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Dr Tan Yia Swam obtained her medical degree from National University of Singapore. After completion of the housemanship year, she pursued surgical training at Singapore General Hospital, National University Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Yia Swam received post-graduate qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is also a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Yia Swam was a consultant with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital Department of Breast Surgery before setting up her own practice- Breast Friend Surgery & Wellness.
- Serves the medical community by sitting on the Singapore Medical Association Council since 2008
1st Vice-President of the SMA Council.
Editor of the SMA News since 2014.
Life member of the Association of Women Doctors (Singapore)
Published and presented research in articles and renowned journals both locally and internationally.
As recognition for her patient-centric care, Yia Swam has received the KK “Service from the Heart Award” in 2016 as well as the Gold Award in “Singapore Health Quality Service” in 2018.
She participates in outreach through educational talks to the public, family practitioners and students. Her passion and commitment to teaching has been recognized with the “Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence”.