Dr. John Lee, OBE

Dr John Lee is the chief policy advisor to the Government on healthcare matters and is responsible for leading on national Public Health matters. He ensures that appropriate mechanisms are in place to monitor the health of the population and the quality of healthcare services in the Cayman Islands.

Dr Lee gained his medical degree from University College London in 1989 and also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the sciences. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine. Prior to joining the Health Services Authority as a Pain Specialist in 2012, he spent 10 years as a Consultant in Pain Medicine at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals, in the UK. A published author with over 100 scientific studies, reports, presentations and audits to his name, Dr Lee has been involved in medical management and implementation of quality standards throughout his career. He has been closely involved in the development and implementation of professional medical guidelines, for example, through the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK.

Dr Lee is a keen cook, enjoys gardening and exercise, has been a Rotarian since he arrived to these islands and is a board member of Jasmine (formerly Cayman Hospice Care).