Tan Yijia Bryan

Tan Yijia Bryan MBBS, MRCS, MMed(Ortho), DWD(CAW), FRCS(Ortho)

Dr Bryan Tan is currently a Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery, National Healthcare Group. He has experience practicing both locally and overseas having done several fellowships internationally including an attachment at the prestigious Geriatric Fracture Centre at the University of Rochester, New York, the pioneering centre for Orthogeriatric fracture care and an AO Trauma fellowship at Region’s Hospital, an internationally renowned level 1 trauma centre in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has served as the Singapore Orthopaedic Trainee Committee (SOTC) President, looking after residents’ welfare and has represented the Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA) as its Junior Ambassador at international conferences.

He is very active in the research scene and is currently pursuing a PhD post specialist training with a focus on health service research, implementation science and health economics in the area of knee osteoarthritis. He has several local and international publications has presented at multiple international conference. He currently holds of several grants with total quantum exceeding S$2.1 million. He has been recognized for his research achievements through awards such as the Singapore Young Investigator Award (Silver) in 2014 and the Singapore Young Investigator Award, Health Services Research (Gold) in 2019 at the Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress (SHBC).

In addition to his training as an Orthopaedic surgeon and researcher, he has a strong interest in administration, policy making and public health and applies a public health, system lens to musculoskeletal problems. He is currently sitting on the National Musculoskeletal Workgroup helping to develop a physiotherapy-led triaging model for musculoskeletal conditions in primary care.

He is passionate about combining his interests in research, public health and administration as a surgeon-scientist to develop the niche area in health services research, implementation and innovation science using a grounded, evidence based, data driven approach to guide policy making and transform the care of musculoskeletal patients.


Research Interests

  • Musculoskeletal Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Models of Care and Implementation Science
  • Health Economics