Michael Lee, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #2902
San Francisco CA
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    New York UniversityMD05/2013Medicine
    New York University06/2016Internal Medicine Residency
    New York University06/2017Internal Medicine Chief Resident
    University of Colorado06/2020Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

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    The contribution of hypoxia inducible factor-1-dependent glycolysis in lung interstitial macrophages to the pathobiology of schistosomiasis-induced pulmonary hypertension.
    NIH/NHLBI K08HL168310Apr 5, 2023 - Mar 31, 2028
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Transpulmonary Metabolomics in Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 12398-BROct 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2023
    Role: Fulbright U.S. Scholar
    The pathobiological role of dysregulated pulmonary vascular metabolism in systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension
    U.S. Department of Defense W81XWH2210457Aug 1, 2022 - Jul 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Transpulmonary metabolomic gradients during exercise in systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary hypertension
    The CHEST Foundation (American College of Chest Physicians) CHEST Foundation Research Grant in PHSep 15, 2021 - Sep 15, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Schistosomiasis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Ethiopia and Zambia
    UCSF, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Nina Ireland Program for Lung Health (gift fund)Feb 1, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The Role of Smooth Muscle Cell Fatty Acid Oxidation in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypertension
    NIH F32HL151076Aug 17, 2020 - Aug 16, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pathogenetic role of endothelial cell fatty acid oxidation in pulmonary hypertension
    University of Colorado, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine PVD Research Career Development AwardJul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Post-doctoral research fellow
    The role of fatty acid oxidation in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension
    NIH T32HL007085-44,45Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Post-doctoral research fellow

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    1. Experimental Schistosoma haematobium pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2024 Jan; 14(1):e12336. Kassa B, Fonseca-Balladares DC, Kumar R, Lee MH, Mickael C, Sanders L, Nolan K, Graham BB. PMID: 38312832; PMCID: PMC10835079.
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    2. Dexamethasone prophylaxis protects from acute high-altitude illness by modifying the peripheral blood mononuclear cell inflammatory transcriptome. Biosci Rep. 2023 11 30; 43(11). Kumar R, Chanana N, Sharma K, Palmo T, Lee MH, Mishra A, Nolan K, Fonseca Balladares DC, Mickael C, Gupta MD, Thinlas T, Pasha Q, Graham BB. PMID: 37975243; PMCID: PMC10695741.
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    3. Is pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with schistosomiasis distinct from pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with portal hypertension? JHLT Open. 2023 Oct; 1. Graham BB, Hilton JF, Lee MH, Kumar R, Balladares DF, Rahaghi FN, Estépar RSJ, Mickael C, Lima RLB, Loureiro CMC, Lucena J, Oliveira RKF, Corrêa RA. PMID: 38050478; PMCID: PMC10695267.
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    4. Repetitive schistosoma exposure causes perivascular lung fibrosis and persistent pulmonary hypertension. Clin Sci (Lond). 2023 04 26; 137(8):617-631. Kumar R, Lee MH, Kassa B, Fonseca Balladares DC, Mickael C, Sanders L, Andruska A, Kumar M, Spiekerkoetter E, Bandeira A, Stenmark KR, Tuder RM, Graham BB. PMID: 37014925; PMCID: PMC10133871.
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    5. The COVID-19 pandemic and pulmonary arterial hypertension in Italy: adaptation, outcomes and valuable lessons learned. Eur Respir J. 2022 10; 60(4). Mickael C, Lee MH, Graham BB. PMID: 36202406; PMCID: PMC9924355.
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    6. Exercise metabolomics in pulmonary arterial hypertension: Where pulmonary vascular metabolism meets exercise physiology. Front Physiol. 2022; 13:963881. Lee MH, Menezes TCF, Reisz JA, Ferreira EVM, Graham BB, Oliveira RKF. PMID: 36171971; PMCID: PMC9510894.
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    7. The role of macrophages in right ventricular remodeling in experimental pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2022 Jul; 12(3):e12105. Gu S, Mickael C, Kumar R, Lee MH, Sanders L, Kassa B, Harral J, Williams J, Hansen KC, Stenmark KR, Tuder RM, Graham BB. PMID: 35874852; PMCID: PMC9297026.
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    8. Contribution of fatty acid oxidation to the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2022 09 01; 323(3):L355-L371. Lee MH, Sanders L, Kumar R, Hernandez-Saavedra D, Yun X, Ford JA, Perez MJ, Mickael C, Gandjeva A, Koyanagi DE, Harral JW, Irwin DC, Kassa B, Eckel RH, Shimoda LA, Graham BB, Tuder RM. PMID: 35763400; PMCID: PMC9448289.
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    9. Peripheral Blood Inflammation Profile of Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Using the High-Throughput Olink Proteomics Platform. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2022 05; 66(5):580-581. Mickael C, Kheyfets VO, Langouët-Astrié C, Lee MH, Sanders LA, Trentin CO, Sweatt AJ, Zamanian RT, Bull TM, Stenmark K, Graham BB, Tuder RM. PMID: 35486078; PMCID: PMC9116364.
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    10. Rationale and design of a screening study to detect schistosomiasis-associated pulmonary hypertension in Ethiopia and Zambia. Pulm Circ. 2022 Apr; 12(2):e12072. Sinkala E, Ahmed HY, Sibomana JP, Lee MH, Kassa B, Kumar R, Mazimba S, Binegdie AB, Mpisa S, Wamundila K, Graham BB, Hilton JF. PMID: 35514775; PMCID: PMC9063961.
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    11. Experimental Schistosoma japonicum-induced pulmonary hypertension. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022 04; 16(4):e0010343. Kassa B, Lee MH, Kumar R, Mickael C, Sanders L, Tuder RM, Mentink-Kane M, Graham BB. PMID: 35417453; PMCID: PMC9037943.
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    12. Double Trouble: Airflow and Pulmonary Vascular Obstruction. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 12 15; 204(12):1365-1367. Lee MH, Graham BB, Bull TM. PMID: 34644521; PMCID: PMC8865726.
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    13. Pathology of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. In: Janes SM, ed. Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine. 2021; 516-529. Lee MH, Tuder RM.
    14. Two Birds with One Stone: Helping the Pulmonary Arteries and the Right Ventricle by Targeting BMPR2 Signaling. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2021 09; 65(3):233-235. Lee MH, Mickael C, Graham BB. PMID: 34029508; PMCID: PMC8485994.
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    15. Endothelial cell PHD2-HIF1α-PFKFB3 contributes to right ventricle vascular adaptation in pulmonary hypertension. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2021 10 01; 321(4):L675-L685. Kassa B, Kumar R, Mickael C, Sanders L, Vohwinkel C, Lee MH, Gu S, Poth JM, Stenmark KR, Zhao YY, Tuder RM, Graham BB. PMID: 34346780; PMCID: PMC8560395.
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    16. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas: A Novel Association? Chest. 2021 12; 160(6):2260-2265. Lee MH, Doran J, Bang TJ, Hohsfield R, Hountras P, Boddie G, Wagh MS, Badesch D, Bull TM. PMID: 34284002; PMCID: PMC8692103.
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    17. A Case and Brief Review of Bilious Ascites and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome from Pancreatitis-Induced Post-Roux-En-Y Gastric Remnant Leak. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2021; 23(1):18-22. Martin MA, Lee MH, Neumeier A, Huie TJ.
    18. Arterial vascular volume changes with haemodynamics in schistosomiasis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Respir J. 2021 05; 57(5). Rahaghi FN, Hilton JF, Corrêa RA, Loureiro C, Ota-Arakaki JS, Verrastro CGY, Lee MH, Mickael C, Nardelli P, Systrom DA, Waxman AB, Washko GR, San José Estépar R, Graham BB, Oliveira RKF. PMID: 33446601; PMCID: PMC8106660.
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    19. Histopathological Correlation of Acute on Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonitis Caused by Vaporized Cannabis Oil Inhalation. Chest. 2021 03; 159(3):e137-e139. Lee MH, Cool CD, Maloney JP. PMID: 33678280.
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    20. Schistosomiasis Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Front Immunol. 2020; 11:608883. Sibomana JP, Campeche A, Carvalho-Filho RJ, Correa RA, Duani H, Pacheco Guimaraes V, Hilton JF, Kassa B, Kumar R, Lee MH, Loureiro CMC, Mazimba S, Mickael C, Oliveira RKF, Ota-Arakaki JS, Rezende CF, Silva LCS, Sinkala E, Ahmed HY, Graham BB. PMID: 33362796; PMCID: PMC7758287.
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    21. Pathophysiology and potential future therapeutic targets using preclinical models of COVID-19. ERJ Open Res. 2020 Oct; 6(4). Kumar R, Lee MH, Mickael C, Kassa B, Pasha Q, Tuder R, Graham B. PMID: 33313306; PMCID: PMC7720688.
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    22. Stable isotope metabolomics of pulmonary artery smooth muscle and endothelial cells in pulmonary hypertension and with TGF-beta treatment. Sci Rep. 2020 01 15; 10(1):413. Hernandez-Saavedra D, Sanders L, Freeman S, Reisz JA, Lee MH, Mickael C, Kumar R, Kassa B, Gu S, D' Alessandro A, Stenmark KR, Tuder RM, Graham BB. PMID: 31942023; PMCID: PMC6962446.
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    23. The role of pulmonary arterial hypertension-targeted therapy in systemic sclerosis. F1000Res. 2019; 8. Lee MH, Bull TM. PMID: 32025283; PMCID: PMC6971837.
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    24. IL-6Ra in Smooth Muscle Cells Protects against Schistosoma- and Hypoxia-induced Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2019 07; 61(1):123-126. Mickael C, Kumar R, Hernandez-Saavedra D, Kassa B, Sanders L, Koyanagi D, Gu S, Lee MH, Tuder RM, Graham BB. PMID: 31259624; PMCID: PMC6604223.
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    25. Comparing pulmonary hypertension severity between rat strains suggests right ventricle NK cells are protective. Cardiovasc Res. 2019 03 15; 115(4):699-700. Mickael C, Lee MH, Gu S, Graham BB. PMID: 30517607; PMCID: PMC6657381.
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    26. Common genetic variants in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 03; 7(3):190-191. Gu S, Kumar R, Lee MH, Mickael C, Graham BB. PMID: 30527955; PMCID: PMC6768546.
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    27. Cystine growth inhibition through molecular mimicry: a new paradigm for the prevention of crystal diseases. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2015 May; 17(5):33. Lee MH, Sahota A, Ward MD, Goldfarb DS. PMID: 25874348; PMCID: PMC4518543.
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    28. Crystal growth inhibitors for the prevention of L-cystine kidney stones through molecular design. Science. 2010 Oct 15; 330(6002):337-341. Rimer JD, An Z, Zhu Z, Lee MH, Goldfarb DS, Wesson JA, Ward MD. PMID: 20947757; PMCID: PMC5166609.
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