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Clin Assoc Prof Tan Wei Chieh Jack

Clin Assoc Prof Tan Wei Chieh Jack

MBBS (S’pore), M Med (Internal Medicine), MRCP (UK), FAMS, FESC, FACC, MBA

Deputy Chief Executive Officer& Senior Consultant

National Heart Centre Singapore

Specialty: Cardiology

Clinical Interest: Interventional Cardiology

Clinical Appointments

  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer& Senior Consultant Department of Cardiology National Heart Centre SingaporeNational Heart Centre Singapore
  • Senior Consultant NHCS Cardiology @ SKH Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical EXCO SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme


Clinical Associate Professor Jack Tan is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Cluster Cardiac Care Network) and Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore. He was the Head of Department of Cardiology at NHCS from 2022 to May 2023. He was also the Head, Department of Cardiology at NHCS@SKH (Sengkang General Hospital) from 2015 to 2021.

Clin Assoc Prof Tan's sub-specialty is interventional cardiology. He is also in the Clinical EXCO of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme.


  • Singapore Management University: Executive MBA (Dean’s List), 2013
  • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), National University of Singapore (NUS), 2002
  • Royal College of Physicians (UK) diploma, 2002
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, NUS, 1997

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Cluster Cardiac Care Network), NHCS, 1 June - Present
  • Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore, 2022 - Present
  • Deputy Head, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore, to 2021
  • Head of Cardiology, NHCS Cardiology @ SKH, Sengkang General Hospital, 2015 - 2021
  • Clinical EXCO, SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme
  • SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme
  • President, Singapore Cardiac Society
  • President-Elect, Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology
  • Board member, Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology
  • Board member, World Heart Federation
  • Fellow, European Society of Cardiology (FESC), 2016
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC), 2015
  • Fellow, Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (FAPSIC), 2015
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore (Intensive Care Medicine), 2014 
  • Interventional Affiliate, The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), 2008 
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore (Cardiology), 2006
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School


  • Outstanding Clinical Faculty award for Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2015
  • Top 21 Young Leaders Award: Faculty Cardiovascular Research Technologies, 2011
  • SingHealth Service Quality award (Silver), 2012
  • SingHealth Service Quality award (Bronze), 2009 and 2007

Research Interests

  • Cardiac intensive care: principal investigator for ongoing studies in the cardiac intensive care unit


