Jay M. Lee, MD

Jay M. Lee, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Primary Location
Thoracic Surgery
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Academic and Clinical Appointments

  • Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Surgical Director, UCLA Thoracic Oncology Program / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Surgical Director, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders
  • Member, UCLA Sarcoma Program / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Additional Education

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

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • 2013-Present American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
  • 2012-Present International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG)
  • 2012-Present International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)
  • 2012-Present International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig)
  • 2012-Present Society of University Surgeons (SUS)
  • 2011-Present Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • 2011-Present American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
  • 2010-Present Cancer Immunology (CIMM) Scientific Working Group
  • 2010-Present Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Scientific Working Group
  • 2010-Present American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 2010-Present General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • 2010-Present Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • 2010-Present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • 2009-Present Association for Academic Surgery
  • 2007-Present International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • 2006-Present Brigham Surgical Society
  • 2006-Present Nano Science and Technology Institute
  • 2005-Present Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • 2004-PresentSabiston Surgical Society
  • 2000-Present Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • 2000-Present American Society of Gene Therapy
  • 1998-Present American College of Surgeons
  • 1994-97 California Medical Association
  • 1994-97 American Medical Association




Medical Board Certifications

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


Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2006


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


Georgetown University Medical Center, 1998


UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 1997


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


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