Doctor's Profile

Dr Lee Wai Peng

General Surgery

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Fax
6258 7170

Website
https://www.solis.sg

Clinic
Solis Breast Care and Surgery Centre

Address
Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre D #08-64
Singapore 574623

Clinic Hours
9am to 5.30pm (Mon - Fri), 9am to 1pm (Sat)

Background
Dr Lee Wai Peng is a Senior Consultant and Breast Surgeon and she specialises in treating benign and malignant breast conditions. Prior to joining Solis, she was a Senior Consultant and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Changi General Hospital (CGH), a position she grew into following the completion of her advanced specialty training in general surgery in 2014. She strives to provide holistic and individualised care with a personal touch for ladies with breast conditions and is a strong advocate for encompassing cosmesis with surgical therapy.

Training and Qualifications
In April 2007, Dr. Lee obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the National University of Singapore. Soon after, she travelled to the UK to acquire her membership qualifications under the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and started her subspecialty training in General Surgery. She went on to complete her Masters in Surgery at the National University of Singapore in 2014.

In the same year, she completed her advanced training and attained her fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Four years later, she was recognised as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore in General Surgery.

She subsequently completed observership in renowned centres in Japan and UK, to keep herself abreast of newer advanced surgical techniques to allow more patients to benefit from different options of breast conservation surgery. She is also an appointed member of the Singapore Society of Oncology.

Accolades
Dr. Lee is the recipient of numerous service awards including the Eastern Health Alliance Service Award (2012), SingHealth 10 Year Long Service Award (2017), Singapore Health Quality Service Silver Award (2018), and the Singapore Health Quality Gold Award (2020). More recently, she had participated in Changi General Hospital Improvement Festival 2021 where her efforts for putting together a post-operation brochure and kit for breast cancer patients were recognised.

Research Interests
When not engaged in clinical work, you’ll find Dr. Lee passionately engaged in research on methodologies to help breast cancer patients improve their quality of life.

To this day, she continues to be actively involve in publishing clinical findings and is also a regular reviewer in various international journals.

Some of her ongoing research includes understanding the prevalence of breast cancer-related lymphedema after treatment at CGH and its associated impact on quality-of-life outcomes; evaluating the role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound as a predictive diagnostic tool in complex breast cysts; exploring the presence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) effect on the survival outcome of invasive breast cancer; and much more. Her most recent interest is to explore the role and impact of metabolic syndrome on breast cancer patients and their prognosis.

Education
Beyond her research activities, Dr. Lee is driven by a keen motivation to educate the next generation of medical students. Beginning in 2008, she was a clinical lecturer for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and was later promoted to senior clinical lecturer in 2017.

Her growing interest in teaching led her to be appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Lee Kong Chien School of Medicine and given the role of Education Lead for Surgery Track in 2019 to plan the medical curriculum and provide mentorship for the students during their surgical attachment in Changi General Hospital.

Dr. Lee also currently serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor with SingHealth Duke - NUS Surgery Academic Clinical Programme.

Interests
Juggling the commitments from work and having a family with two young children, Dr Lee fully understands the different roles women play in Singapore. Hence, she is able to empathise and guide her patients in their decision-making process during the consultations. When she’s not seeing patients or doing research works, you will find her giving talks to reach out to women to raise awareness for regular breast screening and the importance for early detection of breast cancer.

These days, Dr Lee also enjoys spending time outdoors in the parks and runs once a week. She tries not to miss her bi-weekly yoga classes.