Dr Caroline Tan has been a neurosurgeon in full-time clinical practice in Melbourne since 2008. She possesses skills and expertise in general neurosurgery as well as additional qualifications in complex spinal surgery. Over the years she has managed innumerable patients with workers compensation and transport accident claims, and therefore appreciates very well the many issues and obstacles that can arise in trying to help such patients to recover from their injuries. She has observed first-hand the harm that can arise from medical reports that fail to properly consider all the available evidence.
Dr Tan has been doing medicolegal work since 2009, was accredited by Worksafe Victoria as an approved Independent Medical Examiner in September 2018 and accredited by the TAC an as approved Independent Medical Examiner in March 2020. The effort she takes to prepare each report is self-evident and is not conducive to conveyor belt-style production. Owing to her clinical practice, her availability for medicolegal and IME work is variable and can be limited at times.