Dr Jarrod Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and attained specialist accreditation in 2009. In 2010, he was invited to set up a Gastroenterology Service for the then newly opened Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where he established the Endoscopy Centre and Division of Gastroenterology. He left for the private sector in 2013 and ran a successful solo practice before founding gutCARE in 2014.
Dr Jarrod Lee is a well-recognised endoscopist in the region. He has established himself in advanced endoscopy, in complex endoscopic cases and in combining endoscopic platforms and techniques. He is one of a few doctors in Asia to win the coveted ASGE AV Award for endoscopy.
In 2011, an international expert panel selected his submission over 100 submissions from 17 countries to win the prestigious international award. His technique for endoscopic ultrasound was included in the ASGE Learning Library, which serves as an international reference standard for endoscopy. Dr Lee is regularly invited as faculty in endoscopic workshops and conferences both locally and regionally. He lectures and performs demonstrations extensively, especially in his subspecialty interests of advanced endoscopy, digestive cancers and pancreatobiliary disorders. He is one of the few doctors in Singapore recognized as a ‘Key Opinion Leader’ by the industry leaders in endoscopy and is invited to evaluate new endoscopic technologies in Singapore. He reviews for the top endoscopy journals in the world and consults for the major companies in the endoscopy industry.
Despite the many advances in endoscopy, Dr Lee believes that technology does not replace technique, which one must constantly evolve and improve. And endoscopy does not replace the fundamentals of good clinical practice: the evidence based yet patient centric clinical care, multi-disciplinary teamwork and good communication with patients and family physicians.