Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

Chief Health Scientist, Republic of Singapore; Board Member, GESDA

Professor Tan was appointed to these positions with effect from 1 January 2018. He was President of the National University of Singapore from 2008 to 2017. He has served in senior leadership positions in the healthcare and biomedical-science sectors, including as Chairman of the National University Health System from 2011 to 2018 and Deputy Chairman of ASTAR from 2004 to 2018.

A renal physician-scientist, Prof Tan obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore and completed his research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. He is the first Singaporean to be elected as an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

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