Tan Han Ying Jessica
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Dr Tan Han Ying Jessica

Dr Tan Han Ying

​MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Respiratory Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Service Chief @SKH SingHealth Duke-NUS Lung Centre
  • Senior Consultant Respiratory Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Department of General Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


​Dr Tan obtained her medical degree from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (National University of Singapore) in 2007. She completed her specialty training in Respiratory Medicine in 2014. Her main interests are in airway disorders, especially chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and smoking cessation. She is also actively involved in teaching nurses, medical students and junior doctors.


  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MRCP(UK)
  • FAMS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinician Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Internal Medicine Residency Program, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Clinical Faculty Scheme, 
  • ​Member, Education Oversight Committee, SingHealth Medicine Academic Clinical Programme
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, Singapore Thoracic Society
  • Member, FAMS


  • Residency in SingHealth Excels (RiSE) Award, 2017
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Star), 2017
  • Service with a Heart Award, August 2015
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award - Gold, 2014
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award - Silver, 2013
  • SingHealth Best House Officer Award, 2008

Research Interests


  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) exacerbated respiratory disease phenotype: Topical NSAID and asthma control - A possible oversight link.  Jessica HY Tan, Anne AL Hsu. Respiratory Medicine 2016;118:1-3.
  • Challenges in diagnosis and management of giant solitary fibrous tumour of pleura: A Case Report.  Jessica HY Tan, Anne AL Hsu. BMC Pulm Med. 2016; 16: 11.
  • Resection with preserved histologic morphology of a rare tumour via bronchoscopic cryosurgery.  Jessica HY Tan, Angela M Takano, Anne AL Hsu. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Oct; 8(10): 2964-296.
  • Role of bronchoprovocation tests in identifying exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in a non-athletic population: a pilot study.  Jessica HY Tan, Chew WM, Therese SL, Tan GL, Loo CM, Mariko SY Koh. J Thorac Dis. 2017;9(3): 537-42.
  • Long-term future risk of severe exacerbations: distinct 5-year trajectories of problematic asthma.  Yii AC, Tan JH, Lapperre TS, Chan AKW, Low SY, Ong TH, Tan KL, Koh MS. Allergy. 2017,72 1398-140.
  • Acute kidney injury, hypercalcemia and osteolytic lesions: A familiar triad with a rare cause complicated by posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.  NH Pawar, Priscilla PS Chiam, Jessica HY Tan, J Loh, Derrick CW Aw, S Baikunje. AM J of Kidney Disease 2017; 70(5): 12-15.

Research Trials

  • ​Hypertonic saline vs. exercise test for diagnosis of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (Pilot Study). Role: Principal Investigator. Awarded SingHealth Start-Up Grant 2012, 2-year project; Grant Amount: $5808.
  • Characterization of clinical phenotypes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a prospectively collected database. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • Validation of the concept of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease control in clinical practice. Role: Site Principal Investigator.