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Dr Tan Seang Beng

Dr Tan Seang Beng
Dr Tan Seang Beng
  • Orthopaedic And Spine Clinic (Novena)


    38 Irrawaddy Road #04-30
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    6235 5716
  • Specialty

    • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Languages Spoken

    • Bahasa Indonesia
    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin


  • Dr Tan Seang Beng is an orthopaedic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.
  • His main interests are in minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) and spinal deformity.
  • For more than 25 years, he served as a consultant in the department of orthopaedics at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). To date, he has performed more than 5,000 spinal surgeries.
  • At SGH, Dr Tan was the director of its spine service from 2005 – 2018, and head of the department of orthopaedics from 2002 – 2012. He continues to be a visiting consultant at SGH.
  • He was the head of the department of paediatric orthopaedics at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital from 2001 – 2003.
  • He completed his orthopaedic residency training in Singapore in 1989, and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow in spine surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas from 1989 – 1990.
  • He is an adjunct associate professor with Duke-NUS Medical School.
  • He is passionate about teaching medical students, orthopaedic residents, local and international surgeons, and played an active role in the setup of the musculoskeletal programme at Duke-NUS Medical School in 2010.
  • He is active as a board member of the Pacific Asian Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (PASMISS), the International Group for Advancement in Spinal Science (IGASS), and is a member of the AO Lumbar Technical Committee.
  • He served as the president of the Singapore Spine Society for 2018/2019.
  • He has been published in over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and is 1 of 6 consultants worldwide for Johnson & Johnson in the development of the next generation of MIS.
  • Dr Tan was awarded the Russell Hibbs award by the Scoliosis Research Society in 1996. He is a strong proponent of outcomes research and evidence-based surgery, and was responsible for setting up SGH’s Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre in 1998, and served as its director until 2018.
  • In 2013, he received the SingHealth Outstanding Clinician Award and the prestigious Pingat Bakti Setia (Long Service Award).