Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Professor Cheng Tan

Associate Prof (Clinical) & Intensivist

Background

Associate Professor (Clinical) & Intensivist, NUMed Malaysia


MBBS University Malaya (UM) 1982

Master of Anaesthesiology (UM) 1991

Post master subspecialty training in intensive care at Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, UK 1996-1997

Fellow of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine (FAMM)


Chairperson, Intensive Care Speciality Subcommittee, National Specialist Register 2008 till present

President, Malaysian Society of Intensive Care, 2009 till present

Board of Directors, Asian Ventilation Forum, 2010 till present


Previous positions:

Head, Intensive Care Unit, Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru, 1997- 2017

Examiner for the Exit Exam for Intensive Care Subspecialty Fellowship Programme, Ministry of

          Health, 2014 - 2016

Member of the Committee of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care ( previously known as National

          Audit on Adult Intensive Care), Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2001 – 2016

Chairperson of the Committee on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for state of Johor, 1991 - 2016

Coordinator of Post-basic Intensive Care Nursing Course, Sultanah Aminah Hospital, 2002 - 2016

Member of the National Committee on Resuscitation Training and Chairperson of the Advanced

          Life Support Subcommittee, 2009 – 2012


College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine, Deputy President, 2010 – 2013

College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine, Council member, 2015 – 2016

College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine, Treasurer, 2016 - 2017

Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine, Council Member, 2008 – present

Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists,Board of Directors for Scientific and Trust Fund, 2010 –

          2012

Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Intensive Care Section, Chairperson, 2008 – 2009

Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Intensive Care Section, Committee member, 2004 -2007


Teaching

Instructor cum organiser for Intensive Care Nephrology Course, 2012 – present

Instructor cum organiser for Advanced Life Support, 2001- present

Facilitator cum lecturer for Evidence Based Practice Course, 2007 -present

Instructor cum organiser for Basic Life Support, 1991- 2011

Instructor for Paediatric Advanced Life Support, 1998 - 2008

Instructor for Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care Course, 2005 - 2011

Facilitator for Basic Biostatistics & SPSS Workshop, 2009 - 2011

Facilitator for Asia Pacific Evidence Based Medicine Workshop cum Conference, 2009 – 2013

Research

Publication in Journals 

1.      JW Freeman, AK Katsilerou, CC Tan, A Karnik and J Balchin. Translaryngeal tracheortomy (TLT): UK clinical experience. Published abstract in Crit Care Med 1997, 1 (Supp 1): S44 

2.      C C Tan, H S Lee, S Balan. Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy – a 3 year experience in a general hospital in Malaysia. Med J Malaysia Vol 59 No 5 December 2004 

3.      C C Tan, Y Zanariah, K I Lim, S Balan. Central Venous Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections: Incidence and an Analysis of Risk Factors. Med J Malaysia Vol 62 No 5 December 2007

4.      J Phua, Y Koh, B Du, YQ Tang, JV Divatia, CC Tan, CD Gomersall, MO Faruq, BR Shrestha, NG Binh, YM Arabi, N Salahuddin, B Wahyuprajitno, ML Tu, AYHA Wahab, AA Hameed,  M Nishimura, M Procyshyn, YH Chan, for the MOSAICS Study Group. Management of severe sepsis in patients admitted to Asian intensive care units: prospective cohort study. Published online BMJ 25 March 2011

5.      Y Shehabi, L Chan, S Kadiman, A Alias, WN Ismail, ITMA Tan, TM Khoo, S Ali, MA Saman, A Shaltut, CC Tan, CY Yong, M Bailey for the Sedation Practice in Intensive Care Evaluation (SPICE) Study Group investigators.Sedation depth and long-term mortality in mechanically ventilated critically ill adults: a prospective longitudinal multicentre cohort Study. Published online Intensive Care Medicine 24 January 2013 

6.      J Phua, GM Joynt, M Nishimura, Y Deng, SN Myatra, YH Chan, NG Binh, CC Tan, MO Faruq, YM Arabi, B Wahjuprojitno, SF Liu, SMR Hashemian, W Kashif, D Staworn, JL Palo, Y Koh for the ACME Study Investigators and the Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials Group. Withholding and Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatments in Intensive Care Units in Asia. Published online JAMA Intern Med. Jan 12, 2015.

7.      A Rhodes, G Phillips, R Beale, M Cecconi, JD Chiche, DD Backer, J Divatia, B Du, L Evans, R Ferrer, M Girardis, D Koulenti, F Machado, SQ Simpson, CC Tan, X Wittebole, M Levy. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign bundles and outcome: results from the International Multicentre Prevalence Study on Sepsis (the IMPreSS study). Intensive Care Med (2015) 41:1620–1628         

Publication of Reports

1.      The National Audit on Adult Intensive Care Units, Ministry of Health Malaysia ---------- Preliminary report of 1st January 2002 to 30th June 2002 published in November 2002 

2.      The National Audit on Adult Intensive Care Units, Ministry of Health Malaysia ----------Report of a 12-month audit from 1st July 2002 to 30th June 2003 published in November 2003

3.      The National Audit on Adult Intensive Care Units, Ministry of Health Malaysia --------- Report of a 12-month audit from 1st July 2003 to 30th June 2004 published in November 2004 

4.      The National Audit on Adult Intensive Care Units, Ministry of Health Malaysia ---------- Report of a 12-month audit from 1st July 2004 to 30th June 2005 published in November 2005 

5.      Health Technology Assessment Report on “CT scan for head injury with GCS less than 5” ---------- published in July 2006 

6.      The National Audit on Adult Intensive Care Units, Ministry of Health Malaysia ---------- Report of a 12-month audit from 1st July 2005 to 30th June 2006 published in November 2006 

7.      The National Audit on Adult Intensive Care Units, Ministry of Health Malaysia ---------- Report of a 12-month audit from 1st January to 31st December 2007 published in April 2008

8.      6th Report of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care 2008  

9.      7th Report of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care 2009

10.   8th Report of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care 2010

11.  9th Report of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care 2011

12.  10th Report of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care 2012 

13.  11th Report of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care 2013 

14.  12th Report of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care 2014

15.  13th Report of Malaysian Registry of Intensive Care 2015

Publication of Protocols and Manual 

1.      Basic Life Support Training Manual ------- published as a booklet in June 2005

2.      ICU Management Protocols 1-10 ----- published under the Ministry of Health in August 2006

3.      Ventilator Care Bundle Manual ----- published under Ministry of Health in November 2006 

4.      Basic Life Support Training Manual – 2nd Edition ------- published as a booklet in March 2007 

5.      Central Venous Catheter Care Bundle Manual ----- published under Ministry of Health in July 2008 

6.      Basic Life Support Training Manual – 3rd Edition ----- published as a booklet in May 2011

7.      Advanced Life Support Training Manual ----- published as a booklet under Ministry of Health in April 2012 

8.      Management Protocols in ICU 1-13 ----- published under Malaysian Society of Intensive Care in collaboration

        with Ministry of Health in August 2012