Dong Heun Lee, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue, #2504
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Hanyang University, Seoul, KoreaMD2000
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PAResidency2007Internal Medicine
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PAFellowship2009Infectious Diseases
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PACertificate2013Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2020Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Dong Heun Lee is an infectious disease doctor who specializes in managing infections related to solid organ transplant surgeries as well as blood cancers. He also provides primary care for patients living with HIV, including those who have undergone organ transplantation.

    In research, Lee has investigated how to improve organ transplants for patients living with HIV. He is interested in boosting the safety of transplantation by reducing the occurrence of disease transmission from organ donors to recipients.

    Lee earned his medical degree at Hanyang University in South Korea. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Drexel University. Prior to joining UCSF, he worked as an infectious disease specialist at Drexel, caring for transplant patients and directing the school's infectious diseases fellowship program.

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    HOPE in Action Prospective Multicenter, Clinical Trial of HIV+ Deceased Donor Kidney Transplants for HIV+ Recipients
    NIH U01AI13459101Jan 1, 2018 - May 30, 2020
    Role: Site PI
    A Phase 3, Placebo-controlled, Randomized, Observer-blinded Study To Evaluate The Efficacy, Safety, And Tolerability Of A Clostridium Difficile Vaccine In Adults 50 Years Of Age And Older
    Pfizer Dec 1, 2017 - May 30, 2020
    Role: Site PI
    Integrating Hepatitis C testing and linkage to care services into clinical practice
    Gilead Sciences, FOCUS Program Sep 1, 2016 - Jul 30, 2019
    Role: Sub PI
    Evaluating the Use of Pitasvastatin to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-infected Adults (REPRIEVE)
    NIH 1U01HL12333901Mar 1, 2015 - May 30, 2020
    Increasing Access to HIV Care and Treatment (IAHCT)
    HRSA Jun 1, 2012 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: PI

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    1. Novel approaches in the treatment of Hansen's disease (Leprosy): a case series of multidrug therapy of monthly rifampin, moxifloxacin, and minocycline (RMM) in the United States. Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2022 Jan-Dec; 9:20499361221135885. Franco-Paredes C, Garcia-Creighton E, Henao-Martínez A, Kallgren DL, Banjade R, Dyer JA, Nelson T, Zaesim A, Peluso MJ, Jain V, Lee DH, Minces LR, Wirshup M, Sierra Hoffman M, Katsolis J, Brust K, Giron J, Smiarowski L, Hoosepian-Mer PA, Stryjewska B. PMID: 36387060; PMCID: PMC9647311.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4  
    2. Patient characteristics and neighborhood attributes associated with hepatitis C screening and positivity in Philadelphia. Prev Med Rep. 2022 Dec; 30:102011. Lee DH, Chou EY, Moore K, Melly S, Zhao Y, Chen H, Buehler JW. PMID: 36245804; PMCID: PMC9562417.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2  
    3. Impact of deceased organ donor injection drug use on donor culture positivity and recipient outcomes. Transpl Infect Dis. 2022 Dec; 24(6):e13942. Moore K, Lautenbach E, Blumberg EA, Han J, Lee DH, Clauss H, Hasz R, Bilker WB, Molnar E, Alimenti D, West S, Tolomeo P, Anesi JA. PMID: 35986571; PMCID: PMC9780151.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Misinformation and Disinformation: The Potential Disadvantages of Social Media in Infectious Disease and How to Combat Them. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 05 15; 74(Suppl_3):e34-e39. Desai AN, Ruidera D, Steinbrink JM, Granwehr B, Lee DH. PMID: 35568471; PMCID: PMC9384020.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Impact of donor multidrug-resistant organisms on solid organ transplant recipient outcomes. Transpl Infect Dis. 2022 Feb; 24(1):e13783. Anesi JA, Blumberg EA, Han JH, Lee DH, Clauss H, Hasz R, Molnar E, Alimenti D, Motzer AR, West S, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. PMID: 34968006; PMCID: PMC9495582.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Antibiotic Utilization in Deceased Organ Donors. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 10 05; 73(7):1284-1287. Anesi JA, Lautenbach E, Han J, Lee DH, Clauss H, Climaco A, Hasz R, Bilker WB, Molnar E, Alimenti D, West S, Tolomeo P, Blumberg EA. PMID: 34015084; PMCID: PMC8561239.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. How the Field of Infectious Diseases Can Leverage Digital Strategy and Social Media Use During a Pandemic. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Feb; 8(2):ofab027. Marcelin JR, Cortés-Penfield N, Del Rio C, Desai A, Echenique I, Granwehr B, Lawal F, Kuriakose K, Lee DH, Malinis M, Ruidera D, Siddiqui J, Spec A, Swartz TH. PMID: 33634204; PMCID: PMC7896640.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10  
    8. Experience with a six-month regimen of Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis in 122 HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2021 Jun; 23(3):e13511. Mejia CD, Malat GE, Boyle SM, Ranganna K, Lee DH. PMID: 33217136.
