 2021 Jun 1. PMID: 34088580. Zhang JJY, Aw NMY, Tan CH, Nga VDW.
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response Measures-A Singapore Neurosurgical Academic Medical Center Experience in Emerging from the Worldwide Pandemic. World Neurosurg. 2020;142:526-527. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2020.07.159. Lim JX, Leong AZ, Tan CH, Yeo TT
  • COVID-19 Response Measures – A Singapore Neurosurgical Academic Medical Centre Experience. British Journal of Neurosurgery. Adriel L; Lim, JX; Tan CH; Teo KJ; Nga, VDW; Lwin S, ; Chou N; Yeo TT
  • Spinal Extradural Cyst: Case Report and Review of Literature. World neurosurgery vol. 116 (2018): 343-346. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.199. Lee SW, Foo A, Tan CL, Tan T, Lwin S, Yeo TT, Nga VDW.
  • Early Decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction in Asian patients: A single center study. World neurosurgery vol. 111 (2018): e722-e728. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.157. Paliwal P, Kazmi F, Teoh HL, Yeo LLL, Seet RCS, Yeo TT, Sein L, Chou N, Tan T, Chan BPL, Sharma VK.

Research Trials

  • ​Drop Screen - A functional screening platform to investigate mechanisms of innate resistance, and metastasis for personalised therapeutic intervention