Dr Mona Tan’s profile

Dr Mona Tan, Consultant Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, obtained her basic medical degree (M.B.B.S) from the National University of Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCS) in 1995. She completed her training in General Surgery and was fully accredited a specialist by the Ministry of Health in 1998.

Dr Tan underwent subspeciality training in breast surgical oncology and endocrine surgery at the New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute and University of Sydney in 2000. Since obtaining her higher surgical degree in 1995, her focus has been on the surgical treatment of breast disease. She is a dedicated surgical oncologist, dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease conditions, and does not perform any aesthetic plastic procedures. Dr Tan feels that by confining her practice exclusively to breast surgery in this manner, she will be able to offer her patients what she believes to be the most appropriate and up-to-date care for breast conditions. The demands of keeping abreast of the latest developments in this field is significant and leaves her little time to be well informed of other areas in general surgery. Thus, Dr Tan has chosen willingly to give up the rest of general surgery to focus her attention to patients with breast health conditions.

Dr Tan uses all the available approaches for the management of breast conditions: observation, minimally invasive breast biopsy and surgery, and consciously selects the best treatment plan for each patient. She has extensive experience in the treatment of breast conditions, having been invited to demonstrate the Mammotomy procedure to colleagues and delegates at local, regional and international conferences. She also has been invited to speak about surgical techniques in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.


As Dr Tan is passionate about her work, she takes time and effort to document her experience in the form of articles submitted to internationally reputable medical journals for publication. It is notable that to date, she has one of the highest number of publications as the primary (first) author amongst senior breast surgeons in Singapore. This places her in a good position to offer the most appropriate surgical care in line with international standards.

Dr Tan is one of the few in the Asia-Pacific region to publish on surgical techniques that improve the chance of saving the breast. These surgical techniques also help to prevent deformity. Her articles and techniques have been quoted by surgeons in University Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Dr Tan’s experiences is documented and published in the following premier scientific journals:

  1. British Journal of Surgery 2003
  2. British Journal of Surgery 2003
  3. Lancet Oncology 2005
  4. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2006
  5. The American Journal of Surgery 2007
  6. The Breast Journal 2007
  7. World Journal of Surgery 2007
  8. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2008
  9. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009

Our Locations

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #06-21
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Singapore 329563
Phone: (65) 6694 1706

Mount Elizabeth Orchard
3 Mt Elizabeth, #11-02,
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
Phone: (65) 6734 4880

Consultation Hours

Mon - Fri: 9 am to 12:30pm; 2 pm to 5 pm
Sat: Strictly by Appointment