Prominent Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco
In 2000, Dr. Lee was promoted to the honored rank of Associate Professor (in-residence-series) at the University of California at San Francisco. While practicing Plastic Surgery in San Francisco, Dr. Lee also sought to bring compassionate Plastic Surgery care to the community. One proud program in which Dr. Lee was integrally involved, was to bring the benefits of Laser procedures to the underprivileged. To that end, Dr. Lee organized and served as the medical director for the outreach program “Second Chance Gang Tattoo Laser Removal” to help troubled youths reintegrate into society.
McGill Chairman of Plastic Surgery
In 2002, Dr. Lee was recruited back to Montreal as the Chairman of Plastic Surgery and Associate Professor at McGill University. After three years as Chairman of Plastic Surgery at McGill University, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada fully accredited and commended the program for changes instituted by Dr. Lee and his faculty. Dr. Lee subsequently partnered with a wonderful friend and colleague, Dr. Carlos Cordoba, to co-found AestheticaMD.
Private practice – Montreal Cosmetic Surgeon
In 2005, Dr. Lee left academic surgery, to devote his whole practice and attention to the private practice of plastic surgery, where he uses his extensive training and expertise to solve challenging cosmetic surgery problems of the face, neck, and body.
To date, Dr. Lee has been integrally and directly involved in the training of more than 50 certified specialists in Plastic Surgery. These graduates are currently certified Plastic Surgeons practicing in the following countries: Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the USA.
In addition to training the next generation of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Lee has contributed to the process of credentialing Plastic Surgeons, medical doctors, and maintaining standards of care in Canada and the USA.
In Canada, Dr. Lee has previously held a 4-year post as a sitting Member of the Plastic Surgery Examination Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Lee has also served as an examiner on multiple occasions for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and the Medical Council of Canada.
AO Craniomaxillofacial Chairman
Recognized as leader in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lee has been previously appointed or elected as Chairman of the Board of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery AO North America, member of the AO International CMF Specialty Board, senior member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, past Parliamentarian and member of the Board of Directors for the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation in the USA.
As a recognized expert and authority, Dr. Lee is often asked to serve as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted for publication in the following journals: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma.
Montreal Plastic Surgeon with International Recognition
Dr. Lee travels abroad frequently to lecture and teaches plastic surgical techniques to physicians from around the world. Over the past decade, Dr. Lee has been invited to lecture in Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the USA advancing the knowledge base of physicians of those countries. Dr. Lee has also lectured to over 100 learned medical societies and has published over 60 plastic surgery articles in peer-reviewed journals and many book chapters in Plastic Surgery. Notable contributions include authored publications in the leading medical peer-reviewed journal “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” and the most highly regarded textbook in plastic surgery, Mathes textbook on “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”.
He has been an invited visiting professor or keynote speaker by the Mexican Society of Plastic Surgeons, Japanese Oral Maxillofacial Society of Traumatology, Turkish Plastic Surgery Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Loma Linda University, Stanford University, University of Minnesota, Baylor College of Medicine, SUNY Long Island New York, and OMFS at Emory University.
Dr. Lee brings to your care, the unique combination of an unsurpassed, high tech training, cosmetic surgical training and a reputation for artistic sense, balance, and proportion that will maximize your aesthetic enhancement and rejuvenation.