The Swee Tan Story

“We are looking to the next century, seeking new ways to heal and repair the body. Already we have made breakthroughs; we believe we are one step closer to the cure for cancer. Join us on our thrilling journey.”
Dr Swee Tan


Dr Swee Tan is the founder and executive director of the GMRI.

Dr Tan has been involved with plastic surgery for 28 years of his 32-year medical career, both as a highly skilled practitioner and a world-renowned researcher.

He has an extensive track record of achievements, honours and awards.


Dr Tan’s research has a particular focus on addressing disfiguring and life-threatening diseases through understanding the disease at the cellular and molecular level in order to develop novel treatments that provide better outcomes for patients. His research has achieved worldwide recognition.

After 15 years, Dr Tan’s vision to establish a dedicated research facility became a reality when the state-of-the-art GMRI facility was officially opened by the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon John Key, in December 2013.