Tan Chorh Chuan


National University of Singapore



Tan, the president of the National University of Singapore, was elected as a lifetime member of the US National Academy of Medicine in 2015. He has the honor of being the organization’s first Singaporean member.

(Photo: Asian Scientist Magazine/Cyril Ng)

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