Jay M. Lee, MD

Jay M. Lee, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Primary Location
Thoracic Surgery
200 Medical Plaza
Suite B265-1
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-9737

About

Academic and Clinical Appointments

  • Surgical Director, UCLA Thoracic Oncology Program | Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Surgical Director | Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health
  • Member | UCLA Sarcoma Program / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Professor of Surgery (Tenure Track)

Additional Education

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

Honors and Special Awards

  • 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 The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood’s Top Doctors: Best Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons in Los Angeles
  • 2014 UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board
  • 2014 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2015 Los Angeles Magazine's 2015 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2015 Newsweek Magazine’s Top Cancer Doctors
  • 2015 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2016 Los Angeles Magazine's 2016 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2016 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2017 Los Angeles Magazine's 2017 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2017 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2018 Los Angeles Magazine's 2018 "Super Doctors" List
  • 2018 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2019 Los Angeles Magazine's "Top Docs" List 2019
  • 2019 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly\
  • 2020 Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List 2020
  • 2020 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2021 Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List 2021
  • 2021 Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2021 Pasadena Magazine's "Super Doctors" List 2021
  • 2022 Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine 2022
  • 2022 Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine 2022

National and International Service

  • 2011-2013 Member, Basic and Translational Science Committee, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
  • 2011-2012 Examiner, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) General Thoracic Consultant Subcommittee
  • 2013-2015 Examiner, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) General Thoracic Consultant Subcommittee
  • 2013-2015 Examiner, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) General Thoracic Oral Board Exam
  • 2015-17 General Thoracic Chair, Video Committee, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
  • 2016 Thoracic Surgery Co-Chair. Lung Cancer Mutational Consortium 3 (LCMC3). Genentech Trial ML39236.
  • 2017-18 Member, Annual Meeting Abstract Committee, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
  • 2018-21 Member, Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • 2019 Steering Committee/Surgical Chair. Genentech/Lung Cancer Mutational Consortium 4 (Genentech/LCMC4) Trial (NAUTIKA Trial)
  • 2018-19 Member, Education Committee, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
  • 2019 Steering Committee/Surgical Chair. Novartis/CANOPY-N Trial
  • 2019 Member, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Foundation Advisory Council
  • 2020 Chair, Early Stage/Localized Disease Program Committee.  International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC)
  • 2020 Steering Committee.  Novartis/Lung Cancer Mutational Consortium 4 (Novartis/LCMC4) Trial (GEOMETRY-N Trial)
  • 2021 Steering Committee. NeoKAN Trial. 

Scientific Sessions

2010- Discussant; American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress. Surgical Forum - Cardiothoracic Surgery III. Washington, DC.
2011- Moderator; American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA.
2011- Discussant; American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA.
2013- Instructor; Society of Thoracic Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting. Course #8: Novel Techniques in Esophageal and Tracheal Surgery. Los Angeles, CA.
2013- Discussant; American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA.
2014- Moderator (Invited); American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 94th Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada.
2014- Discussant (Invited); American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 94th Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, Canada.
2015- Instructor; Society of Thoracic Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting. Course #9: Advanced Esophageal and Tracheal Procedures. San Diego, CA.
2015- Moderator, General Thoracic Surgery, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 95th Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.
2016- Instructor; Society of Thoracic Surgeons 52nd Annual Meeting. Course #8: Advanced Open Esophageal and Tracheal Procedures. Phoenix, AZ.
2016- Discussant, General Thoracic Surgery, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 96th Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
2016- Moderator, General Thoracic Surgery, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 96th Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
2016- General Session Faculty, American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.
2017- Faculty, Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Mastering Surgical Innovation. American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). Las Vegas, NV.
2018- Faculty, 18th Lung Cancer Targeted Therapies Meeting. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Santa Monica, CA.
2018- Faculty, Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Meeting. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Madrid, Spain.
2019- Faculty, 19th Lung Cancer Targeted Therapies Meeting. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Santa Monica, CA.

