Dr Tan Soek Siam
Dr Tan Soek Siam is the Senior Consultant and Head of Hepatology Department in Hospital Selayang. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine (MB BCH BAO BA) from Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland and subsequently practice at St James Hospital, Monaghan General Hospital and St Collumcilles Hospital in Republic of Ireland from 1991-1995. Upon obtaining her MRCP from Royal College of Physician Ireland in 1995, Dr Tan Soek Siam return to Malaysia and started practicing at Ipoh General Hospital as Clinical Specialist in General Medicine and Gastroenterology. Subsequently, she did her fellowship in Liver Intensive Care and Transplantation at Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London in 2000-2001.
She is the Chairperson for the Working Committee for Medications Gastro and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary of Ministry of Heath( since 2015), a trainer in Hepatology Subspecialty Training programme (since 2003), and a National Advisor in Hepatology for Ministry of Health since 2005. Dr Tan Soek Siam is also a member of the Expert Panel of Specialist Service “ Ask the Expert” at MyHealth Portal, and a member of Specialty Subcommittee for Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the National Credentialing Committee . She is the President-elect of Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2016-2018), a council member of College of Physician, Academy of Medicine, Malaysia and is a founding member of hepatitis Support Group ( 2014). Dr Tan Soek Siam is also active internationally. She is a member of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) ACLF Research Consortium (AARC), member of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP), and was a member of International Organizing Committee Kyoto Asian Pacific Association of the Study of the Liver Disease Scientific Meeting in 2007.
Dr Tan has been invited as speaker at over 18 international meetings, and had published over 80 papers, 24 full articles in peer review journals and presented more than 50 abstracts locally and internationally. She has been actively involved in both Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) or Industry Sponsored Research ( ISR). She has conducted over 29 ISR , either as Principle Investigator at the Site, National Principle Investigator or as a Co-Investigator.
Dr Tan’s main area of interest is viral hepatitis B and C, decompensated and critically ill chronic liver diseases, acute liver failure , acute-on-chronic liver failure, and liver transplantation.