Dr Mona Tan’s profile

Dr Mona Tan has more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of surgery.  As a result of her considerable knowledge, efforts in research and numerous publications in breast surgery, she has been invited as a Reviewer and an Editor in international medical and surgical journals.  Her special interests include minimally invasive removal of breast tumours, Breast Conservation Surgery, Minimalist Oncoplastic Techniques and Multifocal and Multicentric Breast cancers.  All of these techniques are robustly supported by multiple studies done in different parts of the world.

Dr Tan uses all the available approaches for the management of breast conditions: observation, image-guided core biopsy, minimally invasive removal of breast lesions and surgery.  She consciously selects the ideal and optimum treatment plan for each patient.  In addition, she has been invited to demonstrate the Mammotomy procedure to colleagues and delegates at local, regional and international conferences.  She has also been invited to speak about surgical techniques in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

As Dr Tan is passionate about her work, she has taken an immense amount of time to document her experience in internationally reputable medical and surgical journals for publication.  Her multiple publications in the following journals have drawn so much attention that she was invited to write a book chapter on the special techniques she has developed over the years.


Dr Tan’s articles are in the public domain and may be accessible by searching on the internet.  Her work has been published in the following journal editions:

  1. British Journal of Surgery 2003
  2. Lancet Oncology 2005
  3. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2006, 2012, 2017
  4. The American Journal of Surgery 2009, 2018
  5. The Breast Journal 2007, 2015, 2017
  6. World Journal of Surgery 2007, 2017
  7. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2009, 2016
  8. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
  9. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2009
  10. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
  11. Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2014
  12. International Journal of Breast Cancer 2014, 2015
  13. International Journal of Surgical Oncoloy 2015
  14. Gland Surgery 2016, 2017, 2019
  15. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment 2016
  16. Archives of Plastic Surgery 2017
  17. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017
  18. The Breast 2018

Please feel free to request a complimentary copy of one of Dr Tan’s articles during your consult.

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