2019- Faculty, Annual Meeting, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Chicago, IL.
2019- Faculty, 2019 Annual Mesothelioma Meeting, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). New York, NY.
2019- Faculty, 2019 World Congress on Lung Cancer. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Barcelona, Spain.
2019- Discussant, 2019 World Congress on Lung Cancer. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Barcelona, Spain.
2019- Moderator, 19th Lung Cancer Targeted Therapies Meeting. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Santa Monica, CA.
2020- Faculty, 20th Lung Cancer Targeted Therapies Meeting. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Santa Monica, CA.
2020- Faculty, 73rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery (JATS). Nagoya, Japan.
2020- Chair, Early Stage/Localized Disease Program Committee. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC). Singapore.
2021- Panelist, Therapy for Early Stage NSCLC. 21st Lung Cancer Targeted Therapies Meeting. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Virtual.
2022- Chair, Therapy for Early Stage NSCLC. 22nd Lung Cancer Targeted Therapies Meeting. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Virtual.

Biography

Jay M. Lee, M.D., is the Surgical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program, Surgical Director of the Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, and Associate Professor of Surgery (Tenure Track) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


He received his medical degree from UCLA and training in General Surgery at Georgetown and Duke University Medical Centers. He completed a Thoracic Research Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and received Thoracic Surgery training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston at Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Lee has published extensively in the field of thoracic oncology and has a funded research laboratory. His scientific effort has focused on translational trials involving investigator-initiated immunotherapy in human lung cancer and modulation of the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. He is the Principal Investigator of the “Combined Gene modified dendritic cell therapy and PD-1 inhibition for lung cancer” trial, which is patented at UCLA.


Dr. Lee is on the Steering/Executive Committee of several neoadjuvant trials in resectable non-small cell lung cancer including LCMC3 (atezolizumab), CANOPY-N (canakinumab and/or pembrolizumab), NAUTIKA1 (alectinib, entrectinib, vemurafenib plus combimetinib, pralsetinib, or stereotactic body radiation therapy plus atezolizumab), GEOMETRY-N (capmatinib), and Neo-KAN (adagrasib). Dr. Lee is an author on numerous peri-operative clinical trials including LCMC3 and IMPower 010 (adjuvant atezolizumab).


Dr. Lee is Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS). He is a member of many professional organizations, and serves on leadership committees for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Dr. Lee serves on several editorial boards of prestigious journals.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2009
Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2004

Fellowship

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2006

Residencies

Duke University Medical Center, 2004
Georgetown University Medical Center, 1999

Internship

Georgetown University Medical Center, 1998

Degree

UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 1997

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Lung cancer
Thoracic cancer
Robotic lung surgery
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
Esophageal cancer
Mediastinal mass

Videos

Preparing for Esophageal Surgery
Preparing for Thoracic Surgery
Treatment for Lung Cancer
Surgery and the Esophagus - What does minimally invasive mean?

Awards

2006- NCI K12 Career Development Award, UCLA Clinical Scientist Training in Cancer Gene Medicine
2006- NCI Career Development Award, UCLA Lung Cancer SPORE
2008- STOP Cancer Research Award
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- The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood’s Top Doctors: Best Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons in Los Angeles
2014- UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board
2015- Los Angeles Magazine's 2015 "Super Doctors" List
2015- Newsweek Magazine’s Top Cancer Doctors

2015- Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
2016- Los Angeles Magazine's 2016 "Super Doctors" List
2016- Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
2017- Los Angeles Magazine's 2017 "Super Doctors" List
2017- Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
2018- Los Angeles Magazine's 2018 "Super Doctors" List
2018- Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
2019- Los Angeles Magazine's "Top Docs" List 2019
2019- Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
2020- Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List 2020
2020- Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
2021- Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List 2021
2021- Top Doctors, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Castle Connolly
2021- Pasadena Magazine's "Super Doctors" List 2021

2022 - Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine

2022 - Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine