Dr Hui-leng Tan studied medicine at the University of Cambridge. She completed her general paediatric training at Addensbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Dr Tan's MD thesis was on airway inflammation in cystic fibrosis patients. This thesis, supervised by Dr Jane DaviesProfessor Andrew Bush and Professor CM Lloyd was done at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London.

She completed her paediatric respiratory medicine training at Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street hospitals.

Dr Tan received a Fellowship from the European Respiratory Society. This was to go to the University of Chicago, one of the leading sleep centres in the world. She studied developments in clinical paediatric sleep medicine. She also participated in research into sleep-disordered breathing in children.

She received the Scadding-Morriston Davies Fellowship for her work on T regulatory lymphocytes in paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea and endothelial dysfunction.

Areas of expertise

Dr Tan is a consultant in paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital. She works closely with the paediatric long-term ventilation and adult sleep teams.

Her expertise includes: 

  • non-invasive ventilation
  • children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)


Dr Tan has spoken at the North American CF Conference and the International Congress on Paediatric Pulmonology. She has presented her work at several international conferences, including: 

  • European Respiratory Society Conference
  • International Paediatric Sleep Association Conference
  • European CF Conference


Dr Tan has published in journals such as Sleep and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.