Country: Singapore

Name: Dr. Lee Yeow Hian

Education:Royal College of Physicians (UK), Masters degree in Sleep Medicine with the University of Sydney in 2007


Dr. Lee Yeow Hiangraduated with honours from the Faculty of Medicine at the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1997. He underwent his basic medical training in the United Kingdom. Subsequent to becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), he embarked upon his advanced training in Respiratory Medicine in Alexandra Hospital and Tan TockSeng Hospital in Singapore.

He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program Award to do a fellowship in Sleep Medicine in The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney where he trained under world leaders in Sleep Medicine such as Professor Ron Grunstein. He obtained his Masters degree in Sleep Medicine with the University of Sydney in 2007, where he worked with another doyen in field, Professor Colin Sullivan, the inventor of CPAP (Continuous Airway Pressure) therapy. This makes him one of the few Sleep medicine Specialists in Singapore with formal qualifications registrable with the Singapore Medical Council.

Since coming back to Singapore, Dr. Lee was appointed as the principle physician in charge of the sleep laboratory in Alexandra Hospital and subsequently in Tan TockSeng Hospital. Prior to coming out to private practice, he was a Consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in Tan TockSeng Hospital where he was instrumental in developing the sleep services in TTSH. He continues to be a visting consultant and helms the sleep services in both Tan TockSeng Hospital and KhooTeckPuat Hospital.

Dr. Lee is recognised in his expertise in Sleep Medicine and has been invited to speak at major scientific conferences internationally as well as in the region, including the World Congress of Sleep Apnoea in Seoul in 2009. He is passionate about the education and professional development of Sleep Medicine Professionals and has been involved in the training of budding sleep physicians and technologists in Singapore as well as in the region.

He was appointed as a core faculty member of the Simulation and Integrated Medical Training Advancement Centre at Tan TockSeng Hospital and was also appointed as a trainer in Intensive Care Medicine by the Joint Committee on Specialist Training in Singapore. He has received teaching appointments with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore and has lectured at the Alice Lee Centre of Nursing Studies.

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