Miss Carol Tan

Miss Carol Tan

Cardiothoracic surgery 04405609


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  • Open Referral network
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About me

Miss Carol Tan has been a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon since 2009. She qualified from the University of Bristol in 1997. Following the completion of basic surgical training she went to train in cardiothoracic surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, and the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. Her research was predominantly focused on pleural disease and she was involved in the UK multi centre MARS (Mesothelioma and Radical Surgery) trial, and has been a member of the Trial Steering Committee for the MARS 2 Trial.

Miss Tan was awarded the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) Scholarship for Thoracic Surgery and visited three large thoracic units in USA in 2009. Her NHS practice was based at St George's Hospital from 2009 to 2023. In August 2023, she returned to her alma mater, Guy's Hospital which is one of the largest and busiest thoracic surgical units in the UK.

She has a particular interest in thoracic surgical oncology (lung and mediastinal tumours), minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery, chest wall resection and reconstruction, pleural disease including pleural effusion, pneumothorax, thoracic endometriosis, chest wall/rib injuries, clinical trials and research.

Miss Tan has been heavily involved with Cardiothoracic training and education in the UK as SCTS Thoracic Surgical Tutor in 2017 to 2020, and was SCTS Education Secretary (Co-Chair) from 2020 to 2022. She is currently the Associate SCTS meeting secretary.

Her private practice has been based at Cleveland Clinic London since 2021.

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Mesothelioma; Minimal access / invasive surgery; Lung cancer; Chest wall disease and tumours; Mediastinal tumours; Thymoma; Pleural disease (pneumothorax, pleural effusion, empyema); Emphysema surgery; Thoracic surgery; Robotic surgery

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