Dr. Steven Tucker is an Internist and Medical Oncologist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of cancers at all stages. He was previously in private practice in Los Angeles and moved to Singapore permanently in 2006. Dr. Tucker is Medical Director & Consultant Oncologist at Tucker Medical, his own private practice in Singapore.
While Dr. Tucker is a sub-specialist in the treatment of both breast and prostate cancer, he is also deeply passionate about the prevention of cancer and chronic disease through healthy lifestyle choices. In both his oncology and general medicine practice, Dr. Tucker combines state of the art testing and medicine with a customized and personalized approach to chronic disease. He advocates that simple and smart choices about food, activity (not just recreational sports), spirit, passion, as well as tailored dietary supplements, can have a significant impact on his patients’ health and longevity.
Before relocating to Singapore, Dr. Tucker was the Director of the Prostate & Genitourinary Oncology Program at The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute in Santa Monica, California. Additionally, Dr. Tucker served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine and Attending Physician at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Prior to his appointment at UCLA, he was a member of the Breast Cancer Faculty at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Los Angeles.
In addition to investigative medicine, Dr. Tucker has been a political advocate for the Oncology community having served as President of the Medical Oncology Association of Southern California, on the ASCO Clinical Practice Committee, on the Board of Directors of the Community Oncology Alliance, and President of the International Medical Travel Association. He is a strong advocate for patients and is one of the original authors of the International Patients' Bill of Rights.
Dr. Tucker has received numerous honors and awards including an ASCO Merit Award, an NIH Commendation, the UCLA ‘STAR’ Program Award, a Pew Foundation Fellowship, and the University of Missouri Medical Scholarship. Dr. Tucker has been elected by his peers as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the prestigious Singapore Academy of Medicine.
A lifelong competitive athlete, Dr. Tucker added cycling and triathlons to his training agenda since moving to Singapore. More recently, Dr. Tucker co-founded the Singapore-based regionally-competitive cycling team, Team Life Extension. Dr Tucker and his wife are Permanent Residents of Singapore, where they reside with their children, ages 13 and 12.