Alvin Tan Chin Kwong

Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group
Orthopaedic Surgery (Hip & Knee, Robotic Surgery)


MBBS (Singapore)
MRCS (Ireland)

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin


Dr. Tan Chin Kwong, Alvin is a fellowship-trained and accredited Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in partial, total, revision, and robotic hip and knee replacements. He obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2005 and went on to pursue his specialist training, earning his Fellowship in the College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015.

Dr. Tan then continued his specialist career in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), where he served as Deputy Head of Department and holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.Dr. Alvin Tan is a strong advocate for evidence-based, value-driven care. At KTPH, he has introduced several initiatives to enhance the experience of patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, notably the development of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Program and a novel screening tool to identify patients who require post hospitalisation care and posters detailing this tool have been accepted at local and international conferences.

In his pursuit of improving patient outcomes and recovery after total hip replacement, Dr. Tan has adopted minimally invasive anterior hip approaches such as the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) and Anterolateral Supine Approach (ALS). He has received training from renowned experts in the field including Dr Joel Matta (Colorado, USA), Dr Heiko Gaichen (Munich, Germany), Dr Hiroyoshi Iwaki (Osaka, Japan) and Dr Phonthakorn Panichkul (Bangkok, Thailand). And in turn, he has conducted courses to teach these techniques to other surgeons in the ASEAN region.Dr. Alvin Tan has also led the implementation of minimally invasive computer navigation and robotic knee replacement at KTPH, further advancing surgical precision and patient outcomes. He actively contributed to the development of hospital policies on Value-Driven Care, Venous Thromboembolism, and Hip Fracture Surgery to ensure the highest standards of patient care.

Dr. Alvin Tan has been invited as a speaker to various international and regional meetings and represents Singapore in the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association. In addition, he served as the education lead for medical students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at KTPH, overseeing their learning plans. He has received teaching awards as a core faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and was previously an instructor at AO Trauma courses and an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor.

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