Edward W. Lee, MD, PhD
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Edward W. Lee, MD, PhD

  • Interventional Radiology|
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Westwood Imaging Center & Interventional Radiology Clinic | 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90095




Medical Board Certification

Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2017


Radiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2011


Diagnostic Radiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2010


Transitional, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, 2006


MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2005
PhD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2002


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  • Interventional Oncology
  • Tumor Ablation (RFA, Cryoablation, Microwave, IRE)
  • Transarterial Chemoembolization
  • Transarterial Chemoinfusion Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease
  • Liver Interventions
  • Dialysis Interventions
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter


Selected from 40 manuscripts:

  1. Lee, E. W., Wong, D., Perez, A., Prikhodko, S. V., Tran, C., Loh, C. T., Kee, S. T.: Electron microscopy (EM) demonstration and evaluation of irreversible electroporation (IRE)-induced nanopores on hepatocytes membranes. J Vasc Interv Radiology. 2012 Jan;23(1):107-13. Epub 2011 Dec 1.
  2. Lee, E. W., Prieto, V., Chen, C., Dry, S., Loh, C. T., Kee, S. T.: A novel hepatic ablation technique creating complete cell death: Irreversible Electroporation. Radiologyogy. 2010 May;255(2):426-433
  3. Lee, E. W., Thai, S., Kee, S. T.: Irreversible electroporation: a novel image-guided cancer therapy. Gut Liver. 2010 Sep; Vol 4, No Suppl.1, Pages 99-104
  4. Lee, E. W., Chen, C., Sauk, S., Ragavendra, N.: How diagnostic is the ultrasound-guided neck mass bipsy (Fine-needle capillary sampling biopsy technique)?: Evaluation of 132 non-thyroid neck mass biopsies with pathologic analysis over 7 years at a single institution. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Dec; 28: 1679-1684
  5. Lee, E. W., Grant, J. D., Loh, C. T., Kee, S. T.: Bronchial and pulmonary arterial and venous interventions. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Aug; 29(4): 395-404
  6. Lee, E.W., LaBerge, J.M.: Differential Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Tech Vasc Interv Radiology. 2004 Sep; 7(3):112-122
  7. Lee, E.W., Michalkiewicz, M., Kitlinska, J., Kalezic, I., Switalska, H., Yoo, P., Sangkharat, A., Ji, H., Li, L., Michalkiewicz, T., Ljubisavljevic, M., Johansson, H., Grant, D., Zukowska, Z.: Neuropeptide Y induces ischemic angiogenesis and restores function of ischemic skeletal muscles through a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism. J Clin Invest. 2003 Jun; 111(12):1853-1862
  8. McWilliams, J. P., Lee, E. W., Yamamoto, S., Loh, C. T., Kee, S. T.: Image-guided tumor ablation: emerging technologies and future directions. Semin Interv Radiology. 2010; 27(3): 302-313
  9. Brown, D. A., Lee, E. W., Loh, C.T., Kee, S. T.: Biodegradable stents for the treatment of vascular occlusive disease: clinical experience and engineering principles. J Vasc Interv Radiology. 2009 Mar; 20(3):315-324; quiz 325
  10. Kuo, L.E., Kitlinska, J., Tilan, J., Li, L., Baker, S. B., Johnson, M. D., Lee, E. W., Burnett, M. S., Fricke, S. T., Kvetnansky, R., Herzog, H., Zukowska, Z.: Neuropeptide Y acts directly in the periphery on fat tissue and mediates stress-induced obesity and metabolic syndrome. Nature Medicine. 2007 Jul; 13(7): 803-811
  11. Kitlinska, J., Abe, K., Kuo, L., Pons, J., Yu, M., Li, L., Tilan, J., Everhart, L., Lee, E.W., Zukowska, Z., Toretsky, J.A.: Differential effects of neuropeptide Y on the growth and vascularization of neural crest-derived tumors. Cancer Res. 2005 Mar; 65(5):1719-1728


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  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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