Dr D.Y.H Poon & Associates Medical Oncology Clinic
38 Irrawaddy Road #06-47
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
+65 6262 0672
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:30pm
8.30am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays
Dr Daryl Tan
MBBS (S’pore), M Med (Int Med), MRCP (UK), FAMS
SPECIALIST IN HAEMATOLOGY
Dr Daryl Tan is a haematologist. He graduated from National University of Singapore in 1997 and obtained his membership with the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) in 2002. He received his internal medicine and haematology training at the Singapore General Hospital.
In 2007, he was awarded the Singapore Government Human Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship to pursue postdoctoral training and clinical research in the field of lymphoma at Stanford University, USA. Upon his return , Dr Tan served as the clinical lead for the lymphoma and myeloma services at the Singapore General Hospital and spearheaded several clinical trials examining novel approaches in treating lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
He was Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and received numerous grants from the National Medical Research Council, Singapore Health Foundation and the Singapore Cancer Syndicate for his research. Dr Tan joined Raffles Hospital in 2011 to help set up a comprehensive haematology service and became the managing partner of the Raffles Cancer Centre and the Director of Research of Raffles Hospital. He integrated research with clinical practice, availing novel therapeutics for cancer patients failing standards of care.
In recognition of his commitment and dedication to patient care, he received the Singapore Health Service Quality Service Gold Award in 2011, long service awards from the Singapore General Hospital and Raffles Hospital in 2008 and 2017 respectively, and the Courage Medal during the Singapore SARS epidemic in 2003.
Being the principal investigator of more than 40 investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical studies allowed him to gain early experience with state-of-the art innovations in the treatment of blood cancers. His research has led to several international presentations and more than 100 publications in high impact factor scientific journals including numerous first-authored articles in the Lancet Oncology, Blood and the Annals of Oncology. His expertise in lymphoma and multiple myeloma was recognized by the publication of two lead-author review articles on their respective treatment guidelines in Lancet Oncology in 2014. Dr Tan’s pioneering work on immunotherapy in NK/T-cell lymphoma has led to its endorsement on the American NCCN cancer treatment guidelines in 2018.
Dr Tan was elected into the International Myeloma Working Group in 2014 and also sits on the advisory panel of the International Myeloma Foundation’s Asia Myeloma Network. He is also a member of the Asia Lymphoma Study Group, the American Society of Haematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. As a key opinion leader, he has delivered more than 80 invited lectures on the treatment of lymphoma and multiple myeloma at international and regional conferences and serves as an advisor to many regional and international expert panels on novel drugs development.
Dr Tan is currently a board member of the Chapter of Haematologists and is appointed by the Ministry of Health as an advisor for the Residency Advisory Committee for Haematology training in Singapore. His continued affiliation with the academic hospitals allows him to contribute to post-graduate teaching, and to advise patients on participation in clinical trials for lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
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