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    9. Autologous CD4 T Lymphocytes Modified with a Tat-Dependent, Virus-Specific Endoribonuclease Gene in HIV-Infected Individuals. Mol Ther. 2021 02 03; 29(2):626-635. Jacobson JM, Jadlowsky JK, Lacey SF, Fraietta JA, Plesa G, Chono H, Lee DH, Kulikovskaya I, Bartoszek C, Chen F, Tian L, Dimitri A, Levine BL, Veloso EA, Hwang WT, June CH. PMID: 33186691; PMCID: PMC7854306.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    10. Brief Report: Willingness to Accept HIV-Infected and Increased Infectious Risk Donor Organs Among Transplant Candidates Living With HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 09 01; 85(1):88-92. Seaman SM, Van Pilsum Rasmussen SE, Nguyen AQ, Halpern SE, You S, Waldram MM, Anjum SK, Bowring MG, Muzaale AD, Ostrander DB, Brown D, Massie AB, Tobian AAR, Henderson ML, Fletcher FE, Smith B, Chao A, Gorupati N, Prakash K, Aslam S, Lee DH, Kirchner V, Pruett TL, Haidar G, Hughes K, Malinis M, Trinh S, Segev DL, Sugarman J, Durand CM. PMID: 32427721; PMCID: PMC7429320.
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    11. Hepatitis C antibody screening and determinants of initial and duplicate screening in the baby boomer patients of six urban primary care clinics. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0235778. Coppock D, Chou E, Gracely E, Gross R, Heun-Lee D. . PMID: 32645083; PMCID: PMC7347094.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Duration of Perioperative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Patients. Prog Transplant. 2020 09; 30(3):265-270. Bandali A, Bias TE, Lee DH, Malat G. PMID: 32597322.
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    13. Impact of deceased donor multidrug-resistant bacterial organisms on organ utilization. Am J Transplant. 2020 09; 20(9):2559-2566. Anesi JA, Han JH, Lautenbach E, Lee DH, Clauss H, Climaco A, Bilker WB, Hasz R, Molnar E, Alimenti D, West S, Tolomeo P, Blumberg EA, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. PMID: 32090413; PMCID: PMC7483863.
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    14. The Struggling Infectious Diseases Fellow: Remediation Challenges and Opportunities. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Mar; 7(3):ofaa058. Melia MT, Paez A, Reid G, Chirch LM, Luther VP, Blackburn BG, Perez F, Abdoler E, Kaul DR, Rehm S, Harik N, Barsoumian A, Person AK, Yun H, Beckham JD, Boruchoff S, Cariello PF, Cutrell JB, Graber CJ, Lee DH, Maziarz E, Paras ML, Razonable RR, Ressner R, Chen A, Chow B, Escota G, Herc E, Johnson A, Maves RC, Nnedu O, Clauss H, Kulkarni P, Pottinger PS, Serpa JA, Bhowmick T, Bittner M, Wooten D, Casanas B, Shnekendorf R, Blumberg EA. PMID: 32166097; PMCID: PMC7061231.
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    15. Barriers to kidney transplant evaluation in HIV-positive patients with advanced kidney disease: A single-center study. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Apr; 22(2):e13253. Boyle SM, Fehr K, Deering C, Raza A, Harhay MN, Malat G, Ranganna K, Lee DH. PMID: 31994821; PMCID: PMC7162707.
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    16. Clarifying the HOPE Act landscape: The challenge of donors with false-positive HIV results. Am J Transplant. 2020 02; 20(2):617-619. Durand CM, Werbel W, Doby B, Brown D, Desai NM, Malinis M, Price J, Chin-Hong P, Mehta S, Friedman-Moraco R, Turgeon NA, Gilbert A, Morris MI, Stosor V, Elias N, Aslam S, Santos CAQ, Hand JM, Husson J, Pruett TL, Agarwal A, Adebiyi O, Pereira M, Small CB, Apewokin S, Heun Lee D, Haidar G, Blumberg E, Mehta SA, Huprikar S, Florman SS, Redd AD, Tobian AAR, Segev DL. PMID: 31675457; PMCID: PMC7132607.
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    17. Safety and Efficacy of Universal Postoperative Decolonization for Kidney Transplant Recipients. Exp Clin Transplant. 2020 04; 18(2):153-156. Lee DH, Malat G, Boyle SM, Talluri S, Bias TE, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Doyle A. PMID: 31266440.
