Dr. Kevin Lee Boon Leng

Orthopaedic Surgery

Credentials MBBS(Singapore), Mmed(Ortho), MRCSEd, FRCSEd(Ortho)
Language English,Mandarin Chinese,Bahasa Indonesia,Hokkien Dialect,Cantonese Dialect,Teochew Dialect

Dr Kevin Lee is the founding partner of Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group. He is a US fellowship-trained senior consultant
orthopaedic surgeon whose sub-specialty interests are in knee and hip surgeries, cartilage repair techniques, sports
injuries of the lower limb and stem cell therapeutics in orthopaedics. He was a Vice-President in the Singapore
Cycling Federation and he manages elite level athletes and VIPs on a regular basis.
Dr Kevin Lee underwent sub-specialty training at the Hip & Knee Division, Stanford University Orthopaedic
Department, USA. He was a consultant for Zimmer Inc, one of the largest orthopaedic implant companies in the
world. During his previous tenure in the National University Hospital, Singapore, he was the Principal Investigator
who established the National University Health System’s (NUHS) Total Hip and Knee Replacement Registry in 2008.
As a Co-Principal Investigator, he was also instrumental in setting up the NUHS’s Sports Registry.
In 2005, Dr Kevin Lee became the first orthopaedic surgeon to win both the Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Young Investigator Award (for his work on mesenchymal stem cells and cartilage repair in the knee) and the N
Balachandran Award in the same year. He mentored his trainee to win an unprecedented second time the Young
Orthopaedic Investigator Award in 2009. He has numerous scientific publications on sports injuries, stem cell
therapeutics, cartilage repair and joint replacements.
Dr Lee had an outstanding academic career and his achievements include scoring 9 distinctions (8A1s and 1 A2) and
the Marine Parade Constituency Book Prize Award in the GCE O Levels (1988) and a perfect score of 7
distinctions/A1s in the GCE A Levels (1990) and he was also awarded the Marine Parade Constituency Book Prize
Award, the Prime Minister’s Book Prize Award and the Raffles Junior College Academic Prize Award in the same year.

Special Treatments

Minimally invasive surgery
Robotic surgery
Orthopaedic regenerative procedures


 “Injectable bone marrow-derived stem cells in varus knees with cartilage defects undergoing high tibial
osteotomy – a prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial with 2 years’ follow up”. Arthroscopy 2013
 A novel, minimally-invasive technique of cartilage repair in the human knee using arthroscopic microfracture
and injections of mesenchymal stem cells and hyaluronic acid–a prospective comparative study on safety
and short-term efficacy”. Annals Acad Med Singapore 2012 Nov;41(11):511-17
 “Comparative Study On Strength Of Knee Joint Using Various Material Methods”. Int. J. Comp. Mat. Sci. Eng
 “Lower Limb Injuries in Regular Runners- An Asian Perspective”. J Orthopaedics 2012;9(2)e4
 “Treatment Of Secondary Osteonecrosis Using An Injectable Bone Graft Substitute”. J. Orthopaedics
 “Clinical outcome following treatment of stable and unstable intertrochanteric fractures with dynamic hip
screw”. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2011 Nov;40(11):482-7

 “Patellar Management in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Is Patellar Resurfacing a Better Option?”. Lee K et
al. J Arthroplasty2010 Jun;25(4):589-93. Epub 2009 Jun 2
 Aseptic versus septic revision total knee arthroplasty: Patient satisfaction, outcome and quality of life
improvement. Lee K et al. Knee 2010 Jun;17(3):200-3. Epub 2009 Oct 28
 Current State and Future of Joint Replacements in the Hip and Knee. Lee K, SB Goodman. Expert Rev Med
Devices. 2008 May;5(3):383-93
 Injectable Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Large Cartilage Defects—A Porcine Model. Lee K et al. Stem
Cells. 2007; 25: 2964-2971
 Cell Therapy For Secondary Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Condyles Using the Cellect DBM TM  System – A
Preliminary Report. Lee K, SB Goodman. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Mar 27 (Epub)
 Review: Cell Therapy for Bone Regeneration – Bench to Bedside. Lee K, Chan CK, Patil N, SB Goodman. J
Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2008 Sep 5 (Epub)
 Porous Tantalum in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery. N Patil, Lee K, SB Goodman. J Biomed Mater
Res B Appl Biomater. 2008 Oct 6 (Epub)
 Retroperitoneal Hematoma: An Unusual Cause of Pain Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. MA Pouliot, Lee KB,
SB Goodman. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Oct 8 (Epub)
 An Unusual Complication of Intravenous Subutex Abuse- 2 Cases of Septic Sacroilitis. S Yang, K Lee. Accepted
for publication by Singapore Medical Journal
 Reconstructive Challenges in the Management of a rare case of Sphenoid Osteosarcoma” – Singapore Med J.
2001 Dec;42(12):586-9
 Emergency Laparoscopic Procedures – The CGH Experience – Ann Acad Med Singapore.2002 Mar;31(2):155-
 Cancellous Screw Fixation for Neck of Femur Fractures “ with the Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH and CGH
– Ann Acad Med Singapore 2004;33:248-51
 Musculoskeletal melioidosis masquerading as diabetic amyotrophy-
Singapore Med J. 2005 May;46(5):233-5. (Second Author)


 GCE ‘O’ Levels – 9 distinctions (8A1s and 1 A2), Marine Parade Constituency Book Prize
 GCE ‘A’ Levels – Perfect Score – 7 distinctions/A1s, Marine Parade Constituency Book
Prize Award, Prime Minister’s Book Prize Award, Raffles Junior College Academic Prize
 Principal Investigator- 32 nd  Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore Orthopaedic
Association – Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award for my paper titled “ Novel
Minimally Invasive Technique of Cartilage Repair in the Human Knee Using
Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid- A Translational Project”
 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore Orthopaedic Association – Young
Orthopaedic Investigator Award for my paper titled: Stem cell therapy for large
cartilage defects in a porcine model – A novel minimally invasive approach
 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore Orthopaedic Association – N
Balachandran Best Paper Award for my essay titled: Orthopaedics in Singapore
– Brave New World
 SPRING Singapore EXSA Silver Award 2009
 Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award 2007
 NUH STAR Award July-September 2006 and January-March 2007
 Minister For Health Award for the medical relief effort after the Indonesian
Earthquake in May (Team Leader of the National University Hospital Team) 2006
 Singapore Orthopaedic Association-Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
Ambassador 2006
 AO East Asia Junior Travelling Ambassador 2004

Fellowships and Accreditations

 Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award 2007 –
Stamford University (USA)
 Member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
 Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine
 Member of The International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
 Member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ortho), Edinburgh (2005)
 Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics) (2002), National University of Singapore

 Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (2001)
 United States Medical Licensing (USMLE), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical
Graduates (ECFMG) Certification (1998)