Dr Warren Lee

Paediatrics, Growth & Diabetes Center

I'm Dr Warren Lee

I trained as a paediatrician in Singapore and in paediatric endocrinology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, started the paediatric endocrinology service in KK Children’s Hospital in 1997 , and also helped to start adolescent medicine services in KK Childrens Hospital in 2007.

I have travelled to and taught on diabetes and endocrine topics all over the world both in developed and developing countries, on every continent except Antarctica . I have been looking after children and young people with diabetes of all types since 1992, been a somatropin prescriber since 1993-4, and an pump prescriber since 1998-99. I have spent much of my career in public hospital practice but also more than a decade in various international NGOs, professional organisations, and a few years in parliament, and in the last few years, teaching healthcare providers in Asia and Africa.

My Professional Philosophy y

My policy is to try and assess my patients as carefully and thoroughly as I am able, and to try to get to the bottom of the problem. Then I will try to explain to the patient, the parents and family members what is going on, what can and what cannot be done. If treatment is possible, we will go through the various options together and take it from there, to choose what is in the best interest of the child and the family, in the context of the country, the culture and the constraints of time and resources. If treatment options are not possible or expectations cannot be met, I want to be up front with you, so that you will not be disappointed later, by me or by another healthcare provider.

Professional Profile

  • MBBS ( NUS) 1985
  • M Med Paediatrics ( NUS ) 1992
  • Fellow Academy of Medicine, Singapore ( Paediatrics ) 1997
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of London 2000
  • Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2007


  • Senior Consultant ( Part Time ) , Endocrinology Service, Dept of Paediatric Medicine, KKH
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Examiner MMed Family Medicine, NUS ( Paediatrics )
  • Examiner, MBBS Final Professional Examinations, NUS ( Paediatrics )
  • Member, Standing Committee for Research and Advocacy, Singapore Children’s Society
  • Committee member, Anti-Doping Singapore , Ministry of Community Development , Youth and Sports
  • Auditor, Singapore Paediatic Society
  • Advisor, Diabetic Society of Singapore
  • Advisor, Singapore Press Holdings Employees Union

Membership of professional organisations

  • Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society ( founding member )
  • European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology
  • Endocrine Society of America
  • International Diabetes Federation
  • International Executive Board member 1996-2006
  • Chairman, IDF Western Pacific Regional Council, 2002-2003
  • International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
  • ISPAD Advisory Council member 2002-2003
  • Convenor, ISPAD 30th Annual Scientific Meeting 2004
  • American Diabetes Association ( professional member )
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists ( associate member )
  • Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group ( associate member )

Recent speaking engagements

  • Medtronic pumps and CGMS, Satellite workshop, 28 NOV 2009, AFES 2009, Bangkok
  • World Diabetes Congress, Montreal, Canada
  • Indonesian Paediatric Association workshop on childhood diabetes, Bali2010
  • 2nd Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes ( AASD ) meeting, Okayama, Japan
  • Changing Diabetes in Childhood Programme, Zanzibar, Tanzania and Entebbe , Uganda
  • 4th International Scientific Meeting, Diabetes India, New Delhi
  • Eli Lilly Mexico Cancun, with Professor Philip Home and Prof Eberhard Standl
  • 1st Asia Pacfic Conference on Controversies to Consensus in Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension ( CODHy 2011 ) Shanghai
  • World Diabetes Congress, Dubai 2011
  • CDIC programme rollout teaching in Bangalore, Mumbai
  • Bangladesh Institute for Diabetes , Endocrinology and Research in Metabolism ( BIRDEM)
  • Tanzanian Diabetes Association, African Diabetes Congress

Journal Reviewer

  • Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Singapore Medical Journal
  • Paediatric Diabetes
  • Diabetic Medicine
  • Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
  • International Journal of Obesity
  • Editorial Board: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome – Clinical Research & Reviews ( Elsevier )

Previous public service

  • President, Diabetic Society of Singapore 1996-2002
  • Chairman, Healthcare Feedback , Feedback Unit, MCYS 1999-2001
  • Member of Parliament, Sembawang Group Representation Constituency , 2001-2006
  • Vice Chairman, Sembawang Town Council 2003-2006
  • Vice Chairman, Govt Parliamentary Committee for Community Development, Youth and Sports, 2004-2006
  • Member, Govt Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs , 2002-2006

Recent Publications :

One of 4 main authors : Diabetes in Children and Adolescents. 1st Edition, 2010