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Francis Lee, MD, PhD, FAAOS, MBA

Musculoskeletal Oncology, Sarcoma, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Orthopaedic Surgery

Biography

Francis Y.  Lee, MD, PhD, is an orthopaedic surgeon with extensive expertise treating both adults and children. Committed to providing care of the highest quality, Dr. Lee works with a range of musculoskeletal problems, from fractures and limb deformities to musculoskeletal tumors and infections. He is an expert in complex musculoskeletal reconstruction.

A professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Lee has a secondary appointment in the Department of Pathology. In addition, he serves as vice chair of academic, scientific and research affairs in orthopaedics. He holds the rare distinction of being both an orthopedic surgeon and a musculoskeletal scientist scholar working with National Institute of Health Research Programs. Dr. Lee conducts extensive research into such areas as fracture healing, bone metastasis and orthobiologics (the practice of using a patient’s own blood products to stimulate healing). “I focus on high-impact orthopaedic research that is directly relevant to the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic disorders,” Dr. Lee says.

Dr. Lee says he especially enjoys interacting with patients and their families. He draws upon his research background to approach each case with a sense of discovery and innovation.  “I will provide care for you and your family as if I were treating my own family members and friends,” he says.

Titles

  • Wayne O. Southwick Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • with Tenure in Traditional Track
  • Professor in Department of Pathology, Secondary Appointment
  • Biological and Biomedical Science Program, YSM Postgraduate School
  • Wayne O. Southwick Endowed Professor in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale School of Management, Honorary MBA (2019)
  • Honorary Executive MBA
    Yale School of Management (2018)
  • Clinical Orthopedic Fellowship
    Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto (1999)
  • Clinical Orthopedic Fellowship
    Harvard Medical School (Mass General Hospital & Boston Children's Hospital) (1998)
  • Orthopaedic Residency
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (1997)
  • Orthopedic Research Fellowship
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1996)
  • PhD
    Seoul National University College of Medicine, Orthopedic Basic Science (1992)
  • Orthopaedic Residency
    Seoul National University Hospital (1992)
  • MD
    Seoul National University College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (1986)
  • Premed & Doctor of Medicine
    Seoul National University College of Medicine (1986)
  • Undergraduate Student
    University of Maryland at U.S. 8th Army, Seoul, Korea (1982)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • 한국어 (Korean)

Additional Information

Biography

Francis Y.  Lee, MD, PhD, is an orthopaedic surgeon with extensive expertise treating both adults and children. Committed to providing care of the highest quality, Dr. Lee works with a range of musculoskeletal problems, from fractures and limb deformities to musculoskeletal tumors and infections. He is an expert in complex musculoskeletal reconstruction.

A professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Lee has a secondary appointment in the Department of Pathology. In addition, he serves as vice chair of academic, scientific and research affairs in orthopaedics. He holds the rare distinction of being both an orthopedic surgeon and a musculoskeletal scientist scholar working with National Institute of Health Research Programs. Dr. Lee conducts extensive research into such areas as fracture healing, bone metastasis and orthobiologics (the practice of using a patient’s own blood products to stimulate healing). “I focus on high-impact orthopaedic research that is directly relevant to the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic disorders,” Dr. Lee says.

Dr. Lee says he especially enjoys interacting with patients and their families. He draws upon his research background to approach each case with a sense of discovery and innovation.  “I will provide care for you and your family as if I were treating my own family members and friends,” he says.

Titles

  • Wayne O. Southwick Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • with Tenure in Traditional Track
  • Professor in Department of Pathology, Secondary Appointment
  • Biological and Biomedical Science Program, YSM Postgraduate School
  • Wayne O. Southwick Endowed Professor in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale School of Management, Honorary MBA (2019)
  • Honorary Executive MBA
    Yale School of Management (2018)
  • Clinical Orthopedic Fellowship
    Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto (1999)
  • Clinical Orthopedic Fellowship
    Harvard Medical School (Mass General Hospital & Boston Children's Hospital) (1998)
  • Orthopaedic Residency
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (1997)
  • Orthopedic Research Fellowship
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1996)
  • PhD
    Seoul National University College of Medicine, Orthopedic Basic Science (1992)
  • Orthopaedic Residency
    Seoul National University Hospital (1992)
  • MD
    Seoul National University College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (1986)
  • Premed & Doctor of Medicine
    Seoul National University College of Medicine (1986)
  • Undergraduate Student
    University of Maryland at U.S. 8th Army, Seoul, Korea (1982)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • 한국어 (Korean)

Additional Information