Tay Ze Yun
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Dr Tay Ze Yun

Dr Tay Ze Yun

​MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Glasgow), MMed (ORL), FAMS (ORL)


Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Surgery & Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Clinical Interest: Head & Neck Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Otorhinolaryngology - Head &Neck Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre
  • Consultant Otolaryngology (ENT) Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore


Dr Tay graduated from the National University of Singapore and received his medical degree from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2008. He subsequently joined the Singhealth Otolaryngology Residency Programme as part of the inaugural batch of residents and completed his specialist training in 2016. In pursue of his sub-speciality interest in Head and Neck Surgery, he completed the two-year Singhealth Duke NUS Head and Neck Centre Fellowship program (2016 – 2018). He was subsequently awarded the MOH Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award in 2018 to pursue a surgical fellowship in advanced head and neck surgical oncology at the world-renown Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. Furthermore, Dr Tay also completed the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) fellowship and graduated with Honors in 2020. He is currently serving as a Consultant ENT surgeon with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at both Sengkang General Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.


  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MRCS(Glasg)
  • MMed ORL

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Member, Singapore Medical Association (SMA)

Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)

Member, Society of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Singapore (SOHNSS)

Member, Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid surgery (APTS)

Faculty, Singhealth Otolaryngology Residency Program

Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)


  • MOH Health Manpower Development Plan Award 2018

  • Honors, International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) fellowship, 2020

  • SingHealth Quality Service Award - Silver, 2017

  • Outstanding Resident Award, 2014
  • Residency in SingHealth Excels (RISE) award - Residency Committee, 2013
  • SingHealth Best Resident, 2012
  • Best Service Houseman Award, 2008

Research Interests


Lin CYFan KHLee LYHsueh CYang LYNg SHWang HMHsieh CHLin CHTsao CKKang CJFang TJLee LAHuang SFChang KPYen TCTay ZYWen YWLee SRLiao CT. Precision Adjuvant Therapy Based on Detailed Pathological Risk Factors for Resected Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Long Term Outcome Comparison of CGMH and NCCN Guidelines. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Sep 6. pii: S0360-3016(19)33747-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.08.058. 

ZY Tay, P Padua, SF Tai, YL Huang, CL Hsu, NM Tsang, KP Chang. Long-term Treatment and Survival Outcomes of Salivary Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. International Journal of Head and Neck Science 3(4): 208-218, 2019, doi:10.6696/IJHNS.201912_3(4).0004 

Kuang-Hsu Lien, Paula Francezca C Padua, Ze Yun Tay, Huang-Kai Kao, Shao-Yu Hung, Yenlin Huang, Ngan-Ming Tsang, Kai-Ping Chang. Influence of Hyperglycemia on Treatment Outcomes of Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Jun;78(6):935-942. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2020.01.018. Epub 2020 Jan 23. 

Ze Yun Tay, Huang-Kai Kao, Kuang-Hsu Lien, Shao-Yu Hung, Yenlin Huang, Ngan-Ming Tsang, Kai-Ping Chang. The impact of preoperative glycated hemoglobin levels on outcomes in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Dis. 2020 May 19. doi: 10.1111/odi.13433. Online ahead of print. 

Tsung-You Tsai, Ze Yun Tay, Kai-Ping Chang, Yu-Tung Huang. In Response to A Nomogram to Predict Osteoradionecrosis in Oral Cancer After Marginal Mandibulectomy and Radiotherapy. Laryngoscope. 2019 Oct;129(10):E344. doi: 10.1002/lary.28092. Epub 2019 May 31.

American Association Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Meeting 2015 (Dallas, Texas, USA) - Endoscopic Nasopharyngectomy for Recurrent NPC (Poster Presentation)

Research Trials