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Dr. Tan Tze Lee
Dr Tan Tze Lee

Adj Asst Prof Tan Tze Lee, MBChB(Edin), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Edin)

Dr Tan Tze Lee graduated MBChB(Edin) from the University of Edinburgh in 1987, and was Medical Resident in the National University Hospital Department of Medicine, obtained his MRCP(UK) in 1992, and was made Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh in 2010. He established “The Edinburgh Clinic” in 1992, where he is Principal Partner. He is visiting consultant in the Family Medicine Division, Department of Medicine at the National University Hospital, and is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine for Family Medicine, and the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School for Family Medicine and Continuing Care.

He is the Vice President of the College of Family Physicians, Singapore, council member of the Singapore Medical Association, member of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors [APAME], and the Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Association of Medical Journal Editors [SAMJE]. He continues to serve as a peer reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal and the Singapore Family Physician Journal.

He is President of the COPD Association, Singapore, member of the General Practice Asia Pacific Respiratory Board, and Board member and Director of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group [IPCRG]. He served in the advisory group for the 6th IPCRG International Conference in 2012, the organising committee for the 7th IPCRG International Conference, Athens 2014, and was the organising Chairman for the Singapore Medical Association National Medical Convention 2014, and the Chairman of the Organising and Scientific Programme Committees for the 4th IPCRG Scientific Meeting in Singapore 2015. He was a committee member and contributing author of the Singapore Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guidelines 2013, and is currently on the working group for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Practice Guidelines 2015.

Active in adult medical education, he has chaired various symposia and family practice skills courses. He organized the 1st Airways School, Asia Pacific in Singapore in July 2010, and was Vice Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Primary Care Research Conference held in Singapore in 2010. His passion for public education led him give public talks on lung health, such as the “Love Our Lungs” Series in 2009 and 2010, as well as to staff at Phillips-Respironics, Singapore. He has spoken at GP talks on COPD, including “The role of inflammation in airway diseases: differentiating treatment by patient type” in March 2011, “Management of COPD in GP Clinical Practice–Diagnosis & Treatment Options” in August 2011, “COPDAS Gold Guidelines Update” Dec. 2011, and “Improving Local Primary Care COPD Emergencies” in April 2012, “Improving Asthma Control: Challenges in Practice” in July 2013, Singapore and “The Best of Primary Care” in Dec 2013.

He has spoken at several GP CME talks on metabolic disease, including the symposia “Simultaneous Management of Cardio-metabolic Risks” in May 2010, and “Effective Hypertension Management: The Role of Combination Therapy” in October 2011.

He is member of the CME Coordinating Committee and the Family Physician Accreditation Board of the Singapore Medical Council, member of the AIC GP Advisory Panel, member of HSA’s Health Products Regulatory Technical Expert Advisory Committee (HPRTEAC) and Product Vigilance Advisory Committee, and was previously a member of the Ministry of Health’s Planning & Implementation Working Committee & Co-Chairman of the Family Medicine Clinic Sub-Committee.

He is happily married with 3 children, and enjoys photography, harp music and a good walk.