Dr Jason Tan, raised and educated in Perth, received his medical degree from the University of Western Australia in 1998. Thereafter, he completed six years of specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology and was a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2007. He undertook further training and completed his fellowship in advanced gynaecological endoscopy at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, in 2008.
Dr Tan trained further for three years to subspecialise in gynaecological oncology at Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne; Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancers, Brisbane; and Ariake Cancer Research Centre, Tokyo, Japan; and completed the gynaecological oncology subspecialty training in 2010. In addition to that, he completed his fellowship in upper gastrointestinal surgery and bariatric surgery, at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in 2011.
Dr Tan’s special interest is surgical management of cancer, particularly in radical debulking surgery, and he specialises in laparoscopic management of gynaecological cancer. He sees patients with cancers of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, uterus, vulva and vagina. Besides that, he also sees patients with benign gynaecological conditions requiring complex surgery, such as severe endometriosis, fibroids and complex pelvic masses as well as investigation and management of abnormal Pap smears.
Dr Tan pioneered the robotic surgery for gynaecology and gynaecological oncology in Western Australia with the da Vinci System, further enhancing the legacy of minimally invasive surgery pioneered in Perth by the late Dr Tony McCartney. Robot assisted approach is advantageous in highly complicated procedures due to the better vision and dexterity, offered by the robotic instrumentation.
Dr Tan founded the WOMEN Centre, a leading multidisciplinary private centre for women’s health in Western Australia, in 2014. The specialists at WOMEN Centre provide a truly collaborative approach to patient care in order to ensure the best outcome possible and patients regaining their quality of life after treatment.
Besides his practice at WOMEN Centre, Dr Tan devotes his time to the public health service as consultant gynaecological oncologist at King Edward Memorial Hospital, which includes the teaching and training of medical trainees and junior doctors. He is also the current lead clinician for gynaecology and gynaecological oncology for the Western Australia Cancer and Palliative Care Network and a clinical senior lecturer at University of Notre Dame and University of Western Australia as well as preceptor at various surgical skills development workshops.
|2011||Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery – Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital|
|2010||Gynaecological Oncology Subspecialty, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (CGO)|
|2008||Fellowship in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy – Monash Medical Centre|
|2007||Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)|
|2005||Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRANZCOG)|
|1998||Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – University of Western Australia (MBBS)|