Dr Kim K. Tan

Current Place of Practice

Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Suite B506, Level 5, Block B
No. 8 Jalan Bukit Pantai
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 603-2283 1459


MBBS London 1981

FRCS Edinburgh 1985

Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery 1992 London F V Nicolle

AM (Academy of Medicine, Malaysia) 1997




About Me


I was schooled and trained in the UK initially specialising in orthopaedics. It was in this field and back in Malaysia where I developed my passion for reconstructive work. It’s worth noting that orthopaedics was moved substantially forward by Russian surgeon Gavril Abramovich Ilizarov in the 1950s. He was working on injured soldiers in Siberia with very little equipment. Ingeniously he employed local bicycle shop tools and devised ring external “fixators” which are tightened in the same way as spokes of a bicycle wheel. The technique proved highly effective in curing misaligned fractures and the “Ilizarov apparatus” is still used today. Such is Medicine.
“I realised that it was actually possible to restore and repair damaged bits of the body that might otherwise be thrown away. In this area the emphasis is on the tissue around the wound and understanding the applications of plastics. I had found my calling, as it were, and I pursued it.” 
I returned to London to train as a cosmetic surgeon. “It was back to stage one,”