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Dr Pearlie Tan Woon Woon

Dr Pearlie Tan Woon Woon

MBBS (London), MRCS (Edin), M Med (Surg), FAMS (Plastic Surg)

Head & Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: General Surgery, Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cosmetic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Lymphoedema, Reconstructive Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Consultant Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetics Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Pearlie Tan is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. She graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry (2004).

Upon completing her Plastic Surgery training, she was awarded a scholarship (Singhealth HMDP) to further specialize in Craniofacial Surgery at the world-renowned Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Taiwan), where she focused on orthognathic surgery for malocclusion and cosmetic jaw asymmetries, facial contouring, rhinoplasty, facial trauma and cleft surgery. During this time, she refined her skills and techniques, along with the use of advanced imaging systems for maxillofacial analysis i.e. 3D-imaging and intra-operative navigation.

Her practice includes: Orthognathic surgery (double-jaw surgery), Facial contouring, Facial Trauma, Cleft, Rhinoplasty, Reconstructive Surgery, Burns, Lymphedema and Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr Tan’s training in the world-premier Craniofacial Unit in Chang Gung exposed her to a deeper appreciation of the unique aesthetic standards and needs of people of Asian culture. She developed a psychological assessment tool to study the long-term impact of maxillofacial surgery, and how best to optimize each individual’s outcome and treatment experience based on their background, culture and perceptions.

She has presented her work at international, regional and local conferences, which have been published in various medical journals. An avid volunteer Plastic Surgeon, she has been part of cleft mission trips to India, China and Cambodia.


  • MBBS (London)
  • MRCS (Edin)
  • M Med (Surg)
  • FAMS (Plastic Surg)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • Healthcare Humanity Award (National Courage Fund) 2017
  • Service With A Heart Award (Singapore General Hospital) 2015
  • Higher Manpower Development Program Scholarship, Ministry of Health, Singapore (HMDP), 2015
  • Best Service Award (Medical Officer), Singapore General Hospital, 2008

Research Interests


  1. A Multi-dimensional Psychological Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Orthognathic Surgery (OGS). Tan Pearlie, Huang YS, Chen YR.
  2. Hilar Vessels of the Submandibular and Upper Jugular Neck Lymph Nodes: Anatomical Study for Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer to Extremity Lymphedema. Tan Pearlie W.W, Goh T, Nonomura H, Tan BK. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jan;76(1):117-23.
  3. Cultural Perspectives in Facial Allotransplantation. Pearlie W.W. Tan, Patel A, Taub P, Lampert JA, Santiago GF, Silver L, O.Sheriff H, Lin TS, Cooter R, Diogo F, Salazaard B, Kim BJ, Lee YH, and Ogawa R. ePlasty. 2012;Vol 12:e39
  4. A Combined Rectus Femoris-Anterolateral Thigh Myocutaneous flap for the Reconstruction of a Massive Breast Sarcoma Defect. Pearlie WW Tan, Wong CH, Koong HN and Tan BK. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2010. Vol 43, Issue 1: 88-91
  5. The Use of Urgotul in the Treatment of Partial Thickness Burns and Split- Thickness Donor Sites. Pearlie WW Tan, Wong CH and Song C. International Wound Journal. 2009. Vol 6, Issue 4:295-300.
  6. A Case of Cleft Lip and Palate in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – An Unusual Presentation. Pearlie Tan, Song C and Lalonde D. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery. Winter 2009. Vol 17, Issue 4:e24-26.

Research Trials