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Gordon K. Lee, M.D.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Plastic Surgery Division 770 Welch Rd Ste 400 MC 5715 Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 723-5824 Fax (650) 725-6605
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Christine Reyes-Santos Administrative Assistant Tel Work 650-723-5824
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • DIEP, SIEA, TUG, SGAP flaps
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Microsurgery
  • Perforator flap
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Administrative Appointments

  • Program Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency (2008 - present)
  • Director of Microsurgery, Stanford Plastic Surgery (2006 - present)
  • Associate Program Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency (2006 - 2008)

Honors and Awards

  • Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford School of Medicine (2012)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (2011)
  • Who's Who in America 2009, Strathmore (2009)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (2009)
  • America's Top Surgeon 2009, Consumer's Research Council (2009)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (June 2008)
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. (2006 - present)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. (2005 - present)
  • Member, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (2007 - present)
  • Founding Member, American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation (2008 - present)
  • Member, Association of American Plastic Surgeons (2011 - present)
  • Member, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (2006 - present)
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Professional Education

Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center TX (2004)
Internship: UCLA CA (1998)
Residency: UCLA CA (2003)
Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2005)
Medical Education: Stanford University Medical Center CA (1997)
MD: Stanford School of Medicine, Medicine (1997)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr, Lee is nationally and internationally recognized for his contributions to surgical education and training in plastic surgery. He has given lectures across the United States and around the world on the subject of surgical simulation and training. He has published numerous articles on surgical education. He also has studied surgical outcomes in breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction, and genital reconstruction. He has research grants for his work in surgical education, as well for reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lee has mentored many research fellows, residents, and students. He has helped them develop research projects, present at scientific meetings, and publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Lee also has collaborations with the basic scientist in examining stem cells in human muscle, and fat. Dr. Lee has also published work on biologic materials used for soft tissue reinforcement in reconstructive surgery, and has looked at the ways in which they undergo revascularization and tissue incorporation.

Novel techniques in microsurgery and complex reconstructive surgery. Plastic Surgery Outcomes Research and Education. Breast reconstruction. Esophagus reconstruction. Head and Neck reconstruction. Perineal and genital reconstruction.


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