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ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road
#08-36/7/8/9
Singapore 329563
Telephone: +65 66906811
Fax: +65 66906828
Whatsapp: +65 96414747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

Farrer Park Hospital
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road #07-14 Singapore 217562
Telephone: +65 66906811
Fax: +65 66906828
Whatsapp: +6596414747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

Dr Johann Tang

Senior Consultant Radiation Oncologist
Medical Director of ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd
MBBS (Aust), FRANZCR (Radiation Oncology)

Dr Johann Tang is the Senior Consultant & Medical Director of ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore.

Dr Tang obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1998 and completed his house officer training at the Hunter Area Health Service before returning to Singapore to complete his National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps. Thereafter, he did his specialty training in Radiation Oncology in Singapore at the National University Hospital(NUH).

After obtaining his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Radiologist (FRANZCR) in 2007, Dr Tang underwent breast brachytherapy fellowship at University of Wisconsin as well as prostate brachytherapy, skin and paediatric fellowships at Peter Maccallum Cancer Institute, Australia.

Dr Tang was at NUH for 18 years and has a wealth of experience in treating a wide variety of cancers such as breast cancer, gynaecological cancer such as cervical, endometrial cancers, upper gastrointestinal cancers such as oesophageal, stomach, pancreatic cancers, lower gastrointestinal cancers such as rectal and anal cancers, head and neck cancers such as nasopharyngeal, oral and larynx cancers, prostate cancer, lung cancers, brain cancer, lymphomas, sarcomas and paediatric cancers.

Dr Tang was radiotherapy service head for gynae-oncology, breast, paediatric oncology and brachytherapy. His subspecialty and main research interests included breast, gynaecological, brain and paediatric tumours.

As the Research Director at NUH Radiation Oncology Department, Dr Tang’s accolades include developing and championing a strong research culture, authoring numerous publications and was a committed referee for several international journals. He has won several research prizes and was awarded multiple research grants.

As a clinician committed to offering the best and latest treatment to all patients, Dr Tang spearheaded and developed breast brachytherapy (Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation APBI) as well as Interstitial Imaged Guided Cervical Brachytherapy services. These were the firsts of its kind, only available at NUH Singapore then.

On top of being a caring and experienced clinician, Dr Tang is passionately involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of aspiring oncologists. He is the co-chair of the Euro Asia Breast Brachytherapy School, teaching faculty member of the Australian Paediatric Radiation Oncology Group and is an invited external examiner at the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr Tang formely served on national committees as the Vice President of the Chapter of Radiation Oncologist and executive member of the Academy of Medicine Singapore and Singapore Society of Oncology. He is currently Council Member of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist and the first Singaporean to be Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO).

ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road
#08-36/7/8/9
Singapore 329563
Telephone: +65 66906811
Fax: +65 66906828
Whatsapp: +65 96414747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

Farrer Park Hospital
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road #07-14 Singapore 217562
Telephone: +65 66906811
Fax: +65 66906828
Whatsapp: +6596414747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

More About Dr Johann Tang

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Dr Tang is passionately involved in education and is currently the co chair of the Euro Asia Breast Brachytherapy School, part of the teaching faculty of the Australian Paediatric Radiation Oncology Group and is external examiner in radiation oncology to the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons.Besides being the former Research Director at National University Hospital Radiation Department, Dr Tang was actively mentoring residents, authored publications and was referee for several international journals. Dr Tang has won several research prizes and was currently holder of several research grants.

Dr Tang is also credentialed in

  • 3D Conformal External Beam Radiotherapy (3D CRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Paediatric Radiotherapy
  • Breast brachytherapy or Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)
  • Gynaecology (cervix and endometrial) brachytherapy
  • Prostate brachytherapy

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered with the Singapore Medical Council (08768H)
  • Registered with the Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board (Radiation Oncology)
  • Registered with the Australian Medical Board (MED0001183963)
  • Member of the Singapore Medical Association
  • Member of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
  • Member of European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Radiation Oncology)
  • Fellow and Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist (FRANZCR – Radiation Oncology)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore, Singapore
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
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Dr Tang is currently serving as the only Singaporean elected Council Member in international committees such as the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist (RANZCR), Member of the Paediatric Steering Advisory Committee to RANZCR as well as Associate Editor of Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO). He was former Vice President of the Chapter of Radiation Oncologist, Academy of Medicine Singapore and Executive Member of the Singapore Society of Oncology.

