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Dr Yee Kwang Chien

Dr Yee Kwang Chien

Dr. Yee is originally from Malaysia. He came to Australia to study and he obtained his medical degree from the University of Tasmania in 2001. He did his post-graduate training both in Australia and overseas.

Dr. Yee’s clinical interest is in mucosal endoscopy, which covers the area of screening for pre-cancerous changes in the oesophagus, stomach and large bowel for patients with risk factors such as family history of oesophageal, stomach or bowel cancer, Barrett’s oesophagus, previous polyps, patients with H. pylori bacteria infection or gastric intestinal metaplasia.

He is interested in cutting edge diagnostic endoscopy, such as near focus endoscopy, chromo-endoscopy, virtual chromo-endoscopy, narrow band imaging endoscopy and artificial intelligence in endoscopy. In 2021, in collaboration with Hobart specialist Day Hospital and OLYMPUS, he helped launch the first ultra-magnification scopes in Australia for diagnosis at Hobart.

Dr. Yee performs complex mucosal resection, using a combination of endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic sub-mucosal dissection, knife-assisted resection and endoscopic full thickness resection. Before COVID, he regularly travelled interstates and overseas for further training. He also regularly presented at national and international conferences on cutting edge techniques and technologies. For the last few years, he attends virtual training and presents his own research work virtually. He looks forward to being able to attend in person for mutual learning and training in the near future.

Dr. Yee has a strong research and teaching background. He works at the University of Tasmania, teaching medical students. His teaching effort is recognised by 7 teaching awards to date, including an Australian Award for University Teaching, individual citation in 2019. Dr. Yee’s PhD is in the field of technology, clinical communication and patient safety. He is the creator of OSSIE guide for clinical handover and the ISOBAR handover technique. He regularly delivers keynote speeches and presentations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Yee has more than 100 peer review publications, including publications in the Lancet. He continues to conduct research in gastroenterology, patient safety and technology in healthcare, and supervises PhD students in the use of artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchain and delivering gastroenterology care.