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LEE Chien Earn

“I am currently the Chief Executive Officer of Changi General Hospital, a 1000 bed public acute teaching hospital. My prior appointments included leadership positions in Health Services, Healthcare Performance, Health Regulation and Health Services Finance in the Ministry of Health Singapore. I am also the Director of Education and Director of the Office of Innovation of the Eastern Health Alliance, the Regional Health System serving the population in Eastern Singapore and chair the Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe), a consortium of nearly 30 healthcare institutions committed to learning and working together to improve the quality of care"


  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Adjunct)
  • Chief Executive Officer at Changi General Hospital (Primary)

Research Areas:

  • Health systems and policy
  • Quality Improvement in healthcare
  • Innovation in healthcare

Teaching Areas:

  • Health systems and policy
  • Quality assurance and improvement

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery), National University of Singapore -1992
  • Master of Medicine (Public Health), Tye Choo Yook Gold Medalist, National University of Singapore 1997
  • Fellow Academy of Medicine (Public Health), Singapore 2003
  • Graduate Diploma in Change Management, Civil Service College Singapore 2007

Career History:

  • Deputy Director of Medical Services, Health Services and Healthcare Performance (July 2010 to Apr 2012)
  • Deputy Director of Medical Services, Healthcare Performance Group (May 2010- June 2010)
  • Senior Director, Healthcare Performance Group (2006 to April 2010)
  • Director, Health Regulation (2004 to 2006).
  • Head, Health Services Finance (2002 – 2004)
  • Director, Corporate Affairs, Singapore General Hospital (2000-2001)
  • Director Education Office Eastern Health Alliance (2014 to date)
  • Director Office of Innovation Eastern Health Alliance (2015 to date)

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Member, Innovative Delivery Models Working Group, Global Health Policy Summit (2011-2012)
  • Member Steering Committee, Asia-Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2011)
  • Member Joint Commission International Standards Advisory Panel (2015)
  • Member, Duke-NUS Health Services and Systems Research Program Review Committee (2013)
  • Member Strategic Review Committee for the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (2014)
  • Member Medishield Life Review Committee and Chairman Subcommittee on Universal Coverage (2014)
  • Registrar, National Registry of Diseases (2009 to 2012)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Health Sciences Authority (2005 to 2013)
  • Member, Health Sciences Authority Health Products Regulatory Technical Expert Advisory Committee (2013 to date)
  • Member Residency Advisory Committee Preventive Medicine (2011 to date)
  • Chairman Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) (2013 to date)
  • Temporary Advisor, World Health Organisation (WHO). Policy Roundtable on Quality in Health Services (2015)

Selected Publications:

  • Outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in a tertiary hospital in Singapore, linked to an index patient with atypical presentation: epidemiological study. KY Chow, CE Lee et al British Medical Journal 2004; 328: 195 
  • Casemix in Singapore (book chapter) CE Lee. In The Globalization of Managerial Innovation in Health Care. Edited by John Kimberly, Gerard de Pouvourville, Thomas d'Aunno,Cambridge University Press 2009
  • Strategies for Health Services (book chapter). CE Lee in Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health 6th edition, eds Detels et al. Oxford University Press (2015). 
  • Singapore's Health Care System: What 50 Years Have Achieved. Eds CE Lee and K Satku World Scientific (2015)

Adjunct Associate Professor
Email chien_earn_lee@cgh.com.sg
Tel (65) 6850 2492


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