Professor Tan Huay Cheem joined the Singapore Heart Foundation as a Board Member in 2006. He was active in various committees since 2001 and served as the Honorary Secretary from 2007 before being appointed Chairman on 31 Aug 2019.
He is presently Senior Consultant Cardiologist at the National University Hospital and Professor of Medicine with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Prof Tan is an active clinical researcher who has initiated several multicentre, multinational randomised clinical trials, and has more than 220 publications in local and international peer-reviewed journals and books. He is regularly invited as lecturer and faculty in many international cardiology meetings and is a Visiting Professor to 11 University-affiliated hospitals in China; and University of Mandalay in Myanmar.
He was the President of the Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC) and the Singapore Cardiac Society, and a founding member of the Asia Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics (AICT), an international interventional cardiology meeting. He is also an editor of AsiaIntervention, the official journal of APSIC.
He was awarded the National Medical Excellence Award in 2011, National Day Award for Public Service Administration in 2016 and Ministry of Health, Singapore Distinguished Senior Clinician Award 2017.
Prof Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1987 and obtained his Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine and Membership of Royal College of Physician (United Kingdom) in 1992. He did his Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina, USA in 1995. He received Fellowship of American College of Cardiology in 2001, Fellowship of Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention in 2002 and Fellowship of Royal College of Physician in 2004. He also received training in Vascular Ultrasonography at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia; and Carotid Stenting at Taiwan National University Hospital.