Cher Heng Tan/ Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine/ Singapore

Dr Tan Cher Heng obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2001 and completed his training in Diagnostic Radiology in 2009. He is presently a Consultant with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). His subspecialty interests are in oncologic imaging and abdominal MRI, for which he completed a clinical fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA in 2009. Cher Heng is currently involved in a number of funded research projects with various Nanyang Technological University, Singapore scientists, primarily related to MRI. He was a Chair of the Diagnostic Imaging Track at the Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress in 2010 and 2012 as well as Co-chair of the Scientific Committee at Radiology Asia 2015. He currently serves as a reviewer for European Radiology, European Journal of Radiology and Abdominal Imaging. Cher Heng has published more than 40 articles in international peer reviewed journals and 3 book chapters. He has been invited to a number of international conferences to lecture, including at the 2014 Congress of IHPBA in South Korea.

Current positions:

  1. Chairman, Abdominal Radiology Subsection of the Singapore Radiological Society (SRS)
  2. Honorary General Secretary, SRS
  3. Council Member in the College of Radiologists, Singapore
  4. Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine as Lead for Anatomy and Radiology
  5. Clinical core faculty member of the NHG-AHPL Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
  6. Senior clinical tutor for medical students with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS)
  7. Specialty Editor, Singapore Medical Journal
  8. Member, Clinical Board, TTSH
  9. Deputy Director, Clinical Innovation and Research Office, TTSH
  10. Chairman, Clinical Research Committee, TTSH


  1. Young Doctor’s Award finalist 2005 (Combined Scientific Meeting, Singapore)
  2. Young Radiologist Award 2007 (Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore Radiological Society)
  3. Human Manpower Development Plan Award 2008 (Ministry of Health, Singapore)
  4. Certificate of Merit and Excellence in Design awards (Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Nov 2009)
  5. 2009/2010 SMJ Reviewer Recognition Award
  6. Introduction to Research for International Young Academics, RSNA 2010
  7. Top Ten Best Teacher Awards, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2012/2013, Division of Surgery, TTSH
  8. Best Teacher Award 2011/2012, Division of Surgery, TTSH
  9. Poster, Certificate of Merit, ECR 2013
  10. Poster, Certificate of Merit, ESGAR 2013
  11. Young Investigator Award (3rd prize), SHBC, 2014