Dr Tan Chee Eng is Consultant Endocrinologist at Gleneagles Medical Centre for the past 12 years. Before starting private practice at Gleneagles Medical Centre in 2004, he had worked at the Singapore General Hospital for 15 years, and was the Head of Department of Endocrinology for 5 years until he left for private practice. Whilst at SGH, he started up the first Lipid unit in Singapore and also spearheaded the setup of electronic medical record for diabetes mellitus consultation (DMCARE).
His medical career began in 1984 when he graduated with the Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Following that, Dr Tan did his Masters in Internal Medicine at NUS and PhD at the University of Glasgow. His doctoral thesis was on the relationship between the Atherogenic lIpoprotein phenotype and insulin resistance.
Dr Tan is currently a member of the Lipid Guidelines committee, Ministry of Health. He is a founder member of the Asian Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease since 1999. He is currently also on the executive committee, Regional Federation for Asia Pacific, International Atherosclerosis Society. He was previously involved in both the Lipid Guidelines and Diabetes guidelines committee of the Ministry of Health, Singapore. He was also a member of the Singapore Ministry of Health taskforce on obesity. Other past appointment includes Adjunct Associate Professor with the Centre for Molecular Epidemiology, National University of Singapore. He was on the Editorial Board of Atherosclerosis, Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis and Medical Progress. Dr Tan was awarded the Singapore General Hospital excellent publication award in 1999 and the SGH Outstanding Researcher award in 2000.
He has 94 articles in International peer-reviewed journals and spoken at more than 300 international and local symposiums. He was also on the International Steering committee of a study: IDEA (International Day for the Evaluation of Abdominal Obesity), which looked at risk factors for diabetes, heart disease and obesity in 63 countries. He has also developed and conducted several workshops for Specialists and General Practitioners on lifestyle intervention for diabetes mellitus, working with podiatrists, physiotherapists and nutritionists.