Raised in North Carolina, Dr. Tan graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and earned undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Economics from Duke University. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan where he also completed his residency in urology. Afterward, he pursued advanced fellowship training in urologic oncology and health services research through the Institute of Urologic Oncology and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. During that time, he also served as a staff physician at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center and the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Tan is excited to be returning home as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at UNC.
Dr. Tan specializes in the area of urologic oncology. He is a member of the integrated Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Group at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and is committed to providing personalized, high-quality care to patients with kidney, prostate, bladder, and testicular cancer. To meet the health needs of his patients, Dr. Tan’s research focuses on aging and cancer care delivery as well as the comparative effectiveness of new cancer treatments. His research findings have been featured in the Journal of Urology, Cancer, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Urology – Board Certified
Robotic surgery, health services research, cancer care delivery and clinical informatics, and clinical trials
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, California, 2013 – 2016
Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2008 – 2013
MD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003 – 2007
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Tan, Lazard, Song, and Nielsen Awarded Nearly $1M US Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Grant
Dr. Ray Tan, alongside co-investigators Alison Lazard, PhD, Lixin (LEE) Song, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Matthew Nielsen have been awarded a 3-year, $929,618 grant from the US Department of Defense to improve the decision-making experience for patients by personalizing how they receive information about their possible kidney cancer.
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Tan Named 2021-2022 James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award
Dr. Ray Tan, Assistant Professor of Urology and Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program Directory has been named the 2021-2022 James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award. The aim of the award is to support and retain promising young members of the UNC School of Medicine clinical faculty.