Dr Daniel Tan Yat Harn

Medical Oncologist
15 years of experience

Specialty

Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interest

Radiosurgery & Radiation Therapy

Qualifications

MBBS (SIN), FRCR (Clinical Oncology, UK), FAMS (Radiation Oncology, Singapore)

What I do

Dr Daniel Tan Yat Harn provides clinical services such as:
- Radiosurgery
- Radiation Therapy to treat cancers in the brain and spine
- Prostate cancers
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Clinic Locations

Asian American Radiation Oncology
Gleneagles Hospital Annexe
#02-36A/36B/37
6A Napier Road, S 258500

Professional Statement

Dr Daniel Tan Yat Harn is a radiation oncologist currently practising at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. He started his career as a radiation oncologist after graduating from the National University of Singapore in 2002.

Dr Tan trained at international medical centres with a focus on neuro-oncology. This included proton therapy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Roberts Proton Therapy Centre, USA; spine radiosurgery at Princess Margaret Hospital and Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto; and advanced radiation technologies at Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital in Japan.

Dr Tan was the national project coordinator of the International Atomic Energy ... See more [ + ]Agency’s (IAEA) initiative to train and develop specialists in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), an advanced radiation technique, in the Asia-Pacific region.

 He was the organising chairman of the inaugural Radiology Asia 2015, a regional radiology meeting held in conjunction with the Singapore Radiological Society’s 24th Annual Scientific Meeting. He has frequently been invited to lecture on these subjects at regional meetings such as the Philippines Radiation Oncology Society Annual Meeting, the Annual Scientific Congress of the Malaysian Oncological Society, the Asia-Pacific Breast Cancer Summit and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology Asia Pacific Conference.

Dr Tan helms the clinical unit of Asian American Radiation Oncology (AARO), the radiotherapy and oncology division of Asian American Medical Group. In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC), AARO manages and provides clinical supervision for radiation oncology units in Asia, bringing cutting-edge radiation technologies to developing regions.

Dr Tan is currently pursuing his MBA in Healthcare Management at NUS because he believes that good medicine depends on good management.

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Languages Spoken

English, Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin

Education

National University of Singapore

Awards and Publications

Health Manpower Development Award (HMDP) for advanced training in Clinical Oncology, Ministry of Health Singapore 2008
Health Manpower Development Award (HMDP) for training in Brachytherapy, Stereotactic, Radiosurgery and Body Irradiation (SRS/SBRT), Ministry of Health Singapore 2012Click here to view Dr Daniel Tan Yat Harn's Publication

Professional Positions and Memberships

Housemanship
1. General Surgery, National University Hospital
2. Respiratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
See more [ + ]3. Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General HospitalMedical Officer, Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital, May 2003 - November 2003 Medical Officer, Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore, November 2003 - May 2004 Medical Officer, SAF Medical Corps, MOIC Khatib Medical Centre, MOIC 23rd Battalion Singapore Artillery, May 2004 - April 2006 Basic Specialty Trainee, Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore, April 2006 - November 2006 Registrar, Radiation Oncology Department, National Cancer Centre Singapore, November 2006 - May 2011 Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore, August 2011 - Present Associate Consultant, Radiation Oncology Department, National Cancer Centre Singapore, May 2011 - April 2013 Co-Chair, Neuro-Oncology Cancer Service Line Development Workgroup, National Cancer Centre Singapore, 2012 -2015 Consultant Division of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore, May 2013 - March 2015 Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director, Asian American Radiation Oncology, April 2015 - Present Chief Medical Officer, RusSing Med Holdings Pte Ltd, Feb 2016 - PresentNational Project Coordinator, International Atomic Energy Agency-Regional Co-operative Group, Project 6065 ‘Stregthening the Application of SBRT to Improve Cancer Care.’ 2011-2015Executive Committee Member, Singapore Radiological Society, 2013 - 2016 Council Member, College of Radiology, Acadeamy of Medicine Singapore, Since 2014Organising Chairman, Singapore Radiological Society 24th Annual Scientific Meeting 2015 ‘RadiologyAsia 2015’, Appointed 2013 Examiner, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, for Diploma in Radiation Oncology Intake 1 (2011-2013), Appointed 2014 Committee Member Singapore Society of Oncology, 2007 – 2008 Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2009 – 2011 Member, Singapore Radiological Society, 2012 – present Member, Singapore Society of Oncology, 2012 – present Member, ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology), 2012 -2014 Member, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, 2012 - Present Member, Society for Neuro-Oncology, 2012 - 2014
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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital

Insurances Accepted

Health Articles by Dr Daniel Tan Yat Harn

Radiosurgery - Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Numerous studies have shown that accuracy rates of frameless systems are comparable to frame-based systems,...

Radiosurgery offers hope for treatment of spinal tumour

The spinal cord is a very delicate network of nerves that, together with the brain, form the central...

Cancer - SBRT a curative option for prostate cancer

When the results of a routine cancer screening test revealed unusually high levels of prostate-specific...