Dr Darren Lee is a rehabilitation medicine physician and visiting medical officer at Royal Rehab, a senior staff specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and at Balmain Hospital. He also admits to Royal Rehab Private Petersham Hospital.
He is a Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital of the University of Sydney, and at Balmain Hospital, having commenced there as Postgraduate Fellow in 2008.
Dr Lee graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales in 2001 and became a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2008, having undergone extensive training with experts in the field of rehabilitation medicine. He is an accredited supervisor of advanced trainees in rehabilitation medicine and accredited formal long case assessor for the AFRM and sits on a number of medical advisory committees.
His clinical expertise and research interests include rehabilitation of neurological conditions, with a particular interest in stroke, cancers of the nervous system, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease, as well as rehabilitation after trauma and complex orthopaedic surgery, and deconditioning after complicated hospital admissions. He runs specialised multidisciplinary spasticity clinics and has extensive experience in performing targeted injections for spasticity management. Future challenges include assessing the role of new technologies in rehabilitation.
Active areas of research include treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain, post-stroke spasticity management, rehabilitation after complex surgery such as pelvic exenteration, implementation and scale-up of innovative models of rehabilitation delivery, and the role of music therapy as part of an interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation for stroke survivors with aphasia.