Tan Puay Hoon
Chairman and Senior Consultant, Division of Pathology Singapore General Hospital
Dr Puay Hoon Tan has active interests in breast, urologic and renal pathology, and was a Volume Editor of the 2012 (4th series) WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast. She is a Standing Editorial Board Member for the 5th series of the WHO Classification of Tumours, IARC, Lyon, and is also an expert member for the Breast volume in this latest series published in 2019. She sits on the Editorial Boards of Modern Pathology, Breast Cancer Research, Pathology, Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology. She is Associate Editor of Histopathology and the Singapore Medical Journal. Apart from a busy service largely focused on subspecialty surgical signouts, she and her collaborators are recipients of several research grants related to translational studies of breast and prostate cancer. She is author of more than 400 publications, and participates regularly in regional and international meetings.
Dr Tan’s research interests in breast pathology centre around the classification of breast fibroepithelial lesions and their molecular pathogenesis, triple negative breast cancers, and ductal carcinoma in situ. In urologic pathology, she is engaged in prostate and renal cancer studies and was a contributor to the 2016 WHO Classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs.
She was a Past-President of the International Society of Breast Pathology, and was Councillor for Asia of the International Society of Urological Pathology (2009 – 2015). She is the current President of the Asian Breast Diseases Association, and the Convenor of the Assembly of Asia-Pacific International Academies of Pathology.