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Tay Ee Guan

Clinical Associate Professor

Vice Chair, Clinical Services, Family Medicine Academic Clinical Programme

Vice Chair, Education, Family Medicine Academic Clinical Programme

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SingHealth Polyclinics


Education Qualifications: MBBS, MMed (Family Med), FCFP(S)

Dr Tay Ee Guan graduated from the medical school at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and undertook postgraduate training in Family Medicine. He is a fellow at the College of Family Physicians Singapore (CFPS) and Senior Consultant at SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP). Since graduation, Dr Tay has worked in the public healthcare institutions for more than 20 years, and taken on various portfolios in the polyclinics management team. He is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director for Education, who provides overarching leadership and direction, as well as lead strategic initiatives in Education to meet the overall SHP objectives.

Dr Tay is also involved in medical education, as faculty or examiners in various Family Medicine Training programmes in Singapore. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. In 2009, he was the Lead Project Consultant to MOH on Family Medicine Postgraduate Training Review which guided the adoption of Residency framework for FM training in Singapore. He was the Chairman of the FM Residency Advisory Committee from 2012 to 2017. In 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Workgroup for FM Residency Review, which recommended changes to increase capacity for postgraduate Family Medicine training. He is a member of the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) Continuing Medical Education (CME) Coordinating Committee, and CFPS CME Advisor Board. 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Member, SMC CME Coordinating Committee
  • Member, CFPS CME Advisor Board
  • Member, Joint Committee Family Medicine (Singapore)


  • College of Family Physicians Singapore Distinguished Educator Award (2015) 

Leadership positions / roles in Education: 

  • Assistant Dean, MD Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Director, Education, SingHealth Polyclinics

Research Interests: Diabetes Mellitus, Family Medicine Education
Selected Publications:

Tay EG, S.Emmanuel. Improving the uptake of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antenatal screening in a primary healthcare setting. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2003 Jan;32(1):92-5.

Ng TP, Goh LG, Tan Y, Tan E, Leong H, Tay EG, Thai AC. Ethnic differences in glycaemic control in adult Type 2 diabetic patients in primary care: a 3-year follow-up study. Diabet Med. 2005 Nov;22(11):1598-604.

Acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies for Healthcare Delivery: A SingHealth Polyclinics Study. Nan Luo, Woon-Puay Koh, Wai-Yee Ng, Joachim Wen-Kien Yau, Lian-Kiat Lim,Samuel Syn-Pin Sim, Ee-Guan Tay . Ann Acad Med Singapore 2009;38:529-36

Health-related Quality of Life is associated with Diabetic Complications, but not with Short-term Diabetic Control in Primary Care. Joanne Quah HM, Nan Luo, Wai Yee Ng, Choon How How, Ee- Guan Tay, Ann Acad Med Singapore 2011;40:276-286.

Postgraduate Family Medicine Training in Singapore—A New Way Forward. Teck Yee Wong, Phui Nah Chong, Shih Kiat Chng, Ee Guan Tay. Acad Med Singapore 2011;41:221-226.

The discriminative power of the EuroQol visual analog scale is sensitive to survey language in Singapore. Nan Luo, Sheng-Qun Cang, Hui-Min Joanne Quah, Choon-How How and Ee Guan Tay. Health and Quality of Life Outcome Journal 2012 10:32.

Younger adult type 2 diabetic patients have poorer glycaemic control: a cross-sectional study in a primary care setting in Singapore. Joanne Hui Min Quah, Yan Ping Liu, Nan Luo, Choon How How, and Ee Guan Tay. BMC Endocr Disord. 2013; 13: 18. 

Interpretation and Use of 5level EQ-5D response labels varied with survey language among Asians in Singapore. Luo N, Wang Y, How CH, Tay EG, Thumboo J, Herdman M. J Cloin Epidemiol. 2015 Oct:68(10) 1195-1204

Cross cultural measurement equivalence of the 5 level EQ-5D in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Singapore. Wang Y, Tan NC, Tay EG, Thumboo J, Luo N. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Jul 16;13:103

Evaluation of a training program to induct medical students to deliver public health talks. Tan NC, Mitesh S, Koh YL, Chan HH, How CH, Tay EG, Hwang SW. Singapore Med J 2016 Feb 19