Jivianne T. Lee MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She is fellowship trained in complex sinus and endoscopic cranial base surgery, and specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques for treatment of sinonasal and skull base disease.
Dr. Lee obtained her Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1998 where she graduated with distinction and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Subsequently, she completed her Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center from 1998-2004. Because of her special interest in sinonasal disorders, she proceeded to do a Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery subspecialty fellowship under David W. Kennedy, M.D., James N. Palmer, M.D., Alexander G. Chiu, M.D., and Noam Cohen, M.D., Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania from 2004-2005. Dr. Kennedy was responsible for pioneering Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in the United States.
On a national level, Dr. Lee holds multiple leadership positions in her specialty. She was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society in 2014 and is currently Associate Editor of Sinonasal Disorders for Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the official journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation. She was also recently appointed to the International Outreach Task Force of the American Rhinologic Society and is a Founding Member of the United States Women in Rhinology Council. In addition, Dr. Lee serves on the Editorial Boards for the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology - the official journal of the American Rhinologic Society.
Dr. Lee has been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally on endoscopic surgical approaches to sinonasal/skull base pathology and novel therapies for chronic sinusitis. She has given over 230 instructional course lectures, panels, and scientific presentations, as well as authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters. Dr. Lee was bestowed an Honor Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation in 2014, and received an AAO-HNSF Excellence Award for Distinguished Service in Rhinology & Allergy Education in 2016.
Contact Information: JTLee@mednet.ucla.edu
Surgery Scheduling Phone: 310-301-7199
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery for Skull Base Tumors