Dr Tan received his training in Acupuncture at the Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is one of the few doctors who is fully registered as an acupuncturist. This enables him to integrate both eastern and western form of pain management for his patients.
Dr Tan had pioneered many interventional pain treatments when he was working in Alexandra Hospital. He is also a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dr Tan is heavily involved in various committees. He was the Co-Chair of the Safety Committee at Alexandra Hospital from 2008 – 2009. He was also the Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Society of Anesthesiologists from 2007 – 2008. Dr Tan has also been a committee member of the Pain Society of Singapore for the past 3 years.
In 2009, Dr Tan started his pain medicine and acupuncture practice specialising in treating various pain conditions.