Dr. Paul Y F Lee

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Dr. Paul Y F Lee studied at St Louis school in Hong Kong; in 1996 he travelled to the UK to continue his education in Keswick boarding school. After achieving top grades in GCSEs and 5 A-levels he continued his studies at the University of Wales College of Medicine. In which he received his medical degree MBBch from one of the top Russell Group Universities in the United Kingdom.


He then completed his foundation and core surgical training in Cardiff and entered the highly competitive specialist surgical training in the Welsh Rotation, UK; he became a Member of the Facility of Sports and Exercise Medicine and passed the certified Fellowship exams in Europe and UK in orthopaedics. To further develop his expertise in arthritis, complex orthopaedics surgery and regeneration medicine, he has undertaken further national fellowship training in the internationally renowned Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedics Hospital in Oswestry for regeneration medicine.


Dr. Lee has an excellent profile in research, after completing his MSc in Sports and Exercise medicine in 2011, he was able to continue his research on Actovegin to a PhD level. He was awarded the orthopaedics travelling fellowship in 2013 to visit EndoKlinik, Germany and Sports Medicine travelling fellowship in 2014 to present his work and gain further experience in Australia.


Being a double board certified Orthopaedic surgeon with specialist interests in orthopaedics and regenerative medicine, he has successfully applied his research to clinical use; treated UK premiership footballers for muscle injuries which significantly reduced their time for recovery and return to play. He has treated sports injuries in high-level athletes and has been offering performance medicine consultations, treatment and lectures to elite sports teams since 2010. His clinical interests are lower limb arthroplasty, regenerative and sports surgery, performance medicine.        


Dr Lee believes that Teaching is an essential part of doctors development, besides ward based and small group medical students and junior doctors teaching, He was invited by Cardiff Medical school to give lectures to year 3 and 4 medical students in Orthopaedics and Sports medicine. He has also acted as an examiner for clinical and communication skills stations in the OSCE of intermediate and final medical exams. He is very keen to promote and support orthopaedics and sports medicine research, have supported many undergraduate and postgraduate projects. In order to further develop education and research, he founded WelshBone in 2014 to inspire and promote education and good clinical practice, it was endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and British Orthopaedics trainee Association. This lead to the development of clinical examination courses, practical workshops and the South Wales Orthopaedics Research Network.


Having experienced the difficulty in getting good advice to apply to science and medicine in university while at school, he would like to help the next generation. In order to attract the best candidates to the future of medicine, he believes that it is important for doctors to promote medicine as a career to young pupils. He setup a social enterprise called Medtaste in 2006, the mission is to expose real life medicine to school students and help people to make an informed decision whether to study medicine and become a doctor. To ensure widened access of medicine to everyone, he has been responsible for the administration, promotion and delivery of the course, and has helped over 400 pupils over the last 10 years. This year Medtaste has hosted the 10th anniversary course supported by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Physicians.    

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