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Dr Kevin Lee
Orthopedic Doctor Singapore

MBBS(Singapore), MMed(Singapore), MRCSEd, FRCSEd(Ortho)

Dr Kevin Lee Boon Leng is a US fellowship-trained senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon. He completed his medical degree at the National University of Singapore in 1996 and has been in clinical practice since then. He is a member of the Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh and a fellow of the Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh (Orthopaedics). He also holds a Master Of Medicine (Orthopaedics), Singapore. Dr Kevin Lee’s sub-specialty interests are in knee replacements and hip surgeries, cartilage repair of the knee, sports injuries of the lower limb  and stem cell therapeutics in orthopaedics.

Dr Kevin Lee underwent sub-speciality training at the Hip & Knee Division, Stanford University Orthopaedic Department, USA. He trained with world-renowned surgeons Professors Stuart B Goodman and William J Maloney in complex knee and hip replacement procedures. He was also involved in both clinical and basic science research on joint replacements, biomaterials and stem cell therapeutics in orthopaedics. Dr Kevin Lee is a founding and council member of the ASEAN Association For Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy (ASSA) and a council member of the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association (AAA). He is also a member of the American Association Of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) , the International Association Of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).

Dr Lee contact information is available at bottom of page

Dr Kevin Lee is a Visiting Consultant to the National University Hospital, Singapore and a consultant for Zimmer Inc, one of the largest orthopaedic implant companies in the world. He travels frequently to conduct teaching courses and give talks to regional and international surgeons. Dr Kevin Lee has won multiple awards - the National University Hospital STAR Award in 2006 and 2007 and the SPRING EXSA Service Silver Award in 2009 for excellent patient care.  During his previous tenure in the National University Hospital, Singapore, he was the Principal Investigator who established the National University Health System’s (NUHS) Total Hip and Knee Replacement Registry in 2008. As a Co-Principal Investigator, he was also instrumental in setting up the NUHS’s Sports Registry.

Dr Kevin Lee is actively involved in education and research. In 2005, Dr Kevin Lee became the first orthopaedic surgeon to win both the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Investigator Award   (for his work on mesenchymal stem cells and cartilage repair in the knee) and the N Balachandran Award in the same year. He mentored his trainee to win an unprecedented second time the Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award in 2009. Dr Kevin Lee was a Principal Investigator for several active grants (> $500,000) and was the Co-Principal Investigator for numerous other grants involving cartilage repair, stem cells, biomaterials and joint replacements. He is still currently actively involved in these projects.

Dr Lee is an avid sportsman who was a competitive windsurfer in his school days. He currently plays golf (playing off a handicap of 16) and scuba dives for fun, and does cycling, swimming and land paddling for fitness.

Dr Kevin Lee’s Bibiliography

Current appointments

  • Co-founder and Medical Director, Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group
  • Medical Director, Pinnacle Joint & Sports Centre
  • Visiting Consultant, National University Hospital, Singapore
  • Visiting Consultant In Parkway Group Of Hospitals (Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Gleneagles, Parkway East), Raffles Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • Medical Advisory Board Member, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

    Recent past appointments
  • Medical Director of the Centre For Joint & Cartilage Surgery and the Singapore Sports Orthopaedic Surgery Centre (2011-2013)
  • Deputy Chairman, Medical Board of the Singapore Medical Group (2011-2013)
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Division of Hip and Knee Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore (2008-2011)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2008-2011)
  • Assistant Professor in Hip & Knee Division, Stanford University Orthopaedic Department, USA (2007)

    Dr Kevin Lee’s Professional Affiliations
  • Visiting Consultant, National University Hospital, Singapore
  • Founding & Council Member, ASEAN Society For Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy (ASSA)
  • Council Member, ASEAN Arthroplasty Association (AAA)
  • Member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Member of The International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • Member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ortho), Edinburgh (2005)
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics) (2002), National University of Singapore
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (2001)
  • United States Medical Licensing (USMLE), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification (1998)

    Dr Kevin Lee’s Professional Awards
  • SPRING Singapore EXSA Silver Award 2009
  • Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Award 2007
  • NUH STAR Award July-September 2006 and January-March 2007
  • Minister For Health Award for the medical relief effort after the Indonesian Earthquake in May (Team Leader of the National University Hospital Team) 2006
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association-Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Ambassador 2006
  • AO East Asia Junior Travelling Ambassador 2004

Academic & Scientific Awards by Dr Kevin Lee

  • 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

    Educational Activities (Selected) by Dr Kevin Lee
  • Faculty, Annual FRCS (Ortho) Postgraduate Course in Orthopaedics, 2008 till present
  • Scientific Chairman, Combined Singapore Orthopaedic Association/ ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, 2010
  • Convenor, FRCS (Ortho) Exam, 2009
  • Examiner for the Final Professional Examination for the Degrees of MBBS 2009, 2010
  • Convenor for the Final MBBS Examination for Orthopaedic Surgery 2007, National University Hospital
  • Organising committee member for the 2006 Singapore Orthopaedic Association 29th Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Organising committee member for the 1st International Cartilage Research Society Surgical Skills Workshop in Asia, Singapore 2006
  • Convenor for Final MBBS Examination for Orthopaedic Surgery 2003, Alexandra Hospital

    Educational Talks and Courses by Dr Kevin Lee
  • Course Chairman and Faculty, 2013 Zimmer Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Course, Malaysia
  • Faculty and Speaker, 2011 Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Arthroplasty Association Meeting
  • Faculty, 2011 Zimmer Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Course, MalaysiaCourse Director for the 2010 SOA-Stanford University Revision Knee Arthroplasty Instructional Course
  • Faculty for the 2010 National University Hospital Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Course
  • Faculty for the 2010 Indonesian Orthopaedic Association Meeting’s Hip and Knee Course
  • Invited Speaker and Moderator for the 2010 Thai Hip and Knee Society/ 4th Asean Arthroplasty Association Meeting
  • Invited Speaker for the 2010 Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress “Stem Cell Therapy in Knee Defects”
  • Instructor for the 2009 Arthrocare Advanced Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Course, Singapore
  • Invited Chairman and Speaker for the Kordel’s Joint Health Symposium 2009 “Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Injuries”
  • Invited Speaker for the 8th Vietnam Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting in Hanoi 2009 “Innovative Cartilage Repair Techniques in the Knee”
  • Invited Speaker for the 5th Pain Summit in Shanghai 2009 “Innovative New Techniques in Cartilage Repair and Total Joint Replacement”
  • Invited Speaker for the 2009 National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Meeting Stem Cell Track “A Novel Technique in Cartilage Repair in the Human Knee”
  • Course Director for the 2009 NUH Cadaveric Course on Useful Outpatient Procedures for the Practising General Practicioner
  • Speaker for the Pfizer General Practioner (CME) Lunch Talk Series “ Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Injuries in the Hip and Knee” 2009
  • Speaker for the Stem Cell Biology Course at the Institute of Medical Biology (2008)
  • Invited Chairman for the Adult Reconstruction Symposium at the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association (2008)
  • Speaker for the National University Hospital Public Forum “Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Injuries- Cutting Edge Treatments” Jan 2007
  • Invited Chairman for the Cartilage Symposium at the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association (2006)
  • Faculty for the 2006 Hands-On Cadaveric Course for General Practitioners

    Research Publications & Presentations (Selected)

Research Grants (From Most Recent) by Dr Kevin Lee

  • Principal Investigator- A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluating a Novel Minimally-Invasive Technique of Cartilage Repair in the Human Knee Using Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid, awarded the 2009 National Healthcare Group Small Innovative Grant (NHG-SIG Grant) ($440,000.00)   
  • Principal Investigator: A Phase One Multi-Center Study of a Novel, Minimally-Invasive Technique of Repairing Large Cartilage Lesions in the Human Knee- awarded the 2007 National Healthcare Group Small Innovative Grant (NHG-SIG Grant)
  • Principal Investigator- National University Hospital System Total Hip and Knee Replacement Registry
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Biomimetic 3D nanofibrous scaffold/MSCs composites for bonegraft applications – project with NUS Bioengineering Department, awarded the 2008 National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Grant Approved ($493,300.00).
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Capture of Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Bioabsorbable Nanofibers- National University of Singapore (NUS) Academic Research Fund
  • Co-Principal Investigator : Cartilage Regeneration Using 3D Nanofibrous Scaffolds Enriched with Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells– project with NUS Bioengineering Department (Funded under NUH Pitch for Fund)

Scientific Publications (From Most Recent) by Dr Kevin Lee

  • “A novel, minimally-invasive technique of cartilage repair in the human knee using arthroscopic microfracture and injections of mesenchymal stem cells and hyaluronic acid–a prospective comparative study on safety and short-term efficacy”. Annals Acad Med Singapore 2012 Nov;41(11):511-17
  • “Comparative Study On Strength Of Knee Joint Using Various Material Methods”. Int. J. Comp. Mat. Sci. Eng 2012.01
  • “Lower Limb Injuries in Regular Runners- An Asian Perspective”. J Orthopaedics 2012;9(2)e4
  • “Treatment Of Secondary Osteonecrosis Using An Injectable Bone Graft Substitute”. J. Orthopaedics 2011;8(4)e15
  • “Clinical outcome following treatment of stable and unstable intertrochanteric fractures with dynamic hip screw”. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2011 Nov;40(11):482-7
  • “Patellar Management in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Is Patellar Resurfacing a Better Option?”. Lee K et al. J Arthroplasty2010 Jun;25(4):589-93. Epub 2009 Jun 2
  • Aseptic versus septic revision total knee arthroplasty: Patient satisfaction, outcome and quality of life improvement. Lee K et al. Knee 2010 Jun;17(3):200-3. Epub 2009 Oct 28
  • Current State and Future of Joint Replacements in the Hip and Knee. Lee K, SB Goodman. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2008 May;5(3):383-93
  • Injectable Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Large Cartilage Defects—A Porcine Model. Lee K et al. Stem Cells. 2007; 25: 2964-2971
  • Cell Therapy For Secondary Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Condyles Using the Cellect DBMTM System – A Preliminary Report. Lee K, SB Goodman. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Mar 27 (Epub)
  • Review: Cell Therapy for Bone Regeneration – Bench to Bedside. Lee K, Chan CK, Patil N, SB Goodman. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2008 Sep 5 (Epub)
  • Porous Tantalum in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery. N Patil, Lee K, SB Goodman. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2008 Oct 6 (Epub)
  • Retroperitoneal Hematoma: An Unusual Cause of Pain Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. MA Pouliot, Lee KB, SB Goodman. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Oct 8 (Epub)
  • An Unusual Complication of Intravenous Subutex Abuse- 2 Cases of Septic Sacroilitis. S Yang, K Lee. Accepted for publication by Singapore Medical Journal
  • Reconstuctive Challenges in the Management of a rare case of Sphenoid Osteosarcoma” – Singapore Med J. 2001 Dec;42(12):586-9
  • Emergency Laparoscopic Procedures – The CGH Experience – Ann Acad Med Singapore.2002 Mar;31(2):155-7
  • Cancellous Screw Fixation for Neck of Femur Fractures “ with the Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH and CGH – Ann Acad Med Singapore 2004;33:248-51
  • Musculoskeletal melioidosis masquerading as diabetic amyotrophy-Singapore Med J. 2005 May;46(5):233-5. (Second Author)

Scientific Meeting Presentations by Dr Kevin Lee

  • Proximal Tibial Osteotomy For Medial Compartment Arthritis Of The Knee- Invited Speaker, 2012 Combine Asean Orthopaedic Association and Indonesian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting
  • Metal Augmentation In Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty- Invited Speaker, 2011 Malaysian Orthopaedic Association/ ASEAN Arthroplasty Association Combined Scientific Meeting
  • Stem Extensions In Revision Knee Arthroplasty- Invited Speaker, 2010 Thai Hip & Knee Society/ ASEAN Arthroplasty Association Combined Scientific Meeting
  • The Future of Joint Replacements in the Knee – Knee Society Meeting, 2008 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Co-author
  • Functional Outcomes, Complications and Mortality in Stable vs Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures Treated with a Dynamic Hip Screw- Presented at the 2008 European Trauma Society Meeting. Co-author
  • Lower Limb Injuries in Runners – A Review of 429 Athletes. Presented at the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, 2007
  • Minimally-Invasive Stem Cell Therapy for Large Cartilage Defects- A Porcine Model. Presented at the 6th International Cartilage Repair Society Meeting 2006, San Diego
  • Proximal Femoral Fractures Treated with the 950 Condylar Blade Plate – A Series of 45 Cases – presented at the 26th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting

Dr Kevin Lee Contact & Clinic Information


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