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Prof Tan Chorh Chuan

Chief Health Scientist and Executive Director, Ministry of Health Office for Healthcare Transformation

Ministry of Health, Singapore

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan was appointed as the inaugural Chief Health Scientist and concurrently, Executive Director of the new Office for Healthcare Transformation in Singapore’s Ministry of Health since 1 January 2018.

Before joining MOHT, Prof Tan served as President of the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2008 to 2017. He was former Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine and served as the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health from 2000 to 2004, where he was responsible for leading the public health response to the 2003 SARS epidemic.

His awards include the Public Service Star in 2003 for outstanding contributions to overcoming SARS in Singapore, the Public Administration Gold Medal in 2004 for his work as Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2015.

A renal physician, Prof Tan obtained his medical training at NUS and research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford.

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