Dr. Guan Huei LEE


Dr. Guan Huei LEE
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, NUS
Research Director, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Dr Guan-Huei Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1999, passed the MRCP (UK) examination in 2004, and completed his advance specialist training in Gastroenterology in 2009. He worked as an associate consultant between 2009 to 2011 and was promoted to consultant in January 2012. He served as a clinical fellow in the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London (2010-2011), focusing on liver intensive care.

Dr Lee is now a consultant and assistant professor of the Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS). He was appointed the research director for the gastroenterology division since 2013, helping to drive the division’s research activities.

Dr Lee received his PhD from NUS for his original work on “Hepatitis B pregenomic RNA splicing and its role in viral persistence” in 2014. He had multiple publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has received research grants of over 1 million dollars. He presented in many major international conferences and had received a number of scientific awards. He has been an invited speaker in various local and regional meetings including the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of Liver (APASL) and Gastroenterological Society of Singapore annual meetings.

Dr Lee has looked after liver transplant patients for nearly 10 years and has always find the subject challenging and stimulating at the same time. Recently he and his team discovered the first camel to human transmission of a new strain of hepatitis E virus that caused chronic hepatitis in a liver transplant recipient.