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Teng Lee, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentSurgery
Address500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-353-8196
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    Washington University School of Medicine, Saint LouisM.D.1999Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland2006Resident/General Surgery
    Lunds Universitet (Malmö University Hospital), Malmö, Sweden2007Fellow/Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery
    Duke University, Durham, NC2010Resident/Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Duke University, Durham, NC2010Fellow/Aortic Surgery, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
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    American College of SurgeonsFellow
    Case Western Reserve University2001  - 2003Dudley P. Allen Surgical Research Scholar

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    Teng C. Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S, 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.

    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. 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). 2018 May 22. PMID: 29786407.
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    2. Aalaei-Andabili SH, Anderson RD, Bavry AA, Lee TC, Wayangankar S, Arnaoutakis GJ, Beaver TM. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Efficiency and Safety Improvements With Progressive Experience and Improved Technology. Innovations (Phila). 2018 Mar/Apr; 13(2):120-124. PMID: 29668502.
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    3. 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. PMID: 29314257.
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    4. Belli EV, Lee T. Idarucizumab (Praxbind) for reversal of pradaxa prior to emergent repair of contained ruptured transverse arch aneurysm. Ann Card Anaesth. 2017 Jul-Sep; 20(3):369-371. PMID: 28701610.
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    5. Aalaei-Andabili SH, Martin T, Hess P, Klodell C, Karimi A, Arnaoutakis G, Lee T, Beaver T. Florida Sleeve Procedure Is Durable and Improves Aortic Valve Function in Marfan Syndrome Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep; 104(3):834-839. PMID: 28410640.
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    6. Aalaei-Andabili SH, Scali S, Klodell C, Lee T, Hess P, Martin T, Beck A, Feezor R, Alhussaini M, Arnaoutakis G, Beaver T. Outcomes of Antegrade Stent Graft Deployment During Hybrid Aortic Arch Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug; 104(2):538-544. PMID: 28395872.
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    7. Jeng EI, Voskresensky I, Beck AW, Lee TC. Femorofemoral Shunt During Surgery for Acute DeBakey Type 1 Dissection to Treat Peripheral Extremity Malperfusion. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):e17-e20. PMID: 28007264.
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    8. Lee TC, Beaver TM. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr; 101(4):1470. PMID: 27000570.
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    9. Lee TC, Andersen ND, Williams JB, Bhattacharya SD, McCann RL, Hughes GC. Results with a selective revascularization strategy for left subclavian artery coverage during thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul; 92(1):97-102; discussion 102-3. PMID: 21718834.
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    10. Glower DD, Lee T, Desai B. Aortic valve replacement through right minithoracotomy in 306 consecutive patients. Innovations (Phila). 2010 Sep; 5(5):326-30. PMID: 22437515.
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    11. Andersen ND, Dubose J, Shah A, Lee T, Wechsler SB, Hughes GC. Thoracic endografting in a patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia presenting with a descending thoracic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Feb; 51(2):468-70. PMID: 20141966.
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    12. Lee TC, Desai BS, Milano C, Jaggers J, Glower DD. Comparison of Minithoracotomy versus Sternotomy in 304 Consecutive Tricuspid Valve Operations. Innovations (Phila). 2010 Jan; 5(1):3-6. PMID: 22437268.
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    13. Lee TC, Desai B, Glower DD. Results of 141 consecutive minimally invasive tricuspid valve operations: an 11-year experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Dec; 88(6):1845-50. PMID: 19932246.
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    14. Kölbel T, Lee T, Ivancev K, Resch TA, Sonesson B, Malina M. In situ bending of a thoracic stent-graft: a proposed novel technique to improve thoracic endograft seal. J Endovasc Ther. 2008 Feb; 15(1):62-6. PMID: 18254674.
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    15. Boasquevisque CH, Lee TC, Mora BN, Peterson D, Osburn WO, Bernstein M, Zhang W, Nietupski JB, Scheule RK, Cooper JD, Botney MD, Patterson GA. Liposome-mediated gene transfer to lung isografts. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1997 Nov; 114(5):783-91; discussion 791-2. PMID: 9375608.
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    16. Boasquevisque CH, Mora BN, Schmid RA, Lee TC, Nagahiro I, Cooper JD, Patterson GA. Ex vivo adenoviral-mediated gene transfer to lung isografts during cold preservation. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Jun; 63(6):1556-61. PMID: 9205147.
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