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A/Prof Lee Pyng

Designations:
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Qualifications:
MBBS (NUS), MRCP (UK), M.Med (Int Med)
Specialties:
Medicine
Sub-Specialties:
Intensive Care Medicine, Respiratory Medicine
Special Interests:
Lung cancer, Plural disease, Obstructive airway disease, Brochoscopy, Pleuroscopy

Biosketch

Lee Pyng is Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is also Director of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, National University Hospital. Associate Professor Lee has an active interest in lung cancer, pleural disease, obstructive airway disease, bronchoscopy and pleuroscopy. She was the past President of Singapore Thoracic Society, and serves on international scientific committees in Lung Cancer, Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology as well as American College of Chest Physician Steering Committees. She represents Singapore as Global Governor for American College of Chest Physicians and is invited locally and overseas to speak and instruct in pleuroscopy, bronchoscopy and lung cancer. Associate Professor Lee is the author of publications in peer-reviewed journals, has written a manual and a book on pleuroscopy which has worn the British Medical Association Best Book Award in internal medicine in 2011. She received the Young Investigator’s award 2000 for work in asthma, Best Poster Award for research in talc and cancer cells at CHEST 2006, Best Original Investigation and Presentation at Chest World Congress 2014, and the Geoffrey McLennan Award for advancing the field of Interventional Pulmonology at CHEST 2014, Austin, Texas. She has completed her PhD on New Applications of Bronchoscopic Techniques conferred by Vrije University, Amsterdam.

Awards

  • BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR BEST BOOK IN
  • INTERNAL MEDICINE CATEGORY 2011. Atlas and Manual of Medical Thoracoscopy/ Pleuroscopy (Loddenkemper R, Mathur PN, Noppen M, Lee Pyng, editors).
  • UNIVERSITY MEDICINE CLUSTER (UMC) TEACHING AWARD 2012
  • BEST ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION AND PRESENTATION AT CHEST WORLD CONGRESS 2014
  • NUH TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2014
  • GEOFFREY McLENNAN AWARD FOR ADVANCING FIELD OF INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR BRONCHOSCOLOGY AND INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY, CHEST 25 OCT 2014.
  • DOCTORATE OF MEDICINE, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS 16 DEC 2014
  • AC SHAH ORATION AWARD FOR WOMAN RESEARCHER IN INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY BY INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR BRONCHOLOGY 2018.
  • NUS MEDICAL SOCIETY OUTSTANDING TUTOR AWARD 2018
  • PASQUALE CIAGLIA AWARD 2019 recognizing the individual’s contribution to interventional pulmonology by AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS. Conferred at CHEST New Orleans, USA 2019.

Journals & Publications

1. Li A, Khoo KL, Tan CL, Pang A, Lee P. Lymphadenopathy and upper airway obstruction. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;191(1):e1-3.

2. Liam CK, Andarini S, Lee P, Ho JC, Chau NQ, Tscheikuna J. Lung cancer staging now and in the future. Respirology. 2015;20:526-34

3. Siow WT, Lee P. Unusual Cause of Localised Bronchiectasis. Thorax 2017;72:191-2.

4. Chan HP, Liew MF, Seet JE, Lee P. Use of cryobiopsy during pleuroscopy for diagnosis of sarcomatoid malignant mesothelioma. Thorax 2017;72:193-5.

5. Thomas R, Fysh ETH, Smith NA, Lee P, et al. Effect of an indwelling pleural catheter vs talc pleurodesis on hospitalization days in patients with malignant pleural effusion: The AMPLE randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2017;318:1903-12.

6. Lee P, Tan Ze-ying, Pham T. All that wheezes is not asthma. Thorax 2018;73:792.

7. Lee P, Chee CBE. Xpert MTB/RIF for rapid detection of TB and rifampicin resistance in the evaluation of tracheobronchial lesions: What's to stop its use? Respirology. 2018; 23:889-90.

8. Lee P, Folch E. Medical Thoracoscopy: Advances and Increasing Role for Interventional Pulmonologists. Seminars of Respiratory and Critical Care Med 2018;39:693-703.

9. Liam CK, Stone E, Andarini S, Liam YS, Lam DC, Lee P. Molecular testing of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in the Asia-Pacific region. Respirology 2020;25:685-7.

10. Langton D, Lee P. Bronchial thermoplasty: Redefining its role. Respirology. 2020;25:981-6.

11. Goh K, Lee P, Foo A, et al. Characteristics and Outcomes of Airway Involvement in Esophageal Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov 5:S0003-4975(20)31868-3

12. Tan R, Li A, Seet JE, Lee P. Metastases from tracheal adenoidcystic carcinoma. Thorax. 2020 Oct 6:thoraxjnl-2020-215760

Professional Memberships

  • Director Interventional Pulmonology
    American College of Chest Physicians Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork Steering Committee 
  • Section Editor for Respirology
    Board of Associates for Institute of Pulmonology Medical Research & Development (Mumbai)
  • Associate Editor, Editorial Board Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • American Thoracic Society Assembly on Clinical Problems
  • Faculty of 1000 Medicine: Lung Cancer
  • American College of Chest Physicians Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork Steering Committee
  • Core Program Committee of 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2015),
  • International Scientific Committee for World Conference on Lung Cancer.
  • International Scientific Committee for World Congress of Bronchology and World Congress for
  • Bronchoesophagology
  • Past Regent of Singapore for American College of Chest Physicians
  • Past President, Singapore Thoracic Society
  • Global Governor for Singapore at American College of Chest Physicians



 

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