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 entered the private sector in 2013 and ran a successful solo practice before founding gutCARE in 2014.
Dr Jarrod Lee is an established endoscopist in the region. He is known in the field of advanced endoscopy, in complex endoscopic cases and in combining platforms and techniques. He is one of the few doctors in Asia to attain the coveted ASGE AV Award for endoscopy. In 2011, an international expert panel selected his submission from 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 a global reference standard for endoscopy.
Dr Lee is regularly invited as faculty in endoscopic workshops and conferences both locally and regionally where he lectures and performs demonstrations, particularly in his subspecialty interests of advanced endoscopy, digestive cancers and pancreatobiliary disorders. He is one of the few doctors in Singapore whose opinion is recognized by the endoscopy industry, and is routinely invited to evaluate and introduce novel technologies for local practice. He reviews for the major endoscopy journals in the world and consults for the main companies in the 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: evidence based yet patient centric clinical care, multidisciplinary teamwork and good communication with patients and fellow doctors.