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Jay Lee, MD


Jay Lee, MD

UCLA Physician Jay Lee, MD specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 794-7333 Appointments/Office
Fax Number
(310) 794-7335
Voted Super Doctor

UCLA Thoracic Surgery
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Mailing Address
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Box 957313, Room 64-128 CHS
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7313

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2009
Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2004
CardioThoracic Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 2004 - 2006
Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2001 - 2004
Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1998 - 1999
Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1997 - 1998
MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Airway Stenosis, Airway Tumors, Chest Malignancies, Chest Wall Tumor, Diaphragm, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Esophageal, Esophageal Cancer, Esophagus, General Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, Hyperhidrosis, Lung, Lung Cancer & Chest Malignancies, Lung Metastasis, Lung Nodule, Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy, Mediastinal Tumor, Mesothelioma, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Myasthenia Gravis, Paraesophageal Hernia, Pectus Carinatum, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Thoracic, Pericardial Effusion, Pericardial Window, Pericardiectomy, Pleural Effusion, Pleural Tumor, Pneumothorax, Sarcoma, Thoracic, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Oncology, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Thoracoscopic Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Thymectomy, Thymoma, Thymus, Trachea, Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Research Interest
Lung Cancer Research; Immunotherapy / Gene Therapy; Drug Discovery
Additional Information



  • Research Fellowship, Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1999-2001


  • 1994-97 American Medical Association
  • 1994-97 California Medical Association
  • 1998-Present American College of Surgeons
  • 2000-Present American Society of Gene Therapy
  • 2000-Present Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • 2004-Present Sabiston Surgical Society
  • 2005-Present Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • 2006-Present Nano Science and Technology Institute
  • 2006-Present Brigham Surgical Society
  • 2007-Present International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • 2009-Present Association for Academic Surgery
  • 2010-Present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • 2010-Present Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • 2010-Present General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • 2010-Present American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 2010-Present Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Scientific Working Group
  • 2010-Present Cancer Immunology (CIMM) Scientific Working Group
  • 2011-Present American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
  • 2011-Present Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • 2012-Present Society of University Surgeons (SUS)
  • 2012-Present International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig)
  • 2012-Present International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)
  • 2012-Present International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG)
  • 2013-Present American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
Awards & Recognition
  • 1991 Undergraduate Honors Convocation Academic Scholarship
  • 1991 Irwin M. Newell Scholarship (Research Grant)
  • 1993 Ernst A. Noltmann Memorial Award (Research Grant)
  • 1994 American Heart Association (National) Medical Student Research Fellowship Award
  • 1999 NCI Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship Award
  • 2001 American Society of Gene Therapy (Fourth Annual Meeting) Travel Grant
  • 2006 NIH/NCI K12 Career Development Award, UCLA Clinical Scientist Training in Cancer Gene Medicine
  • 2006 NIH/NCI Lung Cancer SPORE Career Development Award
  • 2009 Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation Grant
  • 2009 STOP Cancer Research Grant
  • 2009 NIH/NCI K23 Grant
  • 2009 TSFRE Grant
  • 2009 Voted “Best Doctors” 2009-2010
  • 2010 Los Angeles Magazine's 2010 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2010 Voted “Best Doctors” 2010-2011
  • 2011 Alumni of the Year, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
  • 2011 Los Angeles Magazine's 2011 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2012 Alumni of the Year, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
  • 2012 Los Angeles Magazine's 2012 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2013 Los Angeles Magazine's 2013 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2014 Los Angeles Magazine's 2014 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2014 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2014 Hollywood’s Top Doctors: Best Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 11, 2014 issue
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