Gavin Tan
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Gavin Tan


Dr Gavin Tan is a Consultant at the Retina Centre in Singapore National Eye Centre. He is also Visiting Consultant for the Vitreo-Retinal service at Changi General Hospital. He is a specialist in General Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery, and a subspecialist in Vitreo-Retinal surgery. In addition, he is actively involved with academic research and leads multiple Clinical Trials at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). He is also the lead for diabetic complications at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Diabetes Centre.

Dr Gavin Tan graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) with Distinction in Biochemistry and Medicine from the National University of Singapore in 2003. Dr Gavin Tan started his career in Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). From residency training, where he served as Chief Resident, he went on to complete a two-year Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery at SNEC in 2014. He completed further vitreoretinal fellowships at the Byer Eye Institute at Stanford University, USA, and the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California Los Angeles.

Gavin is the clinical director of the SNEC ocular reading centre which is a major part of the Singapore national diabetic retinopathy screening program. His major clinical and research interests is in diabetic retinopathy, and he leads multiple studies which aim to develop new methods in screening, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy with the goal of transforming clinical care and improving patient outcomes. The use of artificial intelligence and deep learning has become a major part of the lab’s effort in tackling the global burden of diabetic eye disease. Dr Tan has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has given multiple invited presentation at international meetings.