Dr Tan Suat Hoon received her medical training at the National University of Singapore and post-graduate training specialized in dermatopathology from the UK. She has been with the National Skin Centre Singapore since May 1991, and is a Senior Consultant Dermatologist. She was the Deputy Director from June 2004, and was appointed Director of NSC in April 2014. She was the Chairman of the Chapter of Dermatologists of the College of Physicians from 2009 to 2013. She holds a Clinical Associate Professor appointment with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University/Imperial College London.
Dr Tan is recognized locally and in the region for her expertise on cutaneous lymphomas and dermatopathology. She has authored more than 120 indexed publications and 5 book chapters in clinical dermatology and dermatopathology, including the Dermatology textbook, Chapter on Lipodystrophies in Dermatology 3rd edition Eds Jean Bolognia, Joseph Jorizzo, Julie Schaffer; Elsevier Saunders 2012, and co-edited Asian Skin: A Reference Color Atlas of Dermatology and Venereology, Second Edition, 2013 McGraw Hill Singapore. She serves on the national Specialist Training Committee and Residency Advisory Committee for Dermatology and chairs the Intermediate Examination Committee for the Seamless Dermatology Training program. She is a firm advocate of education and research, receiving the NSC best clinical teacher award in 2005 and 2007, and was the principal investigator or principal applicant of several external competitive grants totaling $2.2 million between 1994 to 2008. She has mentored many medical students and dermatology trainees who are now well established dermatologists in their fields.