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Dr. Lee is the Program Director of Anesthesiology, as well as a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in 1988; completed his medical degree and a PhD in Genetics & Development at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in 1997; completed a pediatrics residency in 2000 followed by an anesthesiology residency in 2003 both at UC San Diego. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and intensive care at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London in 2005, after which he returned to UC San Diego to join the faculty.
Dr. Lee has many passions but one of them is resoundingly for medical education. In addition to being the Program Director of Anesthesiology, he is the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine/Anesthesiology Residency, as well as the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Anesthesiology. He is involved at the School of Medicine on the Core Curriculum Committee and is currently the Chair of the UCSD Program Oversight Committee, which is responsible for targeted reviews of all 124 residencies and fellowships at the University.
And the list of his educational involvements goes on.
Of note, Dr. Lee has a special interest in understanding and preventing physician burnout and is on the UCSD Healer Education Assessment and Referral Program Committee, which provides assessments and lectures addressing medical student & physician depression and suicide.
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