Dr Victor Lee

Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplant Programme, Department of Surgery, NUH

Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS


Dr. Victor Lee’s clinical skills and interests are in the areas of transplant surgery, hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He was awarded the Human Manpower Development Programme in 2008 for transplant surgery, and was appointed as Clinical Fellow in Transplantation Surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 2008 to 2009. In his fellowship year, he was trained in liver transplants, kidney transplants and simultaneous pancreas kidney transplants, in addition to hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery.


Education and Fellowships

MBBS, FRCS(Edin), MMed(Surgery), MSc(Bioinformatics), FAMS


Specialty Interests

  • Liver and bile duct surgery
  • Pancreatic and gallbladder surgery
  • Liver transplantation
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Laparoscopic and single-incision surgery


Awards and Honours

  • ASEAN Secondary Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Singapore (1984-1987)
  • ASEAN Pre-University Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Singapore (1988-1989)
  • Dean’s List, National University of Singapore (1994-1995)
  • Hewlett-Packard Scholarship (Bioinformatics), (2003- 2005)
  • National Medical Research Council – Singapore Totalisator Board Medical Research Fellowship (2005)
  • Health Manpower Development Plan Award, Ministry of Health & National Healthcare Group (2008)


Professional Memberships

Member, Society of Transplantation (Singapore)


Selected Publications

  1. 1. Victor Lee TW, Alex Chung YF, Soo KC. Mucosal Repair of Posterior Perforation of Duodenal Diverticulitis Using Roux Loop Duodenojejunostomy. Asian J of Surgery 2005; 28(2): 139-141
  2. Victor Lee TW, M Magnaye, Tan HW, Thng CH, Ooi LLPJ. Sclerosing haemangioma mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma. Singapore Med J 2005; 46(3): 140-143
  3. Victor Lee TW, Sidney Yip, Tan PH, Siow WY, Weber Lau, Christopher Cheng. Renal cell carcinoma 4 cm or less: An appraisal of its clinical presentation and contemporary surgical management. Asian J Surg 2005; 29(1): 40-3
  4. Victor Lee, Alex Chung, Pierce Chow, Thng CH, Albert Low, London Ooi, Wong WK. Infected pancreatic necrosis- an evaluation of the timing and technique of necrosectomy in a southeast asia population. Ann Acad Med Sing 2006; 35(8): 523-530
  5. Low SW, Iyer SG, Chang SK, Mak KS, Lee VT, Madhavan K. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: safe implementation of successful strategies to reduce conversion rates. Surg Endosc Nov 2009; 23(11): 2424-9. Epub 2009 Mar 5.
  6. Victor Lee, Yip CC, Ganpathi IS, Chang S, Mak KS, Prabhakaran K, Madhavan K. Expanding the donor pool for liver transplantation in the setting of an “opt-out” scheme: 3 years after new legislation. Ann Acad Med Sing 2009; 38(4): 315-7
  7. Radhika Lakshmanan, Iyer SG, Chang S, Victor Lee, Madhavan K. Minimally invasive retroperitoneal pancreatic necrosectomy in the management of infected necrotizing pancreatitis. Surg Lap Endo Percut Tech Feb 2010; 20(1):11-5
  8. Stephen KY Chang, Maria Mayasari, Shridhar Ganpathi Iyer, Victor Tswen Wen Lee, Krishnakumar Madhavan. Single Port Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: a Preliminary Report. Int J of Hepatol 2011 Article ID 579203: 4 pages
  9. Wah Wah Hlaing, Iyer Shridhar Ganpathi, Victor TW Lee, Krishnakumar Madhavan. Value of Alpha-fetoprotein for the Screening of Recurrences in Hepatocellular Carcinoma following resection. Singapore Med J 2011 (accepted)
  10. Rajat Goel, Amit Aggarwal, Jonathan Foo, Lee Kuok Chung, Shaik Ahmad, Victor Tswen-Wen Lee, Davide Lomanto. “Single incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Prospective case series at a single centre in Singapore” Surg Lap Endo Percut Tech Oct 2011; 21(5): 314-317
  11. Palanisamy Kannan, Victor Tswen-Wen Lee, Dong-Hwan Kim. "Highly sensitive amperometric detection of bilirubin using enzyme and gold nanoparticles on sol-gel film modified electrode" TALANTA 2011; 86: 400-407