New faculty member joins thoracic and cardiovascular division

Teng Lee, MDTeng C. Lee, MD, has joined the UF department of surgery as an assistant professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery as well as co-director for the UF Health Aorta Center.

Dr. Lee earned his medical degree at Washington University in Saint Louis and completed his residency in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. After residency, Dr. Lee trained as a fellow in endovascular and interventional radiology at Malmo University Hospital in Sweden. He then completed a thoracic surgery residency and fellowship in aortic surgery and cardiopulmonary transplant/mechanical circulatory support, both at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Lee previously served as assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland, where he also served as the co-director of their Center for Aortic Disease. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has written several book chapters and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

His clinical interests include surgery of the aorta, using both endovascular and open techniques, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, minimally invasive surgery and general adult cardiac surgery. Dr. Lee’s research interests include development of new stent-graft technology and outcomes in aortic surgery.