Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Asst Prof David TAN Meng Kiat


Academic Appointment:

  • Assistant Professor
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
    National University of Singapore


Clinical Appointments:

  • Senior Consultant and Residency Director
    Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
    University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
    National University Health System, Singapore



  • M.B.B.S., National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • M.R.C.S. (Edinburgh)
  • M.Med. (Surgery) National University of Singapore, Singapore


Selected Publications

  • Cheah AE, Tan DM, Chong AK, Chew WY. Volar plating for unstable proximal interphalangeal joint dorsal fracture-dislocations. J Hand Surg Am. 2012   Jan;37(1):28-33. 
  • Puhaindran ME, Paavilainen P, Tan DM, Peng YP, Lim AY. Dermal pocketing following distal dinger replantation. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010   Aug; 63(8):1318-22
  • Wong M , Kiat DT, Sebastin SJ, Tan TC, Peng YP. Heterodigital vascular island flap for simultaneous resurfacing and revascularization of digits. Ann Plast Surg. 2009 Jan;62(1):34-7.
  • Tan DM, Chong AK, Ooi BS, Mahadevan M, Lim AY, Lim BH. Comparison of forearm and conventional Bier's blocks for manipulation and reduction of   distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2007 Feb;32(1):57-9.