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Teng C. Lee, M.D.

Teng C. Lee, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

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500 Parnassus Avenue, MUW-405
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415) 353-8890
Fax: (415) 353-4716
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  • Washington University, Saint Louis, School of Medicine, M.D. 1999
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, B.S.(Hons) 1995
  • Case Western Reserve University, Residency, Surgery 1999-2006
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Residency, Thoracic Surgery 2007-2010
  • Lunds Universitet (Malmo University Hospital), Malmo, Sweden, Fellowship, Endovascular and Interventional Radiology 2006-2007
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Fellowship, Aortic Surgery and Cardiopulmonary Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support 2010
  • Dudley P. Allen Surgical Research Scholar, Case Western Reserve University 2001-2003
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • UCSF Heart and Vascular Center
  • UCSF Transcatheter Valve Program
  • Washington Hospital Health System
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, including off-pump
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Re-operative surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Repair
  • Thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve-sparing root replacement
  • Development of next-generation stent-graft technology
  • Outcomes and management of aortic dissection
  • Mandarin, Taiwanese

Teng C. Lee, M.D., FACS, joined UCSF as an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. He was previously the Co-Director of the Aorta Center at University of Florida. Prior to that, he founded the Center for Aortic Disease at University of Maryland and also started the highly successful Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVR) program there.

Originally from Singapore, he graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis. He then went on to a general surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where he was also the Dudley P. Allen Scholar before finishing his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Duke University.

He also completed a fellowship in Endovascular/Interventional Radiology at Skåne University Hospital (Lund University) in Malmö, Sweden where he trained under the world-renowned Krassi Ivancev, M.D., Ph.D. and another fellowship in advanced aortic surgery, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support at Duke University. Dr. Lee is one of only a handful of "hybrid" specialists fully cross-trained in both interventional and open surgical techniques for the treatment of complex thoracic aortic disease.

  • Dudley P. Allen Surgical Research Scholar, Case Western Reserve University, 2001-2003
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Dr. Lee's research is focused on new stent-graft technologies for the aortic arch. He had been the Site Principal Investigator in numerous clinical trials involving treatment of aortic arch aneurysms using minimally invasive (endovascular) techniques. He has experience in using branched stent-grafts in the aortic arch with the Gore Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis, the Medtronic MonaLSA endoprosthesis, and the Cook 2-branch arch device.

Recently, he has also collaborated with bio-medical engineers to study the hemodynamic consequences of different stent-graft device in the aortic arch.

Over the last few years, Dr. Lee and his research collaborators have also been looking into the outcomes and management of acute type A aortic dissection, and potential strategies to improve them.

  1. Lee TC, Kon Z, Cheema FH, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Englum B, Kim S, Chaudhuri PS, Thourani VH, Ailawadi G, Hughes GC, Williams ML, Brennan JM, Svensson L, Gammie JS. Contemporary management and outcomes of acute type A aortic dissection: An analysis of the STS adult cardiac surgery database. J Card Surg. 2018 Jan; 33(1):7-18. View in PubMed
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