Western Australia Premier's Science Award, Scientist of the Year (Finalist) 2022

 award gary lee premier 2022

Professor YC Gary Lee (MBChB PhD FRACPP FCCP FRCP) is a clinician researcher and world leader in Pleural Diseases (pleurisy) which affects 23 million people globally. He established the southern hemisphere's first translational pleural program in the University of Western Australia and founded the Australasian Malignant Pleural Effusion network.

Using high-quality clinical trials, he has transformed pleural care worldwide, saved lives, improved quality-of-life, cut morbidity and hospitalisations, introduced new therapies and informed many clinical guidelines.

His global reputation, track record in high-profile publications, competitive grant awards and training next-generation clinician-scientists have established Western Australia as a world hub of Pleural Diseases. His strong community engagement keeps his research patient-focused.