Dr Matthew Tan

Dr Matthew Tan Zhen-Wei is Medical Director and Senior Consultant Endocrinologist at Dr Matthew Tan Diabetes and Endocrine Care. Prior to leaving for private practice, he was Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital. He also held academic appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor at both the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He was also Physician Faculty Member of the Singhealth Endocrinology Residency Program.

His clinical interests include Diabetes Mellitus, Thyroid, General Endocrinology and his subspecialty interests include Calcium and Metabolic Bone Disorders and Osteoporosis. In addition to his clinical interests, he is active in medical education, education research and clinical research.

He is fellowship-trained in the management of Calcium and Metabolic Bone Disorders and Osteoporosis, having done a fellowship at the prestigious Garven Institute of Medical Research and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia under Professor John Eisman.


  • Treasurer, Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore 2017 – present
  • Committee Member, Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore 2015 – 2017
  • Member, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2015 – present
  • Member, Singapore Society for Men’s Health, 2017- present


  • SGH Service with a Heart Award 2016
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award 2016
  • Singapore General Hospital 10 years Long Service Award 2015
  • Singhealth Healthcare Manpower Development Award 2014
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award 2013


  1. Tan Matthew; Wai Daniel; Chng Chiaw Ling; Hwang William
    Acarbose is an effective treatment for severe hypertriglyceridemia secondary to l-asparaginase and dexamethasone.
    Leukemia & lymphoma 2012; 53(6):1245-1666
  2. Matthew Zhen Wei Tan, Chionh Siok Bee, Manju Chandran
    A Review of the 2008 Singapore Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines on Osteoporosis and an Update
    Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies 2012; 27(2):159-170
  3. Chandran M; Tan M Z W; Cheen M; Tan S B; Leong M; Lau T C
    Secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures–an “OPTIMAL” model of care from Singapore.
    Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA 2013; 24(11):2809-2171
  4. Hong Chang Tan, Matthew Zhen-Wei Tan, Kwang Wei Tham, Shanker Pasupathy, Alvin Kim Hock Eng, Sonali Ganguly, Oi Fah Lai, Alvin Choong Meng Ng
    One year changes in QCT and DXA bone densities following bariatric surgery in a multiethnic Asian cohort
    Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia 2015; 1(2):115-120
  5. Chandran Manju; Cheen Mcvin; Ying Hao; Lau Tang Ching; Tan Matthew
    Dropping the Ball and Falling Off the Care Wagon. Factors Correlating With Nonadherence to Secondary Fracture Prevention Programs.
    Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry 2016; 19(1):117-124
  6. Tan Hong Chang; Khoo Chin Meng; Tan Matthew Zhen-Wei; Kovalik Jean-Paul; Ng Alvin Choong Meng; Eng Alvin Kim Hock; Lai Oi Fah; Ching Jian Hong; Tham Kwang Wei; Pasupathy Shanker
    The Effects of Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass on Branched-Chain Amino Acid Metabolism 1 Year After Bariatric Surgery.
    Obesity surgery 2016; 26(8):1830-1555
  7. Chandran Manju; Tay Donovan; Tan Matthew; Hao Ying; Huang Xiao Feng; Khoo Joan; Puar Troy H
    Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2016; 22(6):716-725
  8. Tan Matthew ZW; Ng Jeremy CF; Eisman John A; Ng David Ce; Hansen Louise; Chandran Manju
    A Retrospective Review of Imaging and Operative Modalities Performed in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism at a Mid-Volume Surgical Centre in Southeast Asia.
    Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2016; 45(5):191-177
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