Dr Chong Tan
Consultant Anaesthetist | MBBS FANZCA Grad Dip Clinical Ultrasound
Dr Tan is a Consultant Anaesthetist with keen subspecialty interests in Pain medicine, Transoesophageal & Transthoracic Echocardiography, and Cardiac, Thoracic & Regional Anaesthesia.
He works at the The Austin hospital, a tertiary level 400 bed teaching hospital that is also home to the Victorian Liver Transplant Unit and Victorian Spinal Cord Service.
Dr Tan is active in anaesthesia research, continuing education and teaching, particularly in the rapidly expanding field of ultrasound applications in anaesthesia.
- MBBS Monash University
- FANZCA Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
- PostGraduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound Melbourne University
- ANZCA primary examination tutor (Austin Health)
- Ultrasound in Anaesthesia Course tutor (Austin Health)
Publications & Research
- Transesophageal Echocardiographic Short Axis Views of the Left Atrial Appendage. Journal of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesia, 2011 Oct; 25 (5): e45
- Evaluation of a Previously Undescribed Transesophageal Echocardiographic View of the Main Pulmonary Artery. Journal of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesia, 2011 Aug; 25 (4): e29-31
- Endoscopic Assisted TOE probe insertion. Journal of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesia, 2011 Aug; 25 (4): e26-29
- Adherent Transversus Abdominis Plane Catheter. Anaesthesia Intensive Care, 2011 Sept; 39 (5): 968-9
- Unholey Nasogastric Tube. Anaesthesia Intensive Care, 2010 Jul; 38 (4): 785-6.
- Ketamine reduces acute but not chronic pain post mastectomy – a randomized double blinded controlled clinical trial. Abstract, ANZCA annual scientific mtg, Adelaide, 2006
- Dynamic ultrasound-guided short axis out-of-plane radial artery cannulation: the ‘follow the tip’ technique. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 2013 May; 41 (3)
- An alternative method of transverse in-plane ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 2013 March; 41 (2): 268-9
- Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in pregnancy requiring emergency caesarean delivery followed by coronary artery bypass grafting. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 2013 March; 41 (2): 251-5 ·
- Size Variation Between Contralateral Infraclavicular Axillary Veins Within Individual Patients—Implications for Subclavian Venous Central Line Insertion. Critical Care Medicine, 2013 Feb; 41 (2): 457-463