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Dr Theresa Lee Mei Ying

Dr Lee Mei Ying Theresa

MBBS, MMed (Psychiatry), Grad Dip (Psychotherapy), FAMS

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Psychiatry

Sub-specialties: Women's Mental Wellness, Mood Disorder, Perinatal Psychiatry

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Psychiatric Conditions, Mood Disorders, Perinatal Anxiety Disorder.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Psychological Medicine KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Theresa Lee is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Women’s Mental Wellness Service at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. She cares for women with psychological problems, especially those with mood and anxiety issues during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. Her areas of interest are perinatal psychiatry, mood disorders and psychotherapy. She is also interested in teaching and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine and a clinical tutor with the LKC School of Medicine.

She is passionate about raising awareness and de-stigmatizing about mental health issues and has given numerous public talks and has been involved in outreach programs.


  • Grad Diploma (Psychotherapy) (Singapore) 2002
  • MMed Psychiatry (Singapore) 1996
  • MBBS National University of Singapore 1991

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, 2012 - Present


  • Long Service Award 2021
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award Gold 2019
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award Silver 2018
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award Gold 2014

Research Interests


  • “Genetic polymorphism and response to antidepressant Escitalopram in Asian women with Major Depression”, Lee TMY, Chen YH, Chua TE, Chia B, Rafi’ee K, Allen JC, EC Tan, poster presentation at KKH Annual Scientific Meeting 2019
  • “Understanding how postnatal depression screening and early intervention works in the real world- a Singapore perspective”, TMYLee, D Bautisa, H Chen, Ann Med Oct 2016, Vol 45 No 10
  • “Identifying mothers with postpartum depression early: integrating perinatal mental health care into the obstetric setting” H Chen, J Wang, YC Chng, R Mingoo, T Lee, J Ong ISRN Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Vol 2011 article ID 309189
  • “Depressive symptomatology in pregnancy – a Singaporean perspective” H Chen, YH Chan, T Lee; Soc. Psychiatry Epidemiology 2004: 39 :975-979
  • “Command Hallucinations among Asian patients with Schizophrenia”; T Lee, SA Chong, YH Chan, GS Devan, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Dec 2004, Vol 49 No12, P183-187

Research Trials