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Dr Tan Zhibin

Dr Zhibin Tan

MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCP (London), MMed (Int Med), FAMS (Neurology)

Associate Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology

Clinical Interest: General Neurology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Neurology.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Associate Consultant Neurology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Tan Zhibin is Associate Consultant, Department of Neurology at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH). He joined SingHealth Residency in 2015, and went on to serve as a member of the Senior Resident Committee in 2021 and Neurology Chief Resident in 2022. He graduated from SingHealth Residency as the institution’s valedictorian of the 2023 cohort. He is a passionate clinician, as well as a keen educator and mentor to juniors and students.


  • Asian Epilepsy Academy (ASEPA) and ASEAN Neurological Association (ASNA) EEG Certification
  • Specialty Certificate in Neurology (Royal Colleges of Physician, UK)
  • MMed (Int Med)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • MBBS (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Associate Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH)
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Physician Faculty Member, Neurology Residency Programme, SingHealth
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Chapter of Neurology)
  • Collegiate Member, Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology


  • Valedictorian, SingHealth Residency 2023
  • Outstanding Chief Resident Award, SingHealth GME 2023
  • Outstanding  Resident Award, RiSE Awards 2023
  • NNI Quality Improvement Project Bronze Award, 2023 (Assistant team leader)
  • SingHealth Target Zero Harm Award, 2023 (Team member)
  • Special Recognition Award (Role Model), NUS 2021

Research Interests


  • ​Tan Z, Foong WD, Tan YJ. Painless nondiabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy with complete recovery: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2023 Nov 21;17(1):485. doi: 10.1186/s13256-023-04227-y. PMID: 37986122; PMCID: PMC10662534. 
  • Tan Z, Chia YMF, Mu X, Tan YJ. Inherited chromosomally-integrated human herpes virus 6 confounding test results in a patient with myelitis and optic neuritis - A case report. J Neuroimmunol. 2024 Feb 15;387:578283. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2024.578283. Epub 2024 Jan 4. PMID: 38184892.
  • Tan Z, Tan SY. Numb cheek syndrome in breast cancer: a case report. Front Oncol. 2024 Mar 11;14:1349073. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2024.1349073.
  • Tan Z, Lo DYK, Narasimhalu K. Neurophysiological findings in conus medullaris infarction-a case report and systematic review of the literature. Acta Neurol Belg. 2024 Apr 24. doi: 10.1007/s13760-024-02553-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38656476.
  • Tan Z, Lin SZZ, Li Y, Kheok SW. Extraordinary linear non-enhancing brainstem leptomeningeal metastasis from lung adenocarcinoma: A case report. Clin Case Rep. 2024 May 14;12(5):e8932. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.8932. PMID: 38751962; PMCID: PMC11093894.

Research Trials

  • ​Co-Investigator, Paradoxical Embolisation (PEX) Study
  • Principal Investigator, Duration of EEG Study
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment in Adult Patients with Epilepsy (MCAPE), Site Principal Investigator
  • Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Predictors (D-REP), Principal Investigator