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Dr Jarrod Tan Kah Hwee

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  • Associate Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital


MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Ireland), MCI (NUS), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh)


General Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Colorectal Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Oncology (Colorectal Surgery)

Special Interests:

Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colonoscopy, Haemorrhoids, Anal Fistula


Dr Jarrod Tan Kah Hwee graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. Thereafter, he completed his housemanship year and received the Best House Officer Award in recognition of his exceptional commitment to patient care. He then trained as a General Surgery resident at the National University Health System before he successfully obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was registered as an accredited specialist surgeon in 2022. Dr Tan has a sub-specialty interest in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancers. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Tan is actively involved in clinical research. He attained his Master of Clinical Investigation degree from the National University of Singapore, supported by a Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship. He has contributed to numerous publications and was awarded the ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship and NUHS Seed Grant to pursue further research in colorectal surgery. Dr Tan is also dedicated to nurturing the next generation of medical professionals and serves as Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS). 

Dr Tan is an avid badminton player and is the captain of the Singapore Medical Association Badminton team.


  • 2023 - ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship for Clinician Award
  • 2023 - NUHS Health Promotion and Healh Services Research Seed Grant
  • 2020 - Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship

Journals & Publications

  1. Jarrod KH Tan, Frederick HX Koh, Charles BS Tsang, Dean Chi-Siong Koh. Robotic versus standard laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: a comparative study of short-term and oncological outcomes. Robotic Surgery, Research and Reviews 2014
  2. Jarrod KH Tan, N Z Teo, Calvin J M Ong, Sulaiman B Yusof, R Wijaya. A minimally invasive surgical approach to synchronous anal and colon adenocarcinomas: review of existing literature. International Journal of Colorectal Disease 2016
  3. Jarrod KH Tan, Tan EL, Kanagalingam D, Yu SL, Tan LK. Multiple pregnancy is the leading contributor to cesarean sections in in vitro fertilization pregnancies: an analysis using Robson Ten Group Classification System. JOGR 2016
  4. Jarrod KH Tan, Joel CI Goh, Janice WL Lim, Iyer G Shridhar, Krishnakumar Madhavan, Alfred WC Kow. Same admission laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: is the “golden 72 hours” rule still relevant? HPB (Oxford) Journal 2017
  5. Jarrod KH Tan, Joel CI Goh, Janice WL Lim, Iyer G Shridhar, Krishnakumar Madhavan, Alfred WC Kow. Delayed presentation of acute cholecystitis: comparative outcomes of same-admission versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2017
  6. Jarrod KH Tan, Ng JJ, Melissa Yeo, Frederick HX Koh, Glenn K Bonney, Iyer G Shridhar, Krishnakumar Madhavan, Alfred WC Kow. A propensity score matched analysis of early outcomes after laparoscopic assisted versus open pancreaticoduodenectomy. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2019
  7. Tan JKH, Pang NQ, Bonney GK, Kow AWC, Vathsala A, Iyer SG. Optimization of Outpatient Transplantation Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A South-East Asian Tertiary Organ Transplant Centre Experience. British Journal of Surgery 2020
  8. Tan JKH, Ang JJ, Chan DKH. Enhanced recovery program versus conventional care after colorectal surgery in the geriatric population: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Surgical Endoscopy 2020
  9. Tan JKH, Menon NV, Tan PS, Pan TLT, Bonney GK, Shridhar IG, Madhavan K, Lim CT, Kow AWC. Presence of tumour cells in intra-operative blood salvage autotransfusion samples from hepatocellular carcinoma liver transplantation: analysis using highly sensitive microfluidics technology. HPB (Oxford) 2022.
  10. Tan JKH, Choe L, Lau J, Tan KK. Discharge within 24 hours following colonic surgery – a distant dream or near reality? A scoping review. Surgery 2022

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