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Asst Prof Tan Li Ling

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  • Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • Clinical Lead, Cardio-oncology Service, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 
MBBS (UK), MRCP (UK), MMed (Int Med)
Cardiology (Heart)
Cardiac Imaging (Echocardiography), Cardio-Oncology, General Cardiology
Special Interests:
Cardio-Oncology , Echocardiography


Assistant Professor Tan Li Ling is presently a Consultant at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS). She graduated from St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London (UK). She was subsequently conferred the Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). Thereafter, she completed her Cardiology training at NUHCS.

In addition to General Cardiology and Echocardiography, Asst. Prof. Tan’s other specialty interest includes Cardio-Oncology for which she underwent advanced fellowship training at the Royal Brompton Hospital (London, UK) and she aims to improve the heart health of cancer patients and survivors.

Asst. Prof. Tan is also active in clinical research and medical education. She holds the appointment of Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and is a core faculty member of the NUHCS Cardiology Senior Residency Program.

Journals & Publications

Selected Publications:
1. Utilisation of Emergency Medical Service Among Singapore Patients Presenting with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Prevalence and Impact on Ischaemic Time. Li-Ling Tan, Hwee-Bee Wong, Chin-Leng Poh, Mark Y. Chan, Swee-Chong Seow, Tiong-Cheng Yeo, Swee-Guan Teo, Shirley B.S. Ooi, Huay-Cheem Tan, Chi-Hang Lee. Internal Medicine Journal. Volume 41, Issue 12, pages 809 – 814.

2. Superior performance of N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide for diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure in an Asian compared with a Western setting. Ibrahim I, Kuan WS, Frampton C, Troughton R, Liew OW, Chong JP, Chan SP, Tan LL, Lin WQ, Pemberton CJ, Ooi SB, Richards AM. Eur J Heart Fail. 2017;19:209-217

3. ECG P wave abnormalities. Tan LL, Teo SG, Poh KK. Singapore Med J, 2013 Jan;54(1):4-7;quiz p.7.