Jay M Lee, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jay M. Lee, M.D., is the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program, Surgical Director of the Center for Esophageal Disorders, 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 Cardiothoracic 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 an NIH funded research laboratory. He is the Principal Investigator of several Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved clinical trials focused on immunotherapy in human lung cancer and modulation of the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment.

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, but he has focused serving on leadership committees for the ABTS, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC). Dr. Lee serves on several editorial boards of prestigious journals.

Terms of Appointment: Sep 2018 - Aug 2020