Awards and Prizes

  • 7/2009- 8/2009. Awarded the Ministry of Health, Human Manpower Development Programme (MOH HMDP) for “development of a comprehensive breast cancer brachytherapy programme” at University of Wisconsin, USA
  • 1/2005- 7/2005. Awarded the Ministry of Health, Human Manpower Development Programme (MOH HMDP) for “training in Prostate and Skin cancer” at Peter Maccallum Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology Centre, Australia
  • Awarded the Blackwell Wiley Best Poster Prize. “Patient Preference for Radiotherapy Fractionation Schedule in the Palliation of Symptomatic Unresectable Lung Cancer.” Tang JI, Back M, Shakespeare T, Lu JJ, Mukherjee R, Wynne C, Liang S. Presented at the 57rd Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore.
  • Awarded the Novartis Best Breast Cancer Research Oral Presentation Prize. “To Compare Dosimetric Outcomes Using a Volume Based Template Approach and Non-Template Ultrasound Guidance Freehand Approach in Women undergoing Multicatheter Interstitial Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation” JI Tang, PW Tan, YI Tan, SA Buhari Presented at the 61st Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth.

Key Clinical Appointments

Current Employment (1st Jan 2019 till now) Senior Consultant and Medical Director of ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital.

1 Jan 2014 – 31st Dec 2018: National University Hospital (NUH) Position: Senior Consultant in Radiation Oncology Key Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Faculty Council Member for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist
  • Department of Radiation Oncology Research Director
  • Vice President of Chapter of Radiation Oncology, Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Co Chair of Euro Asia Breast Brachytherapy School
  • Key Opinion Leader for Elekta on Breast Brachytherapy
  • Member of the Paediatric Steering Advisory Committee to Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist (Radiation Oncology)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist (Radiation Oncology) Paediatric Oncology Teaching Faculty
  • Committee member of the Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO)

1 Jan 2009 – Dec 2013: National University Hospital (NUH) Position: Consultant in Radiation Oncology Key Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointed since 2010
  • Department of Radiation Oncology Research Director
  • Site PI for RTOG clinical trials
  • National Cancer Institute of Singapore Training and Education committee chairperson
  • NUH GP forum executive member
  • Trans-Tasman Research Oncology Group Singapore Representative
  • Lecturer for Radiation Therapist at Nanyang Polytechnique
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologist (Radiation Oncology) Paediatric Oncology Interest Group Committee Member
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Dr Tang has vast number of years of clinical experience in Radiation Oncology and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese and Hokkien. He has taken care of patients from many regional and overseas regions including Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and Russia.

Clinical Highlights/Achievements:

  • Planning and development of new clinical service “Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation for early stage breast cancer”. Currently, NUHS is the 1st institution in South East Asia to offer such treatment. Have presented and published results showing equivalence to major American and European academic medical centres. Have conducted several teaching courses on Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018). Recognised key opinion leader of APBI.
  • Planned and developed Department Radiation Oncology Treatment Protocol (3rd Ed, 2008)
  • Developed and drove the Gynaeoncology brachytherapy programme for 3D brachytherapy in cervical and endometrial carcinoma. Pioneered Outpatient Interstitial cervical brachytherapy as a routine clinical practice. Currently NUHS is the only centre in Singapore to offer Advanced Outpatient 3D Imaged Guided Interstitial Cervical Brachytherapy. Have presented and published results which are comparable to major USA and European centres.
  • Enhanced the paediatric oncology service by offering more streamline care for radiation therapy service by improved waiting times, non-use of anaesthesia through play therapy and formation of a specialized core of radiation therapist for paediatrics
Invited Speaker:
  • Invited Speaker for Annual Federation of Asian Radiation Oncology (FARO) meeting 2016, 2018
  • Invited Speaker Bangladesh Oncology Club Meeting, 2015,2017
  • Invited Speaker for the Chinese Association of Brachytherapy 2017
  • Invited Speaker for the Chinese Gynae-oncology Meeting 2016,2017
  • Invited Speaker for the World Congress of Brachytherapy on Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation, 2016
  • Invited Speaker for the Chinese Seed and Brachytherapy Meeting 2016
  • Invited Speaker for Asia Pacific Interventional Radiology (APIVR) 2014 for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
  • Invited Speaker for BrachyNEXT 2014 for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
  • Invited Speaker for ELEKTA Educational Symposium 2014 for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
  • Invited Speaker for Singapore Radiological Society Meeting 2012 for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
  • Invited Speaker for Société Internationale d’Oncologie Pédiatrique (SIOP) Teaching Course 2011 for Wilms Tumour
  • Invited Speaker for 1st Asia Pacific Breast Cancer Symposium 2011
  • Invited Speaker of Asian Breast Diseases Association for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation 2011
  • Plenary Speaker for Indian Brachytherapy Meeting, 2010: Brachytherapy 2010 and beyond. New Delhi, India
  • 2nd National Breast Conference Meeting, Hue, Vietnam 2009. “Advances in radiation treatment for Breast Cancer”
  • Guest speaker at Sabah GP meeting, Sabah 2008. “Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation- new developments in breast cancer treatment”
  • Guest speaker for Singapore Cancer Society at various community events
  • Faculty for the RANZCR Paediatric Course for 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017
Examiners:
  • Invited External Examiner in Radiation Oncology for the College of Radiologist, Bangladesh.
  • Examiner for Undergraduate Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore.
Journal Reviewer:
  • Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
  • Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
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Dr Tang is accredited for 3D Conformal External Beam Radiotherapy (3D CRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Paediatric Radiotherapy, Breast brachytherapy or Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI), Gynaecology (cervix and endometrial) interstitial imaged guided brachytherapy and Prostate brachytherapy.

