Robert Tan

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Robert Tan
Occupation Physician, Professor, Author, Businessperson
Period 2001–present
Genre Men's health, Andropause

Robert Tan is a physician, author and medical director. He has written & lectured extensively on aging and men's health issues including andropause. He is a pioneer in testosterone replacement therapy and effects on the brain.[1] [2] Dr. Tan was in UK to complete his studies in Geriatric Medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital. His further medical training was completed at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is noted to be one of the rare physicians in the world to hold multiple board certifications in different countries (Australia, UK, US), and also an MBA.[3] He is still in active clinical practice with more than 25 years experience and also founded the OPAL Medical Clinic, a unique center dedicated to wellness and men's health.[4] He is Clinical Professor with University of Texas Houston & Associate Professor with Baylor College of Medicine and a board member of Men's Health Network.[5] He has been elected to the Best Doctors in America for several consecutive years.[6]


  • Aging Men's Health- A Case Based Approach. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, 2005. ISBN 978-1-58890-296-2
  • The Andropause Mystery: unraveling truths about the male menopause. Amred Publishing, Houston, TX, 2001. ISBN 978-0-9707061-0-2
  • Ook mannen worden ouder Elmar Publishing, Netherlands, 2002. ISBN 978-90-389-1304-9.


  1. ^ Tan RS, Pu SJ (January 2004). "Is it andropause? Recognizing androgen deficiency in aging men". Postgraduate Medicine. 115 (1): 62–6. PMID 14755879. doi:10.3810/pgm.2004.01.1419. 
  2. ^ Tan RS, Culberson JW (May 2003). "An integrative review on current evidence of testosterone replacement therapy for the andropause". Maturitas. 45 (1): 15–27. PMID 12753940. doi:10.1016/S0378-5122(03)00083-5. 
  3. ^ Fuller SJ, Tan RS, Martins RN (September 2007). "Androgens in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease in aging men and possible therapeutic interventions". Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 12 (2): 129–42. PMID 17917157. 
  4. ^ Free Press - Houston's First Men's Health Clinic Opens
  5. ^ International Society of Men's Health - Board of Directors
  6. ^ Texas Medical Center - Best Doctors in America

External links[edit]

  • New York Times article on men's health issues, including a controversial statement by Tan that "Men are the weaker sex" This won the New York Times quote of the day & appeared in blogs & newspapers around the world [1]
  • Washington Post article on call for gender specific medical research and public policy changes with comments by Tan [2]
  • Interview by Gulf News in Dubai, UAE [3]
  • Interview by Brazilian newspaper in Portuguese on Andropause [4]