Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. In addition, he also has extensive experience in managing all other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, children skin issues, cutaneous drug reactions and complex medical dermatology.
Dr Tay was formerly a Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at the Changi General Hospital, Singapore where he headed the dermatologic surgery, skin cancer and Mohs micrographic surgery services, in addition to providing laser and aesthetic procedures. He was also previously in charge of the eczema clinic, managing patients with severe eczema. He is currently a visiting consultant dermatologist at the Singapore Armed Forces Military Medicine Institute.
A graduate of the University of Glasgow Medical School (UK) in 2001, Dr Tay subsequently obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2007 and proceeded to complete his dermatology advanced specialist training at the Singapore General Hospital and National Skin Centre, qualifying as a Ministry of Health accredited dermatologist. After receiving the HMDP fellowship award by the Ministry, Dr Tay underwent further subspecialty training in advanced dermatologic and Mohs micrographic surgery at Oxford, one of the largest regional Mohs referral centre in the UK, where he completed his Mohs fellowship. He had the opportunity to work closely with the Oxford Mohs team of 4 prominent and highly regarded Mohs surgeons, learning and refining the craft of skin cancer and reconstructive surgery. Dr Tay also pursued his other interest in nail surgery with skills honed from training stints in Europe under the mentorship of world leading nail experts.
Dr Tay has published widely in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and has presented his research works at local, regional and international dermatology congresses and scientific meetings. A previous winner of the best systematic review in medicine at SGH annual scientific meeting, he is also a regular invited speaker for both medical and public education. Dr Tay is active in the training of medical undergraduates and fellow doctors, and was also a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He regularly mentors trainee dermatologists, sharing his dermatology and surgical expertise.
A strong believer in patient advocacy, Dr Tay’s dedication to the care of his patients is exemplified by the numerous service quality accolades throughout his career in recognition of excellent patient care. He has won the Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart awards on many occasions, the Changi General Hospital Service Excellence Gold and Silver Awards, and multiple other service quality awards. He has also received a national EXSA award for service excellence from SPRING Singapore.
Dr Tay is on the Chapter of Dermatology, College of Physicians (Singapore) and an inducted Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Dermatology). He is also a member of the Dermatological Society of Singapore, Singapore Medical Association, Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow), and conferred Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh).