Dr Lee Kang Hoe is a respiratory physician practising at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. His clinical interests are in critical care and liver transplant. In addition to liver failure and pneumonia, he also treats conditions like severe sepsis with multi-organ failure and provides care for ventilator-dependent and post-liver transplant patients.
Dr Lee graduated from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He was a scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge and a recipient of the Duckworth Prize. He also received support from the Kuok Foundation in Malaysia for his medical studies. Dr Lee underwent an internship with Professor Sir Roy Calne at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and finished his general medicine training at Cambridge before coming to Singapore.
In 1990, he joined the Department of Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore. Dr Lee completed his Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in the United States from 1993 to 1995, and was awarded Fellow of the Year in 1994. From 1994 to 1995, Dr Lee performed research with Professor Michael Pinsky at UPMC on acute lung injury.
Upon his return to Singapore, Dr Lee was a lecturer and associate professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was also the medical director of the ICU at NUH, where he started the liver dialysis programme in 2000.
Dr Lee was with NUS until 2005 when he joined Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore as director of the ICU. Since then, he has been working together with the Asian Centre for Liver Diseases & Transplantation (ACLDT), now known as Asian American Medical Group. Dr Lee has expanded the liver dialysis programme to include other devices, and also helped set up the dedicated liver ICU where he has been active in the management of liver failure and liver transplant patients.
Dr Lee was one of the founding members of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine and is currently still a member of the Specialist Training Committee for Intensive Care Medicine.
He has published extensively in the critical care and liver transplant areas, and he has also been involved in various research protocols together with scientists at NUS and A*STAR.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge, UK
Masters, University of Cambridge, UK
Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, UK
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK