AOA INVITED GUEST
Eng Hin Lee
AOA Asia Pacific Professor
Dr Lee is currently Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the National University of Singapore. He is Emeritus Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery at the National University Hospital and Senior Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He was a former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dr Lee received his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in Canada and specializes in Paediatric Orthopaedics. He is acknowledged internationally as a leader in paediatric orthopaedics and is an elected member of the International Paediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank.
Dr Lee is currently the Program Leader of the NUS Tissue Engineering Program and is known for his research on Stem Cells in the Musculoskeletal System, especially Cartilage Repair and Regeneration. His research has won him the Best Scientific Paper Award by the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America twice. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award from the National University of Singapore for 2006 and the Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award from the Ministry of Health in 2008. He was given the Lee Foundation/NHG Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Dr Lee is a Deputy Editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Co-Editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Open Access, and is on the editorial boards of several international refereed journals in orthopaedic surgery (including Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics(A), Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics(B), Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and reviews regularly for high impact journals in orthopaedics, stem cells and tissue engineering. He has over 150 publications in refereed journals and over 300 conference papers. He has coauthored a book entitled Stem Cells: from Bench to Bedside which is used by many international centres as a reference and textbook for stem cell courses. The book is now in its second edition.