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    18. Risk factors for multidrug-resistant organisms among deceased organ donors. Am J Transplant. 2019 09; 19(9):2468-2478. Anesi JA, Blumberg EA, Han JH, Lee DH, Clauss H, Climaco A, Hasz R, Molnar E, Alimenti D, West S, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. PMID: 31162785; PMCID: PMC6711782.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Herpes simplex virus infections in solid organ transplantation: Guidelines from the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice. Clin Transplant. 2019 09; 33(9):e13526. Lee DH, Zuckerman RA, AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice. PMID: 30859647.
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    20. A rare case of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex with colitis in a renal transplant recipient. Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Feb; 21(1):e13011. Ingilizova M, Epstein S, Heun Lee D, Patel N, Patel Babariya S, Morgenstern R, Popnikolov N, Coppock D. PMID: 30298542.
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    21. Kidney Transplantation in HIV-Positive Patients: A Single-Center, 16-Year Experience. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 01; 73(1):112-118. Malat GE, Boyle SM, Jindal RM, Guy S, Xiao G, Harhay MN, Lee DH, Ranganna KM, Anil Kumar MS, Doyle AM. PMID: 29705074.
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    22. Barriers to listing for HIV-infected patients being evaluated for kidney transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Dec; 19(6). Lee DH, Boyle SM, Malat GE, Kern C, Milrod C, DeBellis S, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Guy S, Talluri S, Bias T, Doyle A. PMID: 28921783; PMCID: PMC5745286.
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    23. Association of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate with primary allograft survival in HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Aug; 19(4). Boyle SM, Malat G, Harhay MN, Lee DH, Pang L, Talluri S, Sharma A, Bias TE, Ranganna K, Doyle AM. PMID: 28520146.
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    24. Clinical outcomes associated with carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) in abdominal solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Infect Dis (Lond). 2018 01; 50(1):67-70. Bias TE, Malat GE, Lee DH, Sharma A, Doyle AM. PMID: 28714754.
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    25. HIV in the dialysis population: Current issues and future directions. Semin Dial. 2017 09; 30(5):430-437. Boyle SM, Lee DH, Wyatt CM. PMID: 28608994.
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    26. Successful Posttransplant Treatment of Hepatitis C With Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2017 05; 101(5):974-979. Sawinski D, Lee DH, Doyle AM, Blumberg EA. PMID: 27467534.
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    27. Identification of Risk Factors Associated With Clostridium difficile Infection in Liver Transplantation Recipients: A Single-Center Analysis. Transplant Proc. 2016 Oct; 48(8):2763-2768. Rogala BG, Malat GE, Lee DH, Harhay MN, Doyle AM, Bias TE. PMID: 27788814.
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    28. Serum creatinine elevation after switch to dolutegravir in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive kidney transplant recipient. Transpl Infect Dis. 2016 Aug; 18(4):625-7. Lee DH, Malat GE, Bias TE, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Doyle AM. PMID: 27159656; PMCID: PMC5525135.
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    29. Low rates of vaccination in listed kidney transplant candidates. Transpl Infect Dis. 2016 Feb; 18(1):155-9. Lee DH, Boyle SM, Malat G, Sharma A, Bias T, Doyle AM. PMID: 26461052.
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    30. Differences of Mortality Rates between Pocket and Nonpocket Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Dec; 38(12):1456-63. Lee DH, Gracely EJ, Aleem SY, Kutalek SP, Vielemeyer O. PMID: 26351247.
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    31. An Assessment of HIV-Infected Patients Dying in Care for Deceased Organ Donation in a United States Urban Center. Am J Transplant. 2015 Aug; 15(8):2105-16. Richterman A, Sawinski D, Reese PP, Lee DH, Clauss H, Hasz RD, Thomasson A, Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Forde KA, Bloom RD, Doll SL, Brady KA, Blumberg EA. PMID: 25976241.
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    32. Preexposure chemoprophylaxis for HIV prevention. N Engl J Med. 2011 04 07; 364(14):1372-3; author reply 1374-5. Lee DH, Vielemeyer O. PMID: 21470026.
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    33. Analysis of overall level of evidence behind Infectious Diseases Society of America practice guidelines. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):18-22. Lee DH, Vielemeyer O. PMID: 21220656.
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    34. Ultra-fast low concentration detection of Candida pathogens utilizing high resolution micropore chips. Sensors (Basel). 2009; 9(3):1590-8. Mulero R, Lee DH, Kutzler MA, Jacobson JM, Kim MJ. PMID: 22573974; PMCID: PMC3345857.
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    35. Empirical use of fluconazole in critically ill patients: good study, but what was the hold-up? Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jan 06; 150(1):59; author reply 59-60. Lee DH. PMID: 19124827.
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