15 Dec '11, 3am

Singapore liver doctor sets up transplant centre with US company

Singapore liver doctor sets up transplant centre with US company

Liver transplant specialist Dr K. C. Tan, seen here with a patient, has linked up with a giant healthcare provider in the United States to set up a comprehensive transplant centre here. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Salma Khalik Liver transplant specialist Dr K. C. Tan has linked up with a giant healthcare provider in the United States to set up a comprehensive transplant centre here. The aim is to attract patients from the Middle East who require liver, kidney, stem cell and bone marrow transplants. The American partner, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) has a turnover of US$9 billion (S$11.8 billion) a year and runs several hospitals, in and outside of the United States, provides health insurance to 1.6 million people and employs more than 54,000 people. They will station two full time personnel here to ensure that the centre meets its exacting standards o...

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