Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow Profiles

Our 2022-2023 Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow Physicians:


Dr. Albert Lee with his wife Victoria holding a UCLA balloon
Dr. Lee and his wife, Victoria

Albert Lee, MD  

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: Occidental College, BA Biochemistry
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Fellowship: Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA  
Why I chose UCLA: UCLA provides academic rigor, challenging medical complexity, and amazingly supportive colleagues and mentors all in the heart of Southern California. I am confident that the training I receive here will prepare me to be adaptable in any practice setting in the future.

Dr. Albert Lee is on our combined Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship track. He completed his Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine fellowship training and is with us a second year for Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship training. When not in the ICU or the OR, Dr. Lee enjoys activities such as rock climbing, hiking, and photography.


Dr. Ashley Oliver
Dr. Oliver at SCA

Ashley Oliver, MD, MA  

Hometown: Boston, MA  
Undergraduate: University of Chicago, BA Cinema and Media Studies  
Graduate: UCB, MA Film Studies and Media
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Anesthesiology, UCSF School of Medicine  
Why I chose UCLA: So many reasons! For the breadth of cardiac cases, the perioperative echocardiography service, and teaching in echocardiography, robust didactics... oh yes, and the sun!

Dr. Ashley Oliver clinical interests include facilitating complex decision-making through collaborative input and consensus-building, and increasing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion through recruiting, promoting, and retaining medical students, trainees, and faculty of broad backgrounds. During her free time, Dr. Oliver enjoys weightlifting (carrying her two-year old), running (chasing her five-year old), and carbohydrate loading (exploring the many flavors of local Persian ice cream shops).


Dr. Tan making spam musubi with a smile
Dr. Tan making spam musubi

Michael Tan, MD

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate: UCB, BA Molecular and Cell Biology, BA Music
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine at USC
Internship: Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center
Residency: Anesthesiology, UCSF School of Medicine
Why I chose UCLA: While interviewing for fellowship, I remember thinking that UCLA had an incredible structure of dedicated didactics and echo training for their fellows. I also felt that the cardiac attendings were not only experts in their field but also very approachable and enthusiastic about teaching fellows, which I loved. They have a great cardiac culture here, while performing many complex cases with an extremely high transplant volume. The balance of learning, clinical experience, and the opportunity to spend another year in LA was a perfect combination!

Dr. Michael Tan is a musician and has performed as a cellist in various orchestras, as well as the occasional wedding and on hospital wards as a volunteer during medical school. Dr. Tan’s personal interests include playing chamber music and reading. Outside of music, he stays active by running and rock climbing.


Dr. Worden wearing a white coat
Dr. Worden

Ian Worden, MD, MS

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate: UCI, BS Biological Sciences
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Why I chose UCLA: I wanted to complete my training in anesthesiology at a world-class institution that would expose me to a breadth of complex clinical challenges in an overall supportive and education-focused environment.   

Dr. Ian Worden is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys backpacking, backcountry hiking, and going on road trips. His other hobbies include scuba diving, lacrosse, and golf.