Orchard Heart Specialist Clinic is a full-service cardiology practice that caters to both local and international patients. It specialises in the prevention and treatment of cardiac conditions with its full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. It offers comprehensive, holistic care starting from consultation and advanced diagnosis to heart testing and treatment.
The clinic is staffed by Dr. Tan Kok Soon, an interventional cardiologist with over 30 years of experience. Prior to going into private practice, he was the head of cardiology at Changi General Hospital (1997-2003) and has had various appointments in the US and UK. The clinic’s other cardiologist is Dr. Leslie Tay who has more than 15 years of practice experience. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
<p>Dr. Tan Kok Soon is a consultant cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in Singapore. He is also a part-time senior consultant at Changi General Hospital and visiting consultant at the National Heart Centre Singapore. His subspecialty interests lie in general and interventional cardiology. He has more than 20 years of specialist practice experience. </p> <p>He graduated from the University of Dublin with his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 1985. He then joined various hospitals in Ireland for his residency and training in endocrinology, cardiology, and general medicine. In 1991, he pursued his fellowship in cardiology at Adelaide and Beaumont Hospitals in Ireland and Stepping Hill Hospital in the United Kingdom. He returned to Singapore in 1993 and joined New Changi Hospital as a senior registrar and in 1996, he went to the United States for his interventional cardiology fellowship at the Scripp Clinic in San Diego, California. </p> <p>He earned his membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Ireland and United Kingdom (MRCP) in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He was conferred Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS) in 2000. </p> <p>Dr. Tan is the former head of Changi General Hospital’s division of cardiology and council member of Singapore Cardiac Society (2002-2003). He was also a part of the joint working group for consensus statements and clinical practice guidelines on interventional cardiology therapy for coronary artery disease. Dr. Tan is also a member for the Singapore Cardiac Society, Singapore National Heart Association, and Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. </p> <p>Dr. Tan often presents at seminars and conferences both in Singapore and abroad. He has also published in a number of peer-reviewed, high-impact journals and written book chapters on coronary artery disease.</p>
<p>Dr. Leslie Tay is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth and Mount Alvernia Hospitals in Singapore. He is also a visiting consultant at Changi General Hospital and National Heart Centre Singapore. He has more than 10 years of specialist practice experience. </p> <p>He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom in 2003. He then joined St. James’s University Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary for his training in internal medicine and residency and earned his membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) in 2007. </p> <p>Upon his return to Singapore, he joined the National Heart Centre and Changi General Hospital for his specialty training in cardiology. He was accredited as a cardiology specialist by the Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board in 2011 and was accredited in cardiovascular CT by the Society of Computed Tomography in 2012. </p> <p>Dr. Tay is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCPS), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS), and Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FRCP). </p> <p>Besides his clinical practice, Dr. Tay is also a core faculty member for Singhealth’s cardiology senior residency programme, senior clinical lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and teaching faculty member for SMA Centre for Ethics and Professionalism and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor.</p>