Dr. Lee Kim En
Neurology (Brain & Nerves)
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Dr Lee is a neurologist in Singapore. An old Rafflesian, he graduated from the National University of Singapore with MBBS in 1993, obtained his Membership from the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) in 1996, underwent specialist training in Neurology, and was subsequently awarded a clinical and research fellowship in Stroke and Critical Care Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School where he trained and worked with the finest and the very best in Neurosciences. In 2004, Dr Lee was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. A year later, he did a short sabbatical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.
Upon his return,he played a pivotal role in setting up the Acute Stroke Service, making available the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for all suspected ischemic stroke patients, and implementing the “Hub and Spoke” model for TeleStroke Service at the National Neuroscience Institute supporting acute stroke patients admitted to Changi General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
He led the National Neuroscience Institute as the Deputy Director, Education Director and Head of Department (Neurology) serving patients in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Dr Lee is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore as well as the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. He is a Visiting Consultant to the National Medical Research Council, Ministry of Health and the Singapore Armed Forces. A well regarded clinical teacher, Dr Lee is a member of the Residency Advisory Committee (Neurology), and he serves as a member of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Senior Residency Program (Neurology), SingHealth Services. At the Ministry of Health, he chairs the committee on Stroke Integrated Care Pathways.
Dr Lee was awarded in 2000 a clinical and research fellowship in Stroke and Critical Care Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the oldest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States of America. In 2002, he was given an award in recognition for his long service at the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore. The same year, he received an award from the National Healthcare Group as the Service Champion.
To pursue his further interests in Stroke and Critical Care Neurology, Dr Lee was sent by SingHealth Services on a sabbatical scholarship in 2005 to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in United States of America. That year, he underwent a course in Clinical Practice Improvement Project, and won the top prize in an open competition held by the Ministry of Health. In 2010, his project on Stroke Care came in as First Runner Up at the Ministry of Health Healthcare Quality Improvement Poster Competition.
Dr Lee serves as a reviewer in various medical journals, and he received the Annals Gold Reviewer Award in 2009 by the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
For his countless hours spent in teaching medical students, mentoring many who are now specialists in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Medical Oncology, Intensive Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, general practitioners, family physicians, administrators in healthcare administration, Dr Lee having touched so many lives, was conferred the 2012 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.