May Tan, MD
Dr Ui May Tan was born in Penang, Malaysia. In her teens she pursued her interest in running where she represented her school, Convent Light Street, at national level. She studied A-Levels in Cambridge, UK and received her MB, BCh, LRCPI, BAO at the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 2002. After completing her training in Emergency Service, Orthopaedic, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Palliative Care, Dermatology and General Medicine she achieved MICGP membership with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).
Following on from her interest in competitive running Dr. Tan has been involved in many sporting events throughout Ireland. She serves as Medical Director for the Dublin Marathon and Race Series, and is the Ambassador for the annual Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon since 2015 (the largest women’s charity running event in the world). In addition to covering these running events Dr Tan is the Medical Officer for the Ironman 70.3 Dublin event where she works closely with St John Ambulance Ireland.
Dr Tan’s other sporting projects include working with Athletics Ireland (the National Governing Body for Athletics in Ireland) in providing medical care for all major running events. She also provides medical care for Ireland’s world famous Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) at the inter-county gaelic football and hurling matches.