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Associate Professor David LYE Chien Boon (MBBS, FRACP, FAMS, FRCP) graduated in medicine on the Dean's List from the University of Melbourne in 1996 and completed specialty training in infectious diseases in Australia in 2004. He returned to Singapore to work at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in 2005.

He is currently Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, TTSH and Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore as well as Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. At the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Professor Lye is Director of the Infectious Disease Research and Training Office and leads the Singapore Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SCRN) as well as the Training and Education Office. At TTSH, he founded and led the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme from 2009 to 2018. He is the current chair of the National Antimicrobial Stewardship Expert Panel.  He is a member of National Antimicrobial Resistance Control Committee and One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Project Team, Ministry of Health, Singapore.

Professor Lye has held more than SGD$8million in research grant as principal investigator to date. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals such as Lancet, JAMA, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Global Health, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology Infection and Journal Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, as well as Science Translational Medicine, Nature Communications, BMC Medicine and Journal Infectious Diseases.

He is an associate editor, BMC Infectious Diseases and Scientific Reports; a member of the editorial board, JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance; and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal Global Antimicrobial Resistance.

Professor Lye is President of the College of Physicians, Singapore and Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore). He is also Assistant Master (Academic Affairs), Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He is an advocate for HIV prevention as a member of the executive committee of Action for AIDS.

Professor Lye's awards include: Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 2016; National Healthcare Group Team Recognition Award 2017, Silver, Hospital Acquired Infection Elimination Collaborative; and Tan Tock Seng Hospital Milestone Award 2017, Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme.

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