Clinical Associate Professor
- Complicated reconstruction of the periocular region from traumas or excision of neoplastic processes.
- Functional and cosmetic rejuvenation of the periocular region with particular interest in the anatomy of the Asian eyelid.
- Management of orbital and nasolacrimal disease such as Thyroid Eye Disease, orbital fractures, orbital tumors, nasolacrimal duct obstructions with multidisciplinary viewpoint.
- Pediatric oculoplastic problems including congenital ptosis, craniosynostosis syndromes, and nasolacrimal duct abnormalities.
- Management of wound healing and cicatricial changes.
- Undergraduate: University of Delaware (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi)
- MD: Temple University (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society)
- Residency: Dean McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
- Fellowship: Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio, Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Ohio Health Systems
Dr. Tan practices ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI). His focus is on patients with any periocular, lacrimal, or orbital disease. This includes inflammatory, oncologic, and trauma to the area around the eye as well as those looking for aesthetic and rejuvenative enhancements such as blepharoplasty (removal of excess eyelid skin), ptosis repair (droopy eyelid lifting), endoscopic forehead and brow lift, mid-face lift, lower eyelid fat removal, and injectables (Botox, fillers, etc). Dr. Tan sees patients at DMEI’s three Oklahoma City area clinics – the University of Oklahoma (OU) Health Sciences Center location; Northwest Oklahoma City; and Edmond.
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Tan earned his undergraduate degree (major in ceramics and minor in biology) from the University of Delaware, where honors included summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. He completed his medical studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and his ophthalmology residency at DMEI/OU (during which he served as chief resident). He completed a two-year ASOPRS fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery with Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Tan joined the DMEI/OU faculty in 2018.
Dr. Tan is a first-generation American, born of immigrant parents from the Philippines with ethnic roots in Southeastern China. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children and exploring the surprisingly diverse and thriving culinary scene in Oklahoma City.