Biography Dr. Lee Chin Li is a general surgeon whose interests include complex ‘key hole’ (laparoscopy) surgery of liver, pancreas and bile duct cancers and complex pancreatic and liver surgeries. Apart from performing complex surgeries, Dr. Lee’s scope of practice includes skin lumps/ abscesses, hemorrhoids, hernia surgery, endoscopy and colonic surgery.
Prior to private practice, Dr. Lee was the founding Head of Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery and Consultant General Surgeon at Jurong Health Campus. He was also a Visiting Consultant at the National University Hospital (NUH).
Dr. Lee graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, U.K. and undertook his basic and advanced surgical training in Singapore. He further obtained his Membership of Royal College of Surgeons from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, U.K. and Master in Medicine (Surgery) from the National University Singapore (NUS) before being accredited as a specialist upon obtaining his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr. Lee frequently visits center of excellence for Laparoscopic and Hepato-Pancreatic & Biliary (HPB) surgeries in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan to keep updated with recent advancement in surgeries, and to exchange ideas with renowned experts. Dr. Lee is a member of the International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (IHPBA) and a life member of Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore (HPBAS). An active educator, he is also a clinical lecturer at NUS’ Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and a constant examiner for medical students in the MBBS examinations. He often lectures in local and regional courses on medical and nursing education. For his effort in education, he was awarded the JurongHealth Excellence in Teaching Award (2015/2016) and Best Tutor Award by NUS’ Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
He believes in imparting knowledge and skills to the next generation of trainees and residents. He constantly trains senior residents and junior consultants in advance laparoscopic surgery and complex HPB surgeries. He is frequently invited to teach in local and regional workshops for trainees.
Apart from clinical and academic commitments, Dr. Lee is also an advocate for clinical quality and standards. He previously sat in numerous committees and workgroup at JurongHealth campus. As a clinical lead for ‘laparoscopic cholecystectomy’ Value Driven Outcome (VDO) project, he was appointed by the Ministry of Health, Singapore (MOH) as a member of the ‘Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Clinician Workgroup’.
Dr Lee's specialty interest is bile duct and gallbladder surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and laparoscopic/minimally invasive surgery.