Dr Lee Chee Wan


MBBS (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford),

MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin)

Sub-speciality: Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Special Interests: Cardiac Arrhythmia, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension, Cardiac Device Implantation, Catheter Ablation, Coronary Angiogram

  • Have You Heard Of Cardiac Electrophysiology?
Have You Heard Of Cardiac Electrophysiology?

A Cardiac Electrophysiologist (EP) is a Cardiologist who specialises in managing heart rhythm problems. This specialised knowledge and experience is critical for pacemaker insertion among many other advanced cardiac-related procedures.

Dr Lee Chee Wan is one of the few clinical cardiologists in Singapore who has both medical and doctorate degrees. He studied medicine at the University of Sydney under the John Crawford Scholarship Scheme (Australian Government) and graduated in 1998 with 1st class honors. He then completed his postgraduate medical training in Oxford and subsequently specialist cardiology training in Cambridge, and was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in cardiology (UK) qualification. He received the prestigious Wellcome Trust Fellowship to undertake cardiovascular research and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford. Dr Lee is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He has published in several peer-reviewed international medical journals.

Sub-specialisation: Cardiac Electrophysiologist
As a senior consultant cardiologist, Dr Lee has special interest in cardiac arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure, dyslipidemia and hypertension. He is highly experienced in performing implantation of cardiac devices (loop recorder, pacemaker, defibrillator, cardiac resynchronisation), catheter ablation and coronary angiograms.

Clinical Experience: International & Local
In order to advance his knowledge and skills in complex cardiac pacing and electrophysiology, Dr Lee spent 18 months in Toronto General Hospital of Canada to gain further practical experience. Prior to joining Cardiac Centre International, Dr Lee was a senior consultant and head of the Department of Cardiology at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH). He was also the director of the Cardiovascular Centre, the lead in pacing and cardiac electrophysiology, and the former director of the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at KTPH. In addition, he was a visiting consultant to the National Heart Centre and Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Clinical Teacher at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

With his diverse background, Dr Lee Chee Wan is favorably positioned to provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care to local and international patients. He continues to have visiting rights to National Heart Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and is able to perform cardiac procedures there, should the patient prefer.

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