Prof Walter Tan Tiang Lee

Medical Director
Specialist in Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interest:

Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Surgery


Prof Walter Tan is the Medical Director of Raffles Hospital and Chairman of the Raffles Physician Medical Board. He is a Plastic Surgeon and his clinical interests are in general breast and breast cancer surgery, including breast reconstruction surgery, head and neck surgery (thyroid and salivary gland surgery), and aesthetic surgery. Prior to joining Raffles Hospital in 2001, he was Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore, and Chief of Surgery and Head of Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery at National University Hospital. He was also Master of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2000- 2002). He is a visiting Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon to National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.

Prof Tan was a member of the team that separated the Korean ischiopagus conjoined twins at Raffles Hospital in 2003. Prof Tan also holds the appointment of Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore. He was an appointed member of the Singapore Medical Council (2006-2010), Past President of the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (2003-2009) and President of the Singapore Society for Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgery (2009-2011). He was a Board Member of the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (2007-2013) and is currently on the Board of the Asian Medical Foundation. He is also Singapore’s National Representative for the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).


MBBS (S'pore), M Med (Surgery), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas), FACS, FACP (Hon), FRACS (General Surgery), FRACP (Hon), FAMS (Plastic Surgery)