MBBS, MRCS (Edin), MSc (Research)
Special Interest: Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testis Cancer, Robotic Cancer Surgery (with daVinci Robotic Systems)
Dr Chong Kian Tai (张建泰医生) is a certified Urologist who manages both basic General Urology and complex Urologic Cancers. He is a specialist urology surgeon that works well with different treatment choices for optimal outcome. These include (1) traditional open surgery, (2) advanced keyhole laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, and also (3) the modern Da Vinci robotic surgical operating systems.
Dr Chong completed his full-time advanced Clinical Urologic-Oncology Fellowship at the prestigious Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) in New York, USA in 2009. His key professional expertise includes the diagnosis, treatment and management of prostate, kidney, bladder, testis and penile cancers.
Prior to private practice, he was the Consultant, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Urologic Oncology and Director of Research in the Department of Urology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He also managed the Urology Cancer clinical databases and tissue repository. In the Singapore Cancer Society, he was an Advisory Panel member to improve prostate cancer awareness and survivorship.
Dr Chong is a dynamic healthcare innovator, researcher and educator. He started molecular research in Urologic-Oncology on prostate cancer immunology at Seattle, Washington (USA), which was funded by Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG, USA) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR, Singapore). While in Singapore, he was a founding member of the Singapore Urological Cancer Consortium and had been in-charge of several teams in prostate, kidney, bladder and testis cancer research. These projects included precision medicine, biomolecular, nanoparticle, bioimaging and novel biomedical device studies.
To improve holistic care for urological cancer patients in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Dr Chong was Chairman for the Urology Cancer Multidisciplinary Tumour Board, Chairman for Urology Cancer Support Programme, Chairman for Advanced Care Planning Team, and Chairman for TTSH Prostate Cancer Support Group involving cancer patients and their family.