Kelvin Tay graduated from University of Southampton with First Class Honours in 2010 after receiving the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Sciences Scholarship Award. He embarked on his career as a Podiatrist at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) before transferring to Changi General Hospital (CGH) in 2012. The 6 years of hospital experience have allowed Kelvin to develop extensive clinical skills in all aspects of Podiatry, ranging from general nail care and foot care to high risk diabetic foot and wound management. His main interest is in Sports Podiatry and his experience at the Changi Sports Medicine Centre has been invaluable. Other than his work at the hospital, Kelvin has been an instrumental Committee Member (former Continuing Education Officer) in the Podiatry Association (Singapore) since 2013.
Kelvin speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Hokkien. He believes that effective communication with his patients is of utmost importance when delivering podiatry care. Affectionately known by patients as “Ah Tay” and “Kai Kai”, his compassion and genial demeanour have earned him multiple awards including the SingHealth Service Quality Silver Award 2012 (SGH), the Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards (Silver 2013-2014) and the Quarterly Best Service Award 2014 (CGH).
Kelvin is active in running and football, and also plays basketball and tennis. He has had previous injuries as a competitive runner and was unable to walk freely without pain. Therefore, Kelvin has a deep empathy towards competitive athletes on their road to recovery. Together with fellow practitioners such as physiotherapists and sports trainers, Kelvin strives to get patients back to their feet as soon and as painless as possible.