Professional identities & links
MBBS & BSc (medical sciences [surgery/anaesthesia] – 2:1) – Imperial College London
PGCert (medical education – merit) – Edgehill University
MSc (global health – distinction) – University of Manchester
Prizes & Awards
Manchester Foundation Trusts Trainee prize – Winner
ANWICU traine prize 2022 – 2nd prize
Health Education England essay competition 2021 – 2nd prize
Doctors4theNHS/JRSM essay competition 2021 – 3rd prize
RCoA 25th anniversary photo competition 2017 – Winner
ANWICU trainee prize 2019 – Winner
British Geriatric society young doctors educational grant 2013 – Awarded
A Letter to Lydia shortlisted for Sandford St Martin award 2022 – Finalist
Dr Paul Kalanithi writing award 2021 – Finalist (poetry)
Hektoen International Grand Prix essay competition 2021 – Honorable mention
Google Scholar Profile
Summary: Over 20 peer-reviewed publications. 9 as first author. 6 published in 2022.
Critical but Stable – Critical care communications during the COVID19 pandemic
TAN, M. Z. Y. 2022. Intensive Care Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-022-06675-4
Rapid response to Matt Morgan’s Sitting on the Bin
Tan MZY. BMJ – rapid responses. 2022.
Postoperative infection and mortality following elective surgery in the International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS)
International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) group. Br J Surg. 2021 Mar 12;108(2):220-227. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znaa075. PMID: 33711143.
Acute Kidney Injury and Risk of Death After Elective Surgery: Prospective Analysis of Data From an International Cohort Study.
Chaudery H, MacDonald N, Ahmad T, Chandra S, Tantri A, Sivasakthi V, Mansor M, Matos R, Pearse RM, Prowle JR; International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) Group. Acute Kidney Injury and Risk of Death After Elective Surgery: Prospective Analysis of Data From an International Cohort Study. Anesth Analg. 2019 May;128(5):1022-1029. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003923. PMID: 30418232
Prospective observational cohort study on grading the severity of postoperative complications in global surgery research.
International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) group. Br J Surg. 2019 Jan;106(2):e73-e80. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11025.
The surgical safety checklist and patient outcomes after surgery: a prospective observational cohort study, systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abbott TEF, Ahmad T, Phull MK, Fowler AJ, Hewson R, Biccard BM, Chew MS, Gillies M, Pearse RM; International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) group. Br J Anaesth. 2018 Jan;120(1):146-155. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2017.08.002. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
Cardioembolic strokes resulting from a self-inflicted puncture involving both sides of the heart
Tan MZY, Brunswicker A, Abdulraheem S, Sheehan A. Echocardiography. 2017;34:614–616. https://doi.org/10.1111/echo.13493
In-hospital clinical outcomes after upper gastrointestinal surgery: Data from an international observational study.
Szakmany T, Ditai J, Kirov M, Protsenko D, Osinaike B, Venara A, Demartines N, Hubner M, Pearse RM, Prowle JR; International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) group. In-hospital clinical outcomes after upper gastrointestinal surgery: Data from an international observational study. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2017 Dec;43(12):2324-2332. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2017.08.002. Epub 2017 Aug 18. PMID: 28916417.
Use of failure-to-rescue to identify international variation in postoperative care in low-, middle- and high-income countries: a 7-day cohort study of elective surgery
Ahmad T, Bouwman RA, Grigoras I, Aldecoa C, Hofer C, Hoeft A, Holt P, Fleisher LA, Buhre W, Pearse RM; International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) group. Use of failure-to-rescue to identify international variation in postoperative care in low-, middle- and high-income countries: a 7-day cohort study of elective surgery. Br J Anaesth. 2017 Aug 1;119(2):258-266. doi: 10.1093/bja/aex185. PMID: 28854536.
Critical care admission following elective surgery was not associated with survival benefit: prospective analysis of data from 27 countries.
Kahan BC, Koulenti D, Arvaniti K, Beavis V, Campbell D, Chan M, Moreno R, Pearse RM; International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) group. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Jul;43(7):971-979. doi: 10.1007/s00134-016-4633-8. Epub 2017 Apr 25.
Saffold virus, an emerging human cardiovirus
Tan, S. Z. K., Tan, M. Z. Y., and Prabakaran, M. Rev. Med. Virol. 2017;27:e1908. doi: 10.1002/rmv.1908.
Global patient outcomes after elective surgery: prospective cohort study in 27 low-, middle- and high-income countries.
International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) Group. Br J Anaesth. 2016 Oct 31;117(5):601-609. doi: 10.1093/bja/aew316.
Mediastinitis, pseudo-aneurysm formation, aortic bleed, and death from endoscopic botulinum toxin injection
Tan, Mark ZY, Jennifer Whitgift, and Hugh Warren. Endoscopy 48.S 01 (2016): E186-E187.
Leonardo da Vinci’s five grotesque heads: early evidence of cranio-facial mycobacterial infection
Tan, M., Harling, L. & Ashrafian, H. Infection (2014) 42: 795. doi:10.1007/s15010-014-0644-y
Analysis of timelines from ‘medically fit’ to discharge in older patients in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Tan, M. Z.; Mackett, A.; Ratcliff, C.; Niruban, A. Age & Ageing . Oct2014 Supplement, Vol. 43 Issue suppl_2, pii9-ii9. 1p.
Michelangelo’s John the Baptist and thalassemia
Tan, M., Goh, S. & Ashrafian, H. Ann Hematol (2013) 92: 1293. doi:10.1007/s00277-013-1710-8
A Child of our Time
IMPACT Christian magazine Singapore. Christmas issue 2021
Painting an ICU
Mark ZY Tan. Hektoen International. 2021 Gran prix – Honorable mention
Mark ZY Tan. Intima. Spring 2021.
There is power in the blood
Mark ZY Tan. Hektoen International. 2020. – Winter 2020
IMPACT Christian magazine Vol44(45)
Mark ZY Tan. Hektoen International. 2019;12(1) – Winter 2020.
Gown, Gloves, Goggles and Mask
IMPACT Christian magazine Vol44(44)
The NW ICU Logbook
Mark ZY Tan. FICM Trainee Eye. 2019;12:4-5.
ICU Logbooks: A brief overview
Mark ZY Tan. FICM Trainee Eye. 2018;10:10-11.
Healthcare Resilience – A meta-narrative systematic review and synthesis of reviews
University of Manchester ICAT symposium (poster)
ANWICU Trainee prize 2022
MFT Trainee conference
NIHR academy conference (poster)
NW ICU Logbook
ANWICU Annual Trainee Prize (Jan 2019)
ICS SOA 2021
An Update on Guillain-Barre Syndrome
NW Regional ICU M&M. Jan 2019
ICU Delirium. A single centre audit.
ANWICU Lakes meeting 2018
Integrating regular multidisciplinary ‘in-situ’ simulation into the education programme of a critical care unit. How we do it.
Intensive Care Society State of the Art 2016. London, UK
Quadruple valve replacement for carcinoid disease.
World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons 2015. Edinburgh, UK
Pneumomediastinum, bilateral pneumothoraces and subcutaneous emphysema.
East of England Clinical Cases Symposium 2015
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and SCORTEN.
East of England Clinical Cases Symposium 2015