Publications

  1. PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH DOCTOR-PATIENT INTERACTION IN A RADIOTHERAPY CENTER DURING THE SARS OUTBREAK.TANG JI, SHAKESPEARE TP, ZHANG XJ, LU JJ, LIANG S, WYNNE CJ, MUKHERJEE RK, BACK MF.Australas Radiol. 2005 AUG;49(4):304-11.
  2. INTERPRETING THE IMPROVED OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM METASTASES MANAGED IN CLINCIAL TRIALS COMPARED WITH STANDARD HOSPITAL PRACTICE TANG JI, BACK M, SHAKESPEARE T, LU JJ, MUKHERJEE R, WYNNE C, LIANG S. Australas Radiol. 2005 Oct;49(5):390-5
  3. A PROSPECTIVE DOSE ESCALATION TRIAL OF HIGH-DOSE-RATE BRACHYTHERAPY BOOST FOR PROSTATE CANCER: EVIDENCE OF HYPOFRACTIONATION EFFICACY? TANG JI, WILLIAMS SG, TAI KH, DEAN J, DUCHESNE GM. Brachytherapy. 2006 OCTDEC;5(4):256-61
  4. EFFICACY OF AN INTEGRATED CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI) PROGRAM ON RADIATION ONCOLOGIST (RO) CLINICAL PRACTICE. Leong CN, Shakespeare TP, Mukherjee RK, Back MF, Lee KM, Lu JJ, Wynne CJ, Lim K, Tang J, Zhang X. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Dec 1;66(5):1457-60
  5. DOES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY OUTPATIENT INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES ADVERSELY AFFECT PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH DOCTOR-PATIENT INTERACTION? SHAKESPEARE TP, TANG JI, SHEN L, LU JJ, MUKHERJEE RK, LEE KM, WYNNE CJ, BACK MF. Singapore Med J. 2007 Mar;48(3):246-51.
  6. PATIENT PREFERENCE FOR RADIOTHERAPY FRACTIONATION SCHEDULE IN THE PALLIATION OF SYMPTOMATIC UNRESECTABLE LUNG CANCER. JI TANG, MICHAEL BACK, THOMAS SHAKESPEARE, JIADE J. LU, RAHUL MUKHERJEE. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2008 Oct;52(5):497-502
  7. INFLUENCE OF THE WAY RESULTS ARE PRESENTED ON RESEARCH INTERPRETATION AND MEDICAL DECISION MAKING: THE PRIMER COLLABORATION RANDOMIZED STUDIES. Shakespeare TP, Gebski V, Tang J, Lim K, Lu JJ, Zhang X, Jiang G. Med Decis Making. 2008 Jan-Feb;28(1):127-37.
  8. BMI AND PATIENTS’ CT MEASUREMENTS AS A PREDICTOR OF BENEFIT OF IMRT FOR RADIOTHERAPY OF THE SUPRACLAVICULAR FOSSA Koh V, Tang JI, Choo BA, Tan CW, Lim BK, Shen L, Lu JJ. Onco Targets Ther. 2013 Nov 21;6:1701-6.
  9. ADJUVANT RADIOTHERAPY FOR ENDOMETRIAL CANCER–A COMPARATIVE REVIEW OF RADIOTHERAPY TECHNIQUE WITH ACUTE TOXICITY. Koh YV, Tang JI, Choo BA, Koh MS, Lee KM. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2014;35(2):128-33.
  10. MULTI-CATHETER INTERSTITIAL ACCELERATED PARTIAL BREAST IRRADIATION – TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A GOOD INSERTION.Tang JI, Tan PW, Koh VY, Buhari SA. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2014 Mar;6(1):85-90
  11. COMPARING A VOLUME BASED TEMPLATE APPROACH AND ULTRASOUND GUIDED FREEHAND APPROACH IN MULTICATHETER INTERSTITIAL ACCELERATED PARTIAL BREAST IRRADIATION. Koh VY, Buhari SA, Tan PW, Tan YI, Leong YF, Earnest A, Tang JI. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2014 Jun;6(2):173-7
  12. OUTPATIENT COMBINED INTRACAVITARY AND INTERSTITIAL CERVICAL BRACHYTHERAPY: BARRIERS AND SOLUTIONS TO IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMME – A SINGLE INSTITUTIONAL EXPERIENCE. Tan PW, Koh VY, Tang JI. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2015 Jun;7(3):259-63.
  13. ASSESSING RADIATION EXPOSURE OF THE LEFT ANTERIOR DESCENDING ARTERY, HEART AND LUNG IN PATIENTS WITH LEFT BREAST CANCER: A DOSIMETRIC COMPARISON BETWEEN MULTICATHETER ACCELERATED PARTIAL BREAST IRRADIATION AND WHOLE BREAST EXTERNAL BEAM RADIOTHERAPY. Chan TY, Tan PW, Tan CW, Tang JI. Radiother Oncol. 2015 Dec;117(3):459-66
  14. ACCELERATED PARTIAL BREAST IRRADIATION IN AN ASIAN POPULATION: DOSIMETRIC FINDINGS AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A MULTICATHETER INTERSTITIAL PROGRAM. Koh YV, Tan PW, Buhari SA, Iau P, Chan CW, Shen L, Tan SH, Tang JI. ONCO TARGETS THER. 2016 SEP 8;9:5561-6.
  15. PROTON THERAPY FOR EARLY STAGE PROSTATE CANCER: IS THERE A CASE? Chan TY, Tan PW, Tang JI. ONCO TARGETS THER. 2016 SEP 9;9:5577-86.
  16. FEASIBILITY STUDY OF TOXICITY OUTCOMES USING GEC-ESTRO CONTOURING GUIDELINES ON CT BASED INSTEAD OF MRI-BASED PLANNING IN LOCALLY ADVANCED CERVICAL CANCER PATIENTS. Koh V, Choo BA, Lee KM, Tan TH, Low JH, Ng SY, Ilancheran A, Shen L, Tang J. BRACHYTHERAPY. 2017 JAN – FEB;16(1):126-132
  17. INTENSITY-MODULATED RADIATION THERAPY FOR EARLY-STAGE BREAST CANCER: IS IT READY FOR PRIME TIME? Chan TY, Tan PW, Tang JI. BREAST CANCER. 2017 MAR 20;9:177-183.
  18. NOVEL ANESTHETIC TECHNIQUE FOR COMBINED INTRACAVITARY AND INTERSTITIAL BRACHYTHERAPY FOR CERVIX CANCER IN AN OUTPATIENT SETTING. Leong YH, Tan KHS, Choo BA, Koh VY, Tang JI. J CONTEMP BRACHYTHERAPY. 2017 JUN;9(3):236-241.

