Dr Lee is a Consultant Pain Specialist with more than 15 years of experience. He was awarded the Masters of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) in 1998. He underwent further training to sub-specialize in pain management and was awarded Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2002.
He is one of Singapore’s Pioneer Interventional Pain Specialists who started the Chronic and Interventional Pain Management Service in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. As its Clinical Director, he established various clinical programs, including Singapore’s first intensive rehabilitation program for difficult pain conditions. He has since trained and mentored many doctors locally and overseas, in both the knowledge and the practice of Pain Medicine.
Dr Lee is also the founder of Singapore Paincare Center; Director and Consultant of the Women’s Pain Center in KK Women’s and Children’s hospital, Singapore; and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Medicine in Saint Thomas University, Philippines.
He established knifeless surgery via “state-of-the-art” – specialized laser/balloon injections to treat various pain conditions (herniated disc, nerve impingement, neuralgia and frozen shoulder). He is also trained in medical acupuncture, adding a different dimension in the provision of evidence-based practices within interventional pain procedures, to the benefit of patients. Being an active advocate for education on pain issues, he founded the Singapore Chronic Pain Society, aimed at bringing pain management awareness to the public.
He has taught and mentored many doctors regarding minimally invasive pain procedures. He is constantly at the frontier of minimally invasive interventions and yet never compromising on patient safety and care.