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Dr Lee Chee Hoe Lester

Dr Lee Chee Hoe Lester

 MBBS (England), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Surgical Neurology)


National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurosurgery, Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interest: General Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Neurosurgery, Spine and Spinal Disorders, Spine Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Consultant Neurosurgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Consultant NNI @CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Consultant CGH-NNI Integrated Spine Centre Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore


Dr Lee Chee Hoe Lester is Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, at the National Neuroscience Institute.


  • MBBS (England)
  • MMed (Surgery)
  • FRCS (Surgical Neurology)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute


  • SingHealth Publish! Award, 2019

Research Interests

  • Stroke
  • Spine tumours
  • Spine instrumentation
  • Spine neurophysiology
  • Skull base pathology
  • Brain tumours
  • Brain and spine metastases


Refereed Journals

Original Articles

  1. Lee L, Sitoh YY, Ng WH.
    Cortical reorganisation of motor functional areas in cerebral arteriovenous malformation.
    J Clin Neurosci. 2013 May. 20 (9): 649 – 653.
  2. Lee L, Rahim S, Thomas J, Ng WH.
    An S shaped incision for the insertion of deep brain stimulators.
    Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 sept. 155 (9): 1671 - 1674
  3. Lee L, Ker J, Quah BL, Chou N, Choy D, Yeo TT.
    A retrospective analysis and review of an institution’s experience with the complications of cranioplasty.
    Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Oct. 27 (5): 629-635
  4. Lee L, Ng V, Kumar D, Kon NKK, Rao J, Lee KK, Ng H, Ng I, Wang E
    The use of programmable versus nonprogrammable shunts in the management of hydrocephalus secondary to subarachnoid haemorrhage: An institution’s experience with cost/benefit analysis.
    J Neurosurg 2014 Oct. 121(4): 899-903
  5. Rao J, Tiruchelvarayan R, Lee L.
    Palliative surgery for cervical spine metastasis.
    Singapore Med J. 2014 Nov. 55 (11): 569-73
  6. Lee L, Ker J, Ng HY, Munusamy T, King NK, Kumar D, Ng WH.
    Outcomes of chronic subdural hematoma drainage in nonagenerians and centenarians: a multicentre study.
    J Neurosurg. 2016 Feb. 124 (2): 546 – 551.
  7. Lee L, Low S, Low D, Ng LP, Nolan C, Seow WT.
    Late pediatric ventriculoperitoneal shunt failures: a Singapore tertiary institution’s experience.
    Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Nov. 41 (5): E7
  8. Lee L, Lo YT, See AAQ, Hsieh PJ, James ML, King NKK.
    Long term recovery profile of patients with severe disability or in vegetative states following severe primary intracerebral haemorrhage.
    J Crit Care. 2018 Dec. 48: 269 – 275.
  9. Ang SYL, Lee L, See AAQ, Ang TY, Ang BT, King NKK
    Incidence of biomarkers in high grade gliomas and their impact on survival in a diverse South East Asian cohort.
    BMC Cancer. 2020 Jan 31. 20 (1): 79
  10. Lee L, Loh D, Kam King NK.
    Posterior fossa surgery for stroke: Differences in outcomes between cerebellar haemorrhages and infarcts.
    World Neurosurg. 2020 Mar. 135: e373 – e381.
  11. Lim JX, Loh D, Tan L, Lee L.
    Use of fluorescein sodium to obtain histological diagnosis of primary Central nervous system lymphoma ghost tumour despite disappearance on intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging: technical note and review of the literature.
    Br J Neurosurg. 2020 Dec: 1-7
  12. Lo YT, Ang YLS, Yang VS, Kanavathy DT, Liang S, Lee L.
    Motor deficits at presentation and predictors of overall survival in central nervous system lymphomas.
    J Neurooncol. 2021 Jan. 151 (2): 295 – 306.

Review articles

Letters, Editorials and Case Reports

  1. Lee L, Saran F, Hargrave D, Bodi I, Bassi S, Hortobagyi T
    Germinoma with synchronous lesions in the pineal and suprasellar regions.
    Childs Nerv Syst. Dec 2006. 22 (12): 1513 – 1518.
  2. Chandra C, Lee L, Hossain F, Johal H.
    A rare case of isolated wound implantation of colorectal adenocarcinoma complicating an incisional hernia: Case report and a review of the literature.
    World J Surg Onco. 2008. 6:5

Research Trials