• National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – 1992
  • MRCOG Part I – 1999
  • MMed (O&G) Singapore – 2004
  • Singapore Management University-SingHealth Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership – 2011-2012
  • Harvard Macy Institute Programme for Educators in Healthcare Professions – 2013
  • Insead Asian International Executive Programme

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, Singapore Assessment for Medical Practice Committee, Ministry of Health
  • Associate Professor,OBGYN, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Chairman, Advocacy Workgroup, Academic Medicine Education Institute
  • Member, Complaints Committee and Disciplinary Tribunal, Singapore Medical Council
  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
    2017 – 2019
  • Head (Inpatient Service), Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Feb 2014 – Jun 2017
  • Board member, KKH Medical Board and Executive Committee Board Jan 2011 – 2019
  • Associate Professor, OBGYN, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School April 2013 – onwards
  • Chairman, Advocacy Workgroup, Academic Medicine Education Institute March 2013 – 2019
  • Member, OBGYN Evidence-based Medicine Practice Improvement Committee March 2011 – 2019
  • Clinical Physician Faculty Member, OBGYN SingHealth Residency April 2011 – 2019


  • SingHealth Excellence Awards 2018 for Distinguished Educator
  • Singapore Health Quality Service SUPERSTAR Award (Finalist) 2017
  • Singapore Health Quality Service GOLD Award 2015
  • Prestigious British Medical Association Book Award in 2015.
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award 2014

Publications and Research Trials

  • Ku CW, Tan ZW, Li M, Tam ZY, Tan TC, Tan NS. Spontaneous miscarriage in first trimester pregnancy is associated with altered urinary metabolite profile. BBA Clinical 2017;8:48-55.
  • Tang L, Liew HM, Koh MJ. Allen JC, Tan TC. Prevalence of striae gravidarum in a multi-ethnic Asian population and the associated risk factors. Australas J Dermatol 2017;58(3):154-155
  • Lek SM, Ku CW, Allen JC, Malhotra R, Østbye T, Tan NS and Tan TC. Validation of serum progesterone <35nmol/L as a predictor of miscarriage among women with threatened miscarriage. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017
  • Ku CW, Allen JC, Malhotra R, Han CC, Tan NS, Østbye T, Lek SM, Lie D and Tan TC. How can we better predict the risk of spontaneous miscarriage among women experiencing threatened miscarriage? Gyne Endocrinol 2015:31(8):647-651
  • He S, Allen JC, Malhotra R, Østbye T, Lek SM and Tan TC. Association of maternal serum progesterone in early pregnancy with low birth weight and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. J Mat Fetal Neonatal Med 2015;3:1-6

Research Trials

  • Principal Investigator, NRMC-IAF Medical Research Grant for Biomarkers in Early Pregnancy Failure – SGD $1.2 Million
  • Principal Investigator, NMRC-ZIKA Medical Research Grant for A Multi-Center Prospective National Longitudinal Study – SGD $1 Million
  • Principal Investigator, Singhealth Research Fund Project Grant 2013-2015 for Progesterone and PIBF in Early Pregnancy ($150 000)
  • Principal Investigator, Duke-NUS Khoo Student Research Grant 2014-2015 for RCT of progestogens in threatened miscarriages ($10 000)
  • Principal Investigator, Industry-sponsored (Stratamark) study grant 2015 – 2016 for Role of stretch mark cream for striae prevention – ($88 000)