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Associate Professor Lee Cheng Chuan

Associate Professor Lee Cheng Chuan

Associate Professor Lee Cheng Chuan

Senior Consultant

MBBS (S), M Med (Int Med), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS (S)

Clinical Interests
General Infectious Diseases, HIV Medicine, Emerging, Communicable and Tropical Infectious Diseases

Language(s) spoken
English, Mandarin, Hokkien


Associate Professor Lee Cheng Chuan is a senior consultant in infectious diseases. He received his basic medical degree and Master of Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore. He is a member and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, United Kingdom and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.  Dr Lee received his specialist training in Singapore and the USA at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) of Northwestern University, Chicago, and the Comprehensive AIDS Centre at NMH.

Besides General Infectious Diseases, Dr Lee's special clinical interest is in HIV medicine. He was actively involved in the outbreak response management of Nipah virus, 2003 SARS-CoV and 2019 SARS-CoV-2  infections in Singapore. For his work on SARS in 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Valour.

Apart from clinical practice, Dr Lee has a keen interest in teaching. He is an Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU. He was given the TTSH Best Teacher Award 2018-2019 and NHG Teaching award for senior doctors in 2019.

He was President of the Society for Infectious Disease, Singapore from 2008 to 2011. Together with the volunteers, he is an advocate for patients with HIV/AIDS and was the Vice President for Action for AIDS (S) 2011-2013. He was given the Red Ribbon award by AFA in 2016. In 2013, Dr Lee was given the National Healthcare Humanity Award.

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