Dr Tan Ngoh Chuan (NC Tan) is a pioneer who contributed greatly to the development of cardiothoracic surgery in Singapore. He was born on July 7, 1931 in Penang, Malaysia and obtained his MBB degree from the University of Malaya in Singapore in 1955. He was awarded a Senior Colombo Plan Fellowship in Surgery and was based in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia from 1959 to 1961.
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