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Alvin Tan, MD

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Dr. Alvin Raymond Tan earned his Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Santo Tomas College Science in the Philippines in 1991 and his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1995. He did his internships at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in the Philippines from May 1, 1995 to April 30, 1996 and at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York City from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003. He completed his Internal Medicine residencies at Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Philippines, where he was chief resident, in December 2002 and at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y., in June 2005.

Dr. Tan also completed fellowship training in Nephrology in 2007 at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and in Geriatric Medicine in 2008 at New York Hospital Queens in New York. He practiced Internal Medicine and Nephrology in the Philippines for 8 years and then at the Medical Center in Houston for 4 years. He joined Kelsey-Seybold in September 2020.

Joined Kelsey-Seybold: August 2020

Awards & Publications

  • Medical School
    • Dean’s list, 1992, 1994
    • Doctor of Medicine, cum laude, 1995
    • Benemeritus in oral examinations, 1995
  • Residency
    • Leadership award as chief resident, 2001
    • Most Outstanding Intern, 2003


Study involving efficacy and safety of Aldactone in ESRD patients with cardiomyopathy at University Dialysis Center Syracuse with Dr. Sriram Narsipur


The Spectrum of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. A Clinico pathologic Demonstration of Tacrolimus-Induced TTP in a Patient with Lung Transplant.Competition in Math, Science, and Technology Regional and National Finals. Nov-Dec 2006.

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Tan spends most of his free time with family and loves to travel and explore the world. He enjoys cooking and reading, and indulges in Marvel/DC comic books. Watching TV/movies and building LEGO sets relaxes him after work. He’s also an avid NBA fan.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Tan has ever received is: “Treat others the same way you’d like to be treated.”

The most exotic place he has visited is Iceland. His guilty pleasure is collecting vintage toys/robots/LEGOs.

Medical School

  • University of Santo Tomas College of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines, 1995


  • Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Philippines, Internal Medicine Residency, Jan. 1, 1999 to Dec. 30, 2002; SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y., Internal Medicine Residency, July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Physicians and Surgeons - Internal Medicine
  • National Board of Physicians and Surgeons - Nephrology
Dr. Tan is a member of the Texas Medical Board and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons.


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3003 W. Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77025

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Hospital Affiliations

  • HCA Houston Healthcare - Medical Center
  • St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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