T. Ling Tan MD, DLFAPA

Title: Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Psychiatry
Company: Pennsylvania State University
Location: Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States

T. Ling Tan MD, DLFAPA, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Pennsylvania State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in general psychiatry and education.

Born and raised in Indonesia, Dr. Tan obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Medicine in 1957 and 1961 and completed postgraduate coursework in 1965. He began his career as a psychiatry lecturer for the University of Indonesia and a psychiatric consultant at the Central General Hospital of Jakarta. He immigrated to the United States in the late 1960s and completed his residency and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the UCLA Brain Research Institute in 1969. He continued his career as an assistant research psychiatrist within the UCLA Department Psychiatry and the Neuropsychiatric Institute until 1970 and pursued additional postgraduate study at the University of California Los Angeles in 1971 and at The Pennsylvania State University in 1972.

Dr. Tan joined the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor of psychiatry from 1972 to 1987, an associate professor of psychiatry from 1987 to 1999 and a professor of psychiatry since 1999. Since 2012, he has excelled as a professor of pediatrics at the school. Dr. Tan is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has maintained professional affiliations with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, the Central Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, the Association of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapy, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the International Positive Psychology Association. He considers teaching to be the highlight is of his career, and is proud to have helped shape the future of the medical profession through his work with residents.


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