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A/Prof Tan Poh Lin

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of General Ambulatory Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Senior Consultant, NUWoC Children's Clinic, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (S'pore), MMED (Paediatrics), FAMS (S'pore), FRCPCH (UK)


Paediatric Haematology & Oncology, Paediatric Medicine

Special Interests:

Paediatric Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT), Higher Medical Education (General Paeds & HSCT)


Associate Professor Tan Poh Lin graduated with MBBS (S'pore) in 1992 and Master of Medicine in Paediatrics (S'pore) in 1996. She is a registered specialist in Paediatric Medicine and Paediatric Haematology & Oncology. A/Prof Tan trained in HSCT with a world-class umbilical cord blood transplant centre in the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2002 – 2003). In the last decade, she expanded the HSCT donor pool by innovating and developing a successful parental haploidentical HSCT program in NUH. She currently leads the FACT (Foundation in the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) accredited Paediatric HSCT program at NUHS.

General paediatrics is the foundation of A/ Prof Tan's sub-speciality practice. She enjoys her practice in general ambulatory paediatrics and adolescent medicine when not doing HSCT.   

A/Prof Tan is a clinician-educator actively involved in the continuing professional development of doctors in ambulatory paediatrics and adolescent medicine, and paediatric HSCT. The NUHS Paediatric HSCT program offers an SMC-credentialed advanced clinical fellowship and has trained a number of regional doctors since 2011.

Journals & Publications

  1. Ng SB, Ohshima K, Selvarajan V, Huang G, Choo SN, Tan PL, … Chng WJ (2015). Epstein – Barr virus-associated T/natural killer-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in children and young adults has similar molecular signature to extranodal nasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma but shows distinctive stem cell-like phenotype. Leukemia & Lymphoma, 56(8):2408-15. doi: 10.3109/10428194.2014.983099
  2. Tan PL, Lim LM, Khanlian C, Villegas MS (2014). A Single Center Experience of Cytomegalovirus Infections in Asian Pediatric Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Leukemia in Singapore. Transplant infectious disease an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 16(4):556-60. doi: 10.1111/tid.12238
  3. Chen J, Lee V, Luo CJ, Chiang AK, Hongeng S, Tan PL, . . . Okamoto Y (2013). Allogeneic stem cell transplantation for children with acquired severe aplastic anaemia: a retrospective study by the Viva-Asia Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group. British Journal of Haematology, 162(3):383-91. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12405
  4. Lee AJ, Wu J, Villegas MS, Shek LP, Lee BW, Tan PL (2012). Stem Cell Transplantation for Primary Immunodeficiency Disease: Experience of a Singapore Hospital. The World Allergy Organization Journal, 5(3):41-4. doi: 10.1097/WOX.0b013e31824af5e3
  5. Tan PL, Wagner JE, Auerbach AD, Defor TE, Slungaard A, Macmillan ML (2006). Successful engraftment without radiation after fludarabine-based regimen in Fanconi anemia patients undergoing genotypically identical donor hematopoietic cell transplantation. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 46(5):630-6.
  6. Tan PH, Hwang WY, Goh YT, Tan PL, Koh LP, Tan CH, Quah TC (2004). Unrelated Peripheral Blood and Cord Blood Hematopoietic Stem Cell transplants for Thalassaemia Major. American Journal of Hematology, 75(4):209-12.

Professional Memberships

  • Singapore Paediatric Society
  • Paediatric Oncology Group (Singapore)
  • VIVA-Asia Blood/ Marrow Transplant Consortium (VABMT)
  • American Society of Hematology (USA)
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (USA)

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