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Kia Soong Tan

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 11 November 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2662
  1. Linda Stephen,
  2. Kia Meng Tan

Kia Soong Tan worked as a consultant respiratory physician at University Hospital Wishaw, Lanarkshire, for 20 years.

Soong was born in Taiping, Malaysia, and after his primary schooling there attended Fettes College in Edinburgh for his secondary education. He was one of a long line of doctors in his family; his grandfather was among the first medical students from (what at that time was) Malaya to train in Edinburgh in the 1920s. Following in his footsteps, Soong’s father, brother, and sister became doctors. Soong, and his brother and sister continued the Scottish connection, all studying medicine at the University of Glasgow. It was at university that Soong …

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