Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon

Dr Valerie Tay Su-Lin

Dr Valerie Tay is a senior consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, who has special interests in breathing and sleep problems, septorhinoplasty, facial plastic surgery, facial nerve palsy and facial rejuvenation.

Specialized Services

Providing specialized ENT care for all ages.

Experienced Specialists

Experienced ENT surgeons with a focus on patient care.

Accessible Locations

Conveniently located with easy access to public transportation.

Dr Valerie Tay Su-Lin

Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon

Dr Valerie Tay is a senior consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, who has special interests in breathing and sleep problems, septorhinoplasty, facial plastic surgery, facial nerve palsy and facial rejuvenation.

Academic Achievements & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Singapore)
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Master of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology), Singapore
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • President, Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Singapore

Dr Valerie Tay has vast experience dealing with patients who have all types of ENT, breathing and sleep problems; she does surgery for the nose and sinuses, face and neck (including salivary gland and thyroid surgery) for both adults and children (common problems such as allergic rhinitis, enlarged tonsils and adenoids).

Dr Valerie Tay provides patient-centric, personalized care with a focus on patient-empowerment. She is known for her clinical acumen, high level of integrity, surgical precision and compassion for her patients.

Education and Achievements

Dr Valerie Tay graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and was the recipient of the ENT Bookprize – an award for the best student of the year in Otolaryngology.

She completed her postgraduate Otolaryngology (ENT) training in Singapore and was awarded the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Scholarship in 2012.

She pursued advanced sub-specialty training in Facial Plastic Surgery in the renowned Navi Plastic Surgery Clinic, a high volume plastic surgery centre in Seoul, South Korea.

After completing her ENT training in Singapore, she felt that facial plastic surgery was a natural progression to broaden her skillsets further. She saw a divide in the provision of patient care in Singapore, that doctors either practised aesthetics or took care of medical problems. Recognizing that a good aesthetic outcome cannot be achieved successfully and safely without structural support and sound anatomical knowledge, she found herself to be in the perfect position to bridge this gap. Her unique training allows her to be able to address both form and function equally well. She spent a year in Seoul learning the most modern and advanced techniques for rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, as well as minimally invasive treatments (fillers, botulinum toxins).

As the Chief of the facial plastic surgery service while she was working in the TTSH ENT department, she spearheaded the first Facial Palsy Clinic in Singapore, a multi-disciplinary clinic that provides holistic care of facial palsy patients, offering facial retraining therapy, chemodenervation as well as surgical facial reanimation.

Dr Valerie Tay is a well-respected member of the Singapore and ASEAN ENT community. She was recently elected as the President of the Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Singapore.

Dr Valerie Tay has been invited to many local and overseas conferences to share her knowledge and expertise. She is a certified trainer for Merz, and has also conducted courses for Galderma and Allergan to train other doctors. She is also an author for chapters in facial plastic surgery textbooks, such as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which is the landmark facial plastic surgery textbook for the Otolaryngology residents in North America.

Past appointments

  • Senior consultant, Chief Facial Plastic Surgery service, Otolaryngology department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
  • Core Clinical Faculty member, NHG Otorhinolaryngology Residency programme.

Personal interests

Dr Valerie Tay has had a lifelong love of fitness, food and baking. A believer of the saying “How you do the little things is how you do everything”, she applies her exacting surgical skills and precision to create beautiful cakes and pastries in her kitchen. She also believes that a regular dose of good food, laughter and regular exercise are the ingredients to a healthy life.


Who We Are

ASCENT Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group

Formed in 2008, the ASCENT Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist Group was the first ENT group in Singapore. The vision of its founding members, Dr Elliot Eng, Dr Leong Jern-Lin, and Dr Ignatius Mark, was to build an ENT group that would provide the highest standard of ENT care in Singapore and the region.

Today, ASCENT ENT is served by 6 doctors covering the main subspecialties in ENT – Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Sleep Medicine & Surgery, and Paediatric ENT. Each of our doctors has undergone internationally-recognised fellowship training in their respective fields after completing ENT specialist training in Singapore.

Working together, we strive to provide excellence in general and subspecialty ENT Care.
For Surat & Surat Permanent Residents

Insurance & Medisave Partners

Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist Group in Surat offers a range of surgical ENT procedures that are eligible for Medisave claims. The amount claimable varies based on the complexity of the procedure. Our clinic staff are happy to assist you in understanding the claim process and can also help you explore options for using your insurance plan or Integrated Shield Plan for other cases.

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Our clinic is located at 25-26 Subhdra Business Hub , Near Laxmi Circle , Ktargam , Surat - 562412

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