Dr. Kevin Lee Boon Leng

Orthopaedic Surgery (Bones)

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

Dr Lee is a USA fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon whose sub-speciality interests are in hip and knee replacements and his other orthopaedic interests are in sports injuries of the lower limb and cartilage repair of the knee using stem cells and other techniques. He is currently the co-founder of the Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group and the Medical Director of the Pinnacle Joint & Sports Centre. Dr Lee’s recent past appointments include being the Medical Director of the Singapore Medical Group’s Centre For Joint & Cartilage Surgery and the Singapore Sports Orthopaedic Surgery Centre and the Vice Chairman of its Medical Board.

Dr Lee has been in clinical practice since 1996 when he completed his medical degree at the National University of Singapore. He underwent sub-speciality training at the Arthritis/ Hip & Knee Replacement Division, Stanford University, USA. There, he was trained by world-renowned surgeons Professors Stuart B Goodman and William J Maloney in complex hip and knee replacement procedures and was involved in both clinical and basic science research on joint replacements, biomaterials and stem cell therapeutics in orthopaedics.

Dr Lee is one of a handful of surgeons in Singapore who is both a member of the American Association Of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). He is a founding and council member of the ASEAN Society For Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy (ASSA) and a council member of the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association (AAA).

Dr Lee is also a consultant for Zimmer Inc., one of the largest orthopaedic implant and biomaterials company in the world and is involved in training both local and regional surgeons in joint replacement procedures.

Dr Lee is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Medicine Faculty, National University of Singapore. Dr Lee has an active research interest, both in clinical research involving total joint replacements and sports injuries, and also the role of stem cells in orthopaedic surgery. During his past tenure as an Assistant Professor and Consultant in the National University of Singapore Orthopaedic Surgery Department, he was the Principal Investigator of the National University Hospital System Total Hip and Knee Replacement Registry and the Co-Principal Investigator of the Sports Registry.

Dr Lee is the only orthopaedic surgeon in history to have won both the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Investigator Award for his work on mesenchymal stem cells and cartilage repair in the knee and also the N Balachandran Award in the same year (2005). In 2009, he mentored his trainee to win the Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award for a second time. Dr Lee is a Principal Investigator for several active grants and is the Co-Principal Investigator for numerous other grants involving cartilage repair, stem cells, biomaterials and joint replacements. He has published widely in the fields of joint replacements and cartilage repair.

Achievements
  • SPRING Singapore EXSA Silver Award 2009
  • Ministry of Health 2007 Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award –One-Year Joint Replacement/ Arthritis Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Minister For Health Award for the medical relief effort after the Indonesian Earthquake in May 2006 (Team Leader of the National University Hospital Team)
  • NUH STAR Award July-September 2006 and January-March 2007
  • GCE ‘O’ Levels – 9 distinctions (8A1s and 1 A2), Marine Parade Constituency Book Prize Award
  • 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 Award
  • Principal Investigator- 32nd 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