CHAIRMAN

Professor LEE Chuen Neng

University Surgical Cluster, National University Health System

1E Kent Ridge Road,

NUHS Tower Block, Level 8

Singapore 119228

 

Current Position

  • Clinical Director, Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research & Technology (NUS)

  • The Abu Rauff Professor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)

  • Courtesy Professor in Engineering, Faculty of Engineering (NUS)

  • Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore

  • Chairman, Medical Engineering Research & Commercialization Initiative (MERCI) (NUS)

Professional Qualifications

  • MBBS - 1975 University of Singapore (Recipient: Singapore Medical Alumni Medal, Singapore Medical Association Medal & The Hoops Medals)

  • M.MED - 1980 School of Postgraduate Medicine, National University of Singapore

  • FRCS (Glasgow) - 1980 Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow

  • FRCS (Edinburgh) - 1980 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • FRACS - 1982 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • FAMS (Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery) - 1980 Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Career History

2015-2016 Founding Chairman

Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Medical Engineering, NUS

2006-2017 Chairman

University Surgical Cluster,

National University Health System, Singapore

2008-present Chairman

MERCI, NUS

2008-2016 Deputy Director

National University Heart Centre Singapore, NUHS

2006-2015 Head

Departments of Surgery, School of Medicine,

National University of Singapore & National University Hospital

2002-2012 Founder & Head

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery,

National University Hospital, Singapore

2002-2009 Director

The Heart Institute, National Healthcare Group, Singapore

1992-2002 Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

1990-1992 Associate Professor and Founding Head

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,

National University Hospital, Singapore

1989-2000 Visiting Professor of Surgery

Beijing Medical University, China

1986-1990 Senior Lecturer, Consultant Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon and Founding Head

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, NUH

1985-1986 Senior Lecturer and Consultant

University Department of Surgery, SGH

1983-1985 Fellow

Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine,

Rochester, Minnesota, USA

1982-1983 Lecturer in Surgery

Singapore General Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery

1980-1982 Lecturer in Surgery

Singapore General Hospital

1978-1980 University Surgical Trainee

Singapore General Hospital (General Surgery, Orthopaedics)

1976-1978 Medical Officer

Singapore Armed Forces Nat ional Service

(School of Armour & 1st Commando Battalion) Paratrooper course

1975-1976 Houseman

Singapore General Hospital, Surgery A Unit, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department, TPH

 

Professional Bodies

1. President, Asian Society for Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS) from 2009 -2015

2. President, Society for Clinical Research Application & Translation of Extra-cellular Vesicles, (SOCRATES) Singapore ( 2013 onwards)

3. President, Singapore Cardiac Society (1994 - 1995, 1998 – 1999)

4. Executive Council Member and Founding Council Member, Asian Society for Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Founding editorial board, Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals

5. Council member, European Association for Cardio Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). 2012-2015

6. Member, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

7. Member, International Advisory Committee, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS Council) (2012 to 2014)

8. Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, USA (STS). Workforce on international relations.

9. Member, American College of Cardiology (ACC)

10. Member, American College of Chest Physician (ACCP)

11. Member, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS)

12. Member, ASEAN Federation of Cardiology

13. Honorary Fellow, College of Surgeon and Physician, Bangladesh

14. Honorary Member, Malaysian Association for Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

15. Honorary Fellow, Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS) from 2010

16. Member of Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ministry of Health (MOH)

17. Member, National Standing Committee for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Services, Ministry of Health (MOH)

18. Site Minder, A*STAR MedTech (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, 1 July 2015 – 31 December 2016

19. Member, Strategic Advisory Panel, Diagnostic Development Hub (DxD), A*Star

20. Investment committee. Clearbridge Accelerator

21. Council member, President’s Advancement Advisory Council. National University of Singapore, from 2014

 

Examiner

1. Chairman, Surgery Track Exams, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

2. Examiner, General Surgery, School of Postgraduate Medical Studies, National University of Singapore

3. Convener, Tripartite Joint Exit Examiner for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Academy of Medicine Singapore, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and Hong Kong College of Surgeons

4. Examiner, Pakistan College of Surgeons and Physicians

5. Examiner, Bangladesh College of Surgeons and Physicians

6. Examiner, University of Malaya (2010)

 

Current Visiting Professorships

Zhejiang University, China

Pu Tian University, China

Xiamen University, China

 

Current Research Areas

  • Surface Materials research for Intra-Vascular Implants, Infectious diseases

  • Tissue bank / Clinical data / Genomics/ Analytics/ Machine learning

  • Medical Technology Infrastructure: Engineering and designs in Medicine.

  • Exosomes, Extra-cellular vesicles in clinical practices

  • System wide approach for Elderly Surgical patients. (MILES Program). Management & Innovation

  • Applied Engineering in Healthcare productivity. Robotics, Home care Technologies

  • Pulsed Electromagnetic energy on ion channels for Sarcopenia, oncology Breath-Analyser for lung cancer detection

Start ups: Chairman, Paracrine Therapeutics Pte Ltd

 

Editorial Board

• Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals

• ASEAN Heart Journal. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Surgery

 

Number of  Publications

Scopus Publications 1983-2016: 131. H index: 18, Citation per paper: 18 (1915 citations) Chapter in books: 3

Leader of Cardiac Surgical Teams to: Beijing, Guangzhou, Haiphong, Hanoi, Pyongyang, Surabaya and Yerevan.

 

Awards

College Overseas Medal, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2011

National Outstanding Clinician mentor Award, Ministry of Health, Singapore, 2015

 

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