Dr Eileen Tay
Dr Eileen Tay
Dual fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland Arkus Sportklinik, Pforzheim, Germany
Visiting Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Dr Eileen Tay is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in shoulder & elbow surgery. She was the Head of Division of Shoulder and Elbow at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital before joining The Orthopaedic Practice and Surgery.
Dr Tay obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2005. She became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2009 and obtained her Masters of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2012. Upon completion of her training in orthopaedic surgery, she was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2014. Dr Tay proceeded to do her clinical fellowship in shoulder surgery at the Hôpital de La Tour in Geneva, Switzerland, with Dr Alexandre Lädermann. She was trained in shoulder joint replacements, shoulder arthroscopies and the management of sports shoulder injuries. Subsequently she completed her clinical fellowship in elbow surgery with Dr Boris Hollinger at Arkus Sportklinik in Pforzheim, Germany. She was involved in the management of elbow sports injuries, ligament reconstructions, elbow arthroscopies, elbow replacements and complex elbow reconstructions.
Upon her return to Singapore, Dr Tay took up the position of Head of Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Ng Teng Fong Hospital. Dr Tay is passionate about educating the new generation of medical students and was a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She was awarded the Best Teacher award in 2019. She was also the Associate Program Director for the NUHS Orthopaedic Residency Program and oversaw the training of the Orthopaedic Surgery residents. She teaches regularly for the Division of Shoulder & Elbow, and also provides on-the-job teaching for registrars, medical officers, residents and house officers.
She has contributed to national and international presentations such as the 30th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting in 2007, and the 18th European Federation of national Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFFORT) Annual Congress in 2017.
Dr Tay has also provided medical support for events such as the IMF/WB Boards of Governors Annual Meetings Singapore in 2006; and the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010. In recent years, Dr Tay has discovered a new community in Crossfit and is constantly pushing herself to improve both physically and mentally in the sport. This has also led to an interest in sports medicine, nutrition, introducing fitness to people of any age and stage and injury prevention. In her free time, she loves to bake and hang out her loving husband and their three cats.