Dr Melissa Teo

Senior Consultant


Adjunct Professor Duke-NUS Medical School

Visiting Consultant National Cancer Centre Singapore

Adj. Prof. Melissa Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore and completed her general surgical training in the Singapore General Hospital and National Cancer Centre Singapore. She was awarded the Singhealth Human Manpower Development Plan Award to pursue further training in complex abdominal and pelvic surgery. With a keen interest in treating and curing cancers, she completed two fellowships in surgical oncology and in colorectal surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2009. Dr. Teo remains one of few accredited surgical oncologists in the country and region and is frequently consulted for her expertise in the management of gastrointestinal cancers, sarcomas and melanomas.

Interested in health policies, she also obtained a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA. She held many leadership positions whilst at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, including being the Head of the Division of Surgical Oncology. She also co-chaired the gastrointestinal oncology and was a member of the sarcoma, melanoma and cancer genetics Cancer Service Line development in SingHealth, prior to leaving the public service. Dr. Teo has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications, 6 book chapters and won numerous teaching awards.

Dr. Teo is skilled in the management of stomach and colorectal cancers, sarcoma, melanoma and peritoneal disease. She is the first President of the Asian Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group with her vast experience in Cytoreductive Surgery and Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS and HIPEC) for the treatment of peritoneal disease.

Dr. Teo's personal belief is that the management of cancer needs to be holistic, from early accurate detection and diagnosis to excellent surgical standards and multidisciplinary care and most importantly to being committed to caring for her patients and their families.

Dr Grace Tan

Senior Consultant

MBBS(London), MMED (Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh)

Visiting Consultant National Cancer Centre Singapore

Dr. Grace Tan graduated from Guy's King's and St Thomas's College of Medicine in London, UK.  She returned to complete her general surgery and surgical oncology training at Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). She then went on to complete her subspecialty training in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) at the NHS Peritoneal Malignancy Unit in Basingstoke, UK, and Pelvic Oncology Surgery in King Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. The Basingstoke Peritoneal Malignancy Unit is a world-renowned institution for the treatment of peritoneal-based malignancies and has completed over 1200 CRS and HIPEC procedures. The King Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok is one of the largest tertiary referral hospitals in Thailand and with internationally recognised expertise in the management of advanced pelvic cancers. ​


Dr. Tan is currently serving as an executive committee member for the Asian Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group and as a member of the Gastrointestinal and Sarcoma Clinical Trial Steering Committee. She is also an examiner for both the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and NUS’  School of Medicine, and continues to be a speaker in the foundation course in clinical oncology at NCCS.

Dr. Tan has co-authored over 70 research papers that were published in journals such as Journal of Surgical Research and International Journal of Clinical Oncology, and is a reviewer for The Surgeon and the International Journal of Hyperthermia.

In recognition of her exceptional contributions, Dr. Tan was awarded the RISE awards for outstanding faculty in 2014, the 2017 Editor's Award for significant contribution by an investigator in the "Clinical" category, by the International Journal of Hyperthermia, and in 2019, she was awarded the Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award.


Dr. Tan is experienced in the treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancers, Peritoneal and Pelvic malignancy, Melanoma and Sarcomas, and is passionate in providing the best holistic care for patients with cancer.

From left to right

Christina (Senior Clinic Administrator), Seettha (Clinic Manager, Nurse),

Dr Melissa Teo, Dr Grace Tan, Jolene (Clinic Administrator), Esther (Nurse)

Melissa Teo Surgery


Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore 329563


Phone: + 65 62624301

Fax: +65 62624302

The Surgical Oncology Clinic


1 Farrer Park Station Road

#09-07 Connexion

Singapore 217562


Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Saturday: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Sunday & PH: Closed


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