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Singapore Heart Surgeon receives Honour from RCSEd

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28 Jun 2012


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has recognised the achievements of a leading cardiothoracic surgeon from the National University Hospital of Singapore at a diploma ceremony at the 500-year-old Edinburgh College on Friday 29 June 2012.


Professor Chuen Neng Lee was awarded The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) International Medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of cardiothoracic surgery in the Middle East.


The President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Mr David Tolley said:


"The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is delighted to welcome Professor Lee to receive the College's International Medal.  He has been instrumental in establishing along with RCSEd an Asian Update Course in Cardiothoracic Surgery. This course is in its fifth year and follows the tripartite intercollegiate Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery held in Hong Kong and Singapore. His role in establishing this examination cannot be underestimated and he has been keen to promote quality assessment in both this exam and other exams with the College in Singapore.


"RCSEd has a long history of innovation and Professor Lee's contribution exemplifies this quality.  I take great pleasure in presenting his International Medal to marks his outstanding contributions in advancing the field of surgery."


RCSEd Council Member Professor Robert Jeffrey, RCSEd President Mr David Tolley and Professor Chuen Neng LeeEstablished in 1505, and with a worldwide membership, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is one of the world's oldest and largest surgical establishments dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical and dental practice, through its activities in education, training and examinations.


Commenting on receiving the International Medal from the College, Professor Lee said:

""It is a great honour to be awarded this College medal. Over the years of working with surgeons from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, I discovered that this is a group of very serious professionals, dedicating their life's work to education and training at the highest level. They truly represent the ideals of the College and deserve the deepest respect.


"My colleagues in Singapore and Hong Kong admire them tremendously. The reputation of RCSEd continues to be extremely high in the Far East. We look forward to continuing to work together to educate our future generations of surgeons."


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