Christopher Lee, MD

Christopher Lee, MD

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Primary Location
Orthopaedic Surgery
100 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


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Dr. Christopher Lee is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and received alpha omega alpha honors from the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at UCLA, and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Medical Center, where he was awarded teacher of the year by fellow residents and staff. His current clinical interests include pelvis and acetabular fractures, periarticular fractures, and nonunions/malunions.



University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2018


UCLA School of Medicine, 2017


Keck School of Medicine of USC, MD, 2012

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  1. Lee C, Lightdale-Miric N, Chang E, Kay R. Silent Compartment Syndrome in Children: A Report of Five Cases. J Pediatr Ortho B. 2014 Sep;23(5);467-71. PMID: 24921836.
  2. Myung KS, Lee C, Skaggs DL. Early Pelvic Fixation Failure in Neuromuscular Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Apr-May. PMID: 24992353.
  3. Barrett KK, Lee C, Myung K, Johnston C, Shah SA, Akbarnia BA, Skaggs DL; Growing Spine Study Group. The Effect of Growing Rod Treatment on Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Levels in Early-onset Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Apr 30. PMID: 25944296.
  4. Schur MD, Lee C, Arakder A, Catalano A, Choi PD. Risk Factors for Avascular Necrosis After Closed Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. J Child Orthop. 2016 May 13. PMID: 27177477.
  5. Sousta T, Skaggs DL, Chan P, Yamaguchi KT Jr, Borgella J, Lee C, Sawyer J, Moisan A, Flynn JM, Gunderson M, Hresko MT, D'Hemecourt P, Andras LM. Benign Natural History of Spondylolysis in Adolescence with Midterm Follow-Up. Spine Deform. 2017 Mar. PMID: 28259265.
  6. Zoller SD, Cao LA, Smith RA, Sheppard W, Lord EL, Hamad CD, Ghodasra JH, Lee C, Jeffcoat D. Staged Reconstruction of Diaphyseal Fractures with Segmental Defects: Surgical and Patient-Reported Outcomes. Injury. 2017 Oct. PMID: 28712488.
  7. Lee C, Johnson EE. Use of Spring Plates in Fixation of Comminuted Posterior Wall Acetabular Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Feb. PMID: 29373453.
  8. Lee C, Sciadini MF. The Use of External Fixation for the Management of the Unstable Anterior Pelvic Ring. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Sep. PMID: 30102886.
  9. Lee C, Pereira C, Zoller S, Ghodasra J, Yamaguchi K, Rough J, Sugi M, Benhaim P. Feasibility and Reliability of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation in Delayed Distal Radius Fracture Management. J Hand Surg GO. In Press.
  10. Lee C, Zoller SD, Nascone JW. Pearls and Pitfalls with Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Tibia Fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. In Press.


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2021
  • Baxter Oral Presentation Award for Medical Student Research Forum Day, 2009 and 2011
  • Best Poster, 4th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and Growing Spine, 2011
  • Dean's List Junior/Senior Continuum, 2011-2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society – Gamma Chapter, President, 2011 - 2012
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Committee Representative – PGY IV, 2015-2016
  • Clifford H. Turen, MD Memorial Teacher of the Year Award – R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 2017-2018
  • OTA Basic Science Sub-Committee 3-Year Term Appointment, 2018-2021
  • Shining Knight Award, Clinical Service – Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019