  • Electrocardiographical case. Acute severe chest tightness. Tan J W C, Gunasegaran K, Teo W S. Singapore Med J. 2006 Oct; 47(10):913-7.
  • Coronary Subclavian Steal Syndrome: A rare cause of acute myocardial infarction. Tan J W C, Johan BA, Wong P. Singapore Med J. 2007; 48(1):e5.
  • Ex vivo differentiation of human adult bone marrow stem cells into cardiomyocyte-like cells. Shim WS, Jiang S, Wong P, Tan J, Sim E et al. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Nov 12; 324(2):481-8.
  • Acute-on-Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia. Endovascular Today. Tan J W C, Laird JR. Jan 2008 Vol. 7; 68-72
  • FDA-approved Endovascular Repair Devices for abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A Review. Tan J W C, Yeo KK, Laird JR. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Jun;19(6 Suppl):S9-S17.
  • Excimer Laser Assisted angioplasty for complex infrainguinal peripheral artery disease: A 2008 Update. Tan JW C, Yeo KK, Laird JR. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2008 Jun;49(3):329-40
  • Management of antiplatelet therapy during acute percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): New strategies and therapeutics. Tan J W C, Guo Kenneth. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2010 Mar;39(3):221-9
  • Infected Coronary Artery Pseudoaneurysm following Repeated Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Choon Pin Lim, Kah Leng Ho, Thuan Tong Tan, Yeow Leng Chua, Sung Lung Aaron Wong, Wei Chieh Tan, and Jang Wen Su. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb;91(2):e17-9
  • Long-Term Outcomes Following Coronary Bare-Metal- And Drug-Eluting-Stent Implantation: A "Real World" Comparison Amongst Diabetics With Diffuse Small Vessel Coronary Artery Disease. Angela Koh et al, Wei Chieh Tan. Coron Artery Dis. 2011 Mar;22(2):96-9
  • Trans-pleural Pericardiocentesis: Revisiting an Old Technique. Kenneth Guo, Ding Zee Ping, Jack Tan. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions DOI 0.1002/ccd.22977
  • Percutaneous mitral valve repair with MitraClip for severe functional mitral regurgitation. Yeo KK, Ding ZP, Chua YL, Lim ST, Sin KY, Tan JW, Chiam PT, Hwang NC, Koh TH. Singapore medical journal 2013;54:e9-e12.
  • Chapter 23. Chiari Network Complicating a MitraClip Procedure. In Atlas of Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair. Yeo KK, Chiam PTL, Tan J, Ding ZP. Springer 2013.
  • How should I treat stent dislodgement in a STEMI patient resulting in dissection of left main and left circumflex arteries? Kohli SK, Lim YP, Lai SH, Tan JW, Taggart D, Kharbanda R, Carrié D, Boudou N.  EuroIntervention. 2013 Aug 22;9(4):527-31. doi: 10.4244/EIJV9I4A85.
  • Coronary Perforation Complicating Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Ang CY, J Tan. A case illustration and review. ASEAN Heart Journal. December 2014, 21:3
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular events among Asian patients without pre-existing cardiovascular disease on the renal transplant wait list. Wong NY, Chin CT, Tee PS, Khin LW, Angela Koh, Kee YS, Tan Jack. ASEAN Heart Journal. April 2015, 23:1
  • Incidence and predictors of stent edge medial disruption: An in vivo optical coherence tomography study. Tsunenari Soeda; Seung-Jung Park; Yangsoo Jang; Stephen Lee; Kyoichi Mizuno; Tomonori Itoh; Jack Tan Wei Chieh; Hang Lee; Haibo Jia; Bo Yu; Shiro Uemura; Yoshihiko Saito; Ik-Kyung Jang. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10_S):. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(15)61893-9
  • Current practices in coronary artery disease evaluation of renal transplant candidates prior to renal transplantation. Ningyan Wong, Ping Sing Tee, Terence Yi-Shern Kee, and Jack Wei Chieh Tan. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2015, Vol. 24(4) 213 –218
  • Long-Term Clinical and Duplex Ultrasound Outcomes of Patients with Venous Access Closure using the Preclose technique in patients treated with the MitraClip procedure. Jonathan Yap, Tan JW, Koh TH, Lim ST, Yeo KK. J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Feb;28(2):40-3. 
  • High-Sensitivity Troponin Assays: Boon or Bane for the Cardiologist? Natalie Koh, Lim Swee Han, Yeo Chin Pin, Jack Tan Wei Chieh. Annals, Academy of Medicine Singapore. In print
  • Models of Non-Invasive Fractional Flow Reserve Based on CT Images. Jun-Mei Zhang, Liang Zhong , Tong Luo, Aileen Mae Lomarda, Yunlong Huo, Jonathan Yap, Soo Teik Lim, Ru San Tan, Aaron Sung Lung Wong, Jack Wei Chieh Tan, Khung Keong Yeo, Jiang Ming Fam, Felix Yung Jih Keng, Min Wan, Boyang Su, Xiaodan Zhao, John Carson Allen, Ghassan S. Kassab, Terrance Siang Jin Chua, Swee Yaw Tan. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0153070. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153070
  • The effect of a nurse-led telephone-based care coordination program on the follow-up and control of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with coronary artery disease. NINGYAN WONG, SIANG JIN TERRANCE CHUA, FEI GAO, SOK TIANG ROSALIND SIM, DAVID MATCHAR, SUNG LUNG AARON WONG, KHUNG KEONG YEO, WEI CHIEH JACK TAN, and CHEE TANG CHIN. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2016, 1–6 doi: 10.1093
  • Index of Microvascular Resistance and Microvascular Obstruction in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Heerajnarain Bulluck, MBBS; Nicolas Foin, PhD; Hector A. Carbrera-Fuentes, PhD; Khung K. Yeo, MBBS; Aaron S. Wong, MBBS; Jiang M. Fam, MBBS; Philip E. Wong, MBBS; Jack W. Tan, MBBS; Adrian F. Low, MBBS; Derek J. Hausenloy, PhD.  J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2016; 9(20):2172-2174. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2016.08.018
  • Invasive Assessment of the Coronary Microcirculation in Reperfused ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients. Where do we stand? Heerajnarain Bulluck, Nicolas Foin, Jack W. Tan, Adrian F. Low, Murat Sezer, Derek J. Hausenloy. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2017;10:e004373
  • Asia-Pacific consensus statement on the optimal use of high-sensitivity troponin assays in acute coronary syndromes diagnosis: focus on hs-TnI. Jack Wei Chieh Tan, Carolyn S P Lam, Sazzli Shahlan Kasim, Tar Choon Aw, Joel M Abanilla, Wei-Ting Chang, Van Phuoc Dang,Maria Iboleon-Dy, Sari Sri Mumpuni, Arintaya Phommintikul, Manh Cuong Ta, Punkiat Topipat, Kai Hang Yiu, Louise Cullen. Heart Asia.
  • Impact of Chronic Kidney Insufficiency on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients that Undergo Coronary Revascularization: A Historical Review. Koh Choong Hou, Sin Yoong Kong, Kenny, Kee Yi Shern, Terence, Tan Wei Chieh, Jack. ASEAN Heart Journal. Vol. 24, no.1, 112 – 116 (2016) ISSN: 2315-4551
  • Prevalence of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use Among Adult Inpatients in Singapore Acute-Care Hospitals: Results From the First National Point Prevalence Survey. Yiying Cai, Indumathi Venkatachalam, Nancy W. Tee,  Thean Yen Tan,  Asok Kurup, Sin Yew Wong, Chian Yong Low,  Yang Wang, Winnie Lee, Yi Xin Liew, Brenda Ang, David C. Lye,  Angela Chow,  Moi Lin Ling, Helen M. Oh, Cassandra A. Cuvin, Say Tat Ooi, Surinder K. Pada, Chong Hee Lim, Jack Wei Chieh Tan,  Kean Lee Chew,  Van Hai Nguyen, Dale A. Fisher, Herman Goossens, Andrea L. Kwa, Paul A. Tambyah, Li Yang Hsu, and Kalisvar Marimuthu.  Clin Infect Dis (2017) 64 (suppl_2): S61-S67
  • Extensive Dissection of the Left Internal Mammary Artery graft and Emergency Bail Out. Jien Sze Ho and Wei Chieh Tan Jack. Archives of Medicine. 2017 Vol.9 No. 2:11. DOI: 10.21767/1989-5216.1000212

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