Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, Dr. Ui May Tan has gained her medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Having trained in a variety of fields to include Trauma and Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Palliative Medicine, General and Geriatric Medicine and Psychiatry, subsequently completed her GP training and become the member of the Irish College General Practitioner (ICGP). Dr. Ui May Tan also completed her executive MBA in DCU. She is the Medical Director for the KBC Dublin Marathon and the Race Series, an Executive Board member of the International Institute of Race Medicine (IIRM), a clinical governance body for providing medical guidelines for treatment protocols in Race Medicine and a medical committee of the world Obstacle Course Racing. She is also a member of the FSEM (Faculty of Sport Medicine), Ireland. In addition, she is currently being appointed as one of the Global Medical Advisory Board of IRONMAN. Recently she spoke about hydration and hyponatraemia at the Race Emergency Medicine Workshop-Singapore, collaboration between the World Athletics (formally IAAF) and INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RACE MEDICINE INC before the Standard Chattered Singapore Marathon. She works closely with Athletic Ireland in providing medical supports in all running events and acted as the Medical Director for the Elite Micro Indoor Athletics Feb 2021 in the National Sport Arena. She also provides medical care in Croke Park for all GAA football, hurling and camogie games; concerts and festivals, cycling events, Cricket Internationals, Rugby and the Irish Open. In addition, she is a guest lecture for MSc Sports and Medicine in Trinity College and Athletic Trainer Programmes in DCU. She continuously key note in the endurance sport category organised by the World Athletics.
Her passion is all about wellbeing. She is the Wellness Clinical Lead and a keynote speaker, providing integrated Wellness Programmes in corporate companies to ensure employee health and welfare across every industry. She understands the importance of maintaining good physical and emotional health and has experienced how this can positively impact on individuals by boosting performance, reducing illness and improving mental capacity.
She fluently speaks 5 languages and with all her involvements above, Dr. Tan was appointed as a serving sister by the Majesty the Queen of England, the sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.