Jimmy Lee, MBBS, MMed, MCI, FAMS

  • Regional Chief of North and Central, Institute of Mental Health
  • Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

Jimmy Lee is a psychiatrist and clinician scientist at the Institute of Mental Health and an Associate Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at the Nanyang Technological University. He is the Chief of North and Central Regions, and Senior Consultant at the Department of Psychosis. He is also a Principal Investigator in the Phenomics Research Group at the Institute of Mental Health.

Jimmy’s clinical and research interests focus on schizophrenia and psychosis. Specifically, he is interested in treatment outcomes in schizophrenia and in the development of treatment resistance. His research adopts a multi-modal phenomics approach to gain insights into complex psychiatric phenotypes.

Jimmy is a member of the Schizophrenia Workgroup in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and was part of the East Asian effort to understand genetic architecture of schizophrenia in the Asian populations. He is also a member of the Genetics of Endophenotypes of Neurofunction to Understand Schizophrenia (GENUS) consortium and the Treatment Response and Resistance in Psychosis (TRRIP) Working Group which produced consensus guidelines on diagnosis and terminology.

Jimmy graduated with the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the National University of Singapore in 2000 and was awarded the Dean’s List. He completed the Master of Medicine in Psychiatry in 2006 and attained specialty accreditation in Psychiatry in 2009. Under a scholarship from the National Research Foundation & Ministry of Health in Singapore, Jimmy completed the Master of Clinical Investigation in 2010. He furthered his clinical and research training as a Fellow in the Complex Mental Illness Program at the University of Toronto, Canada and at the Medication Assessment Programme at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto.