dr roger tan




Place of Practice

Roger Kidney Clinic

Practice Address

6 Napier Road, Gleneagles Medical Centre, #10-06
Singapore 258499

Tel: (65) 6476 6289

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Consultant Nephrologist & Physician


MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK)

About Dr Tan

Dr Roger Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He underwent his basic training in Internal Medicine in various renowned institution including National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital and obtained his Advanced Specialty Training in Renal Medicine at the Department of Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital.

He has keen interest in treating auto-immune diseases related kidney problems especially lupus nephritis and had presented his research projects in various regional and international conferences. With his understanding and experience in the use of immuno-modulating medications, Dr Roger, has also managed other various types of immune mediated kidney diseases including complex lupus nephritis, vasculitis, IgA nephropathy etc.

He too has a strong interest in peritoneal dialysis and has been invited to various regional centres (Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand etc) to share his experience and educate fellow nephrologists and trainees on all aspects of peritoneal dialysis. Employing latest technology to enhance medical care provided to the patients, he was actively involved in the setting up of telecare medicine in the peritoneal centre in Singapore General Hospital. In 2007, he was awarded The Best Abstract Award tilted “Enhancement of Monitoring and Treatment in Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Using Telecare – The Singapore General Hospital Experience” at the 4th Asia Pacific PD College held in Incheon, Korea.

In recent years, Dr Roger has expanded his research interest into the renal bone diseases and his dedication in his research work has rewarded him with obtaining the prestigious award -The Best Abstract Award in 2nd Congress of International Society for Hemodialysis, held in Hong Kong in 2009. His winning project was titled “Post-Parathyroidectomy Hypocalcemia in Hemodialysis Patients with Renal Hyperparathroidism: Incidence and Risk Factors. His knowledge in this field has allowed him to use various cutting edge therapies in dealing with many patients suffering from various degree of renal bone disease.

Having a keen interest to teach and share his clinical knowledge and experience, Dr Roger has been invited to deliver lectures in many medical conferences locally as well as regionally. He has been a teacher and mentor to many medical students, nurses, specialty trainees and overseas fellows. With a rising incidence of chronic kidney disease in Singapore, Dr Roger has been actively involved in educating the public in prevention of kidney disease in many public symposiums.

Specialized Services

General Kidney Conditions
Management of abnormal urine result/analysis eg blood or protein in urine
Urinary tract infections
Electrolytes/acid-base disorders
All glomerular diseases
Kidney stones
Hereditary / Congenital kidney diseases
Weak and failing kidney conditions
Kidney problems in pregnancy
Autoimmune diseases affecting the kidneys
Lupus (SLE) patients with kidney problems
Medication associated to kidney injury/failure, both western or traditional medicine

Hypertension and Diabetes
Management of poorly controlled/ resistant Hypertension
Hypertension related kidney conditions
Management of poorly controlled diabetes
Diabetes with protein in the urine, kidney failure and problems

Kidney Failure
a. Acute kidney Failure
All causes of Acute kidney failure
Drugs related kidney injury
Post-operative kidney failure
Intensive care patients with kidney disorders
Post-Angiogram associated kidney injury

b. Chronic kidney failure
Evaluation of all causes of chronic kidney failure
Management of its associated complication eg. anemia and renal bone diseases

c. End stage kidney failure
Management of kidney failure related complications
Management of dialysis related problems

Acute dialysis (specialized ICU dialysis, post-operative dialysis or conventional dialysis)
Chronic regular hemodialysis
Chronic regular peritoneal dialysis
Plasma filtration/exchange
Liver dialysis
Dialysis for drug intoxication

Assessment of both recipients and donors
Pre- and Post-operative management of transplant patients
Long term management of kidney transplanted patients

Kidney (both native and transplanted ) biopsies
Insertion of dialysis catheter
Insertion of peritoneal catheter via minimally invasive techniques

Preventive Medicine
Provide holistic and comprehensive approach in prevention of kidney diseases

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