More than 20 years of clinical experience and is a pioneer interventional pain specialist
Dr. Bernard Lee is the Consultant Pain Specialist with more than 15 years of clinical experience and the Founder of Singapore Paincare Center. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Paincare Holdings Limited (“Singapore Paincare”) that is listed on Singapore Exchange in 2020.
Under the leadership of Dr. Bernard Lee, Singapore Paincare has expanded its medical network from 9 to 18 locations islandwide and added physiotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”) to its range of pain care services within a short 2 years.
Since the Group’s initial public offering, he has guided it to record top and bottom-line growth in FY2022.
Singapore Paincare has also won the Brands for Good Award 2020 in the Leadership for Good category, demonstrating Dr. Lee’s dedication to making a positive impact on society through community work, public education, and delivering quality pain care services to the masses.
Its specialist clinic, Singapore Paincare Center was awarded the title of Winner, Pain Care Centre of the Year Asia Pacific 2020.
Dr. Lee founded Singapore Paincare Academy to impart medical knowledge and principles to the Group’s allied health and medical professionals (including TCM practitioners, therapists and physiotherapists), ensuring that they are well-equipped to provide accurate pain diagnosis and treatment in accordance with the proprietary Painostic approach.
As one of Singapore’s Pioneer Interventional Pain Specialists, Dr. Lee started the Chronic and Interventional Pain Management Service in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2002; he was appointed as a Director of the Pain Management Unit under the Department of Anaesthesia at Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2002 to 2007. As the clinical director, Dr. Lee established various clinical programmes, including Singapore’s first intensive rehabilitation program for difficult pain conditions.
Dr. Bernard Lee was also instrumental in setting up
A leader in his field, Dr. Lee established knifeless surgery via “state-of-the-art” – specialised laser/balloon injections to help patients with pain conditions such as (slipped disc, nerve compression, arthritis, frozen shoulder).
He is also trained in medical acupuncture. This adds a different dimension to the provision of evidence-based practices within interventional pain procedures, to the benefit of patients. Dr. Lee’s wide spectrum of expertise allows him to make correct assessment and provide effective pain relief via multi-dimensional treatments.
With a strong passion to teach, train and share, Dr. Lee has been continually involved in the education sector; from 2011 to 2017, he was a clinical lecturer at the National University of Singapore, and from 2011 to 2018, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. Over the years, he has also trained and mentored many doctors, locally and overseas, in both the knowledge and the practice of Pain Medicine. Being an active advocate for education on pain issues, he founded the Singapore Chronic Pain Society, aimed at bringing pain management awareness to the public.
Dr. Lee obtained, from the National University of Singapore, a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1994. Subsequently, he was awarded postgraduate Masters of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) (Singapore). For sub-specialisation in pain management, Dr Lee underwent further training and was awarded a Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist, Australia).
Dr. Bernard Lee possesses a strong belief in giving back to society. Since 2010, he has been an actively volunteering in elderly homes and senior centres and has been providing free medical consultations and treatments to needy patients yearly.