Dr TAN Soek Siam
Tan Soek Siam is a senior consultant in the Department of Hepatology, Selayang Hospital (Malaysia). She was the head of department and head of hepatology service in MOH up until 2017. Dr. Tan graduated from Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland) with honours in Medicine and conducted her housemanship and senior housemanship in Ireland. After passing her postgraduate exams she returned to serve as a clinical specialist at both Ipoh Hospital and Kuala Lumpur Hospital (Malaysia), in the latter hospital she started her training in Hepatology. She did her fellowship in hepatology in the Institute of Liver Study at King’s College Hospital, United Kingdom and also received training in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong and University of Michigan, USA. She had received several awards for her clinical service and her research work from local and international bodies.
Dr Tan is currently the president of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. A council member of the College of Physicians at the Academy of Medicine in Malaysia and a fellow of the Academy, she is also a member of the Malaysian Transplant Society. Dr. Tan’s research interests include acute liver failure, acute-on-chronic liver failure, chronic hepatitis B and C, autoimmune liver disease, non alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver transplantation. She is the principal investigator of numerous viral hepatitis B and C and non alcoholic fatty liver disease clinical trials. She had won several grants for research and clinical trial funding. She is a member of the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL)-ACLF working party, the APASL-ACLF Research Consortium (AARC). She had authored thirty publications in peer review journals, a few book chapters and a reviewer for several peer review journals. She has experience as organiser and faculty member of several clinical and research meetings at national and international conferences.