Why Choose Dr Johann Tang

Dr. Johann Tang is an experienced radiation oncologist who aims to deliver the highest level of care to his patients. e is dedicated to understanding each patient’s condition and provides holistic customized care that is both effective and compassionate. With ethics and empathy held at the core of our practice, we strive to understand your individual needs and provide care that is compassionate and responsive.

Experienced Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Johann Tang is a highly experienced radiation oncologist with several accolades to his name. Prior to entering private practice where he is currently a Senior Consultant and Medical Director. Dr Tang was at NUH for 18 years from 2001 to 2019. Dr Tang spearheaded and built up the breast brachytherapy (Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation APBI), outpatient interstitial image- guided cervical brachytherapy and paediatric radiotherapy services at NUH, to provide an array of the latest and best treatment options for patients. Dr. Tang is also passionately involved in research having authored numerous peer reviewed publications, and has won several research prizes.

Evidence-based Treatments

Dr. Johann Tang and his team utilizes technology that has proven to be effective in cancer treatment. Having decades of experience in treating and researching the disease has enabled Dr Tang to remain current and on top of best practice and novel techniques, providing his patients with full assurance that they are receiving the most effective treatment available.

Patient-centered Care

Dr Johann Tang’s patients are his top priority. He journeys with them from diagnosis till the completion of treatment. With Dr Tang, all patients can be fully assured that their clinical needs and well being are attended to.

"I guarantee my very best expertise delivered with compassion and dignity as we journey TOGETHER to BEAT this dreaded illness."

- Dr Johann Tang

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ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road
#08-36/7/8/9
Singapore 329563
Telephone: +65 6690 6811
Fax: +65 6690 6828
Whatsapp: +65 9641 4747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

Farrer Park Hospital
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road #07-14
Singapore 217562
Telephone: +65 6690 6811
Fax: +65 6690 6828
Whatsapp: +65 9641 4747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed