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Teng C. Lee, M.D., FACS

Teng C. Lee, M.D., FACS

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Co-Director, UCSF Center for Aortic Disease

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500 Parnassus Avenue, MUW-405, Box 0118
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415) 353-8196
Email: [email protected]
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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
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, including off-pump
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    1. Lee TC, Nguyen TC. Commentary: Thoracic aortic disease: One step closer to precision medicine. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 01; 163(1):47-49. View in PubMed
    2. Tricarico R, Laquian L, Allen MB, Tran-Son-Tay R, Scali ST, Lee TC, Beck AW, Berceli SA, He Y. Temporal analysis of arch artery diameter and flow rate in patients undergoing aortic arch endograft procedures. Physiol Meas. 2020 Feb 28. View in PubMed
    3. Tricarico R, Tran-Son-Tay R, Laquian L, Scali ST, Lee TC, Beck AW, Berceli SA, He Y. Haemodynamics of Different Configurations of a Left Subclavian Artery Stent Graft for Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2020 01; 59(1):7-15. View in PubMed
    4. Aalaei-Andabili SH, Lee TC, Waheed N, Bavry AA, Petersen JW, Wayangankar S, Arnaoutakis GJ, David Anderson R, Beaver TM. Impact of Valve Size on Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch and Aortic Valve Gradient After Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. Innovations (Phila). 2019 Jun; 14(3):243-250. View in PubMed
    5. Aalaei-Andabili SH, Martin T, Hess P, Lee T, Arnaoutakis G, Beaver TM. Even redo ascending aorta replacement has low mortality in elective setting. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2019 Feb; 60(1):150-152. View in PubMed
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