Assistant Professor of Surgery

lee peterN-820 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


BS: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1994
MD: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, 2005
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2005

Specialty training:
  • Internship and residency in general surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Cardiothoracic surgery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Heart transplantation/VAD fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

AppointmentDecember, 2013

Specialty interests: Heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices


Research interests: Heart and lung transplantation, cardiac function and morphology during spaceflight

Dr. Lee’s clinical interests include heart and lung transplantation and mechanical assist devices. His research interests are in cardiac tissue engineering and the effects of spaceflight on the heart and cardiovascular system. 

In 2016, Dr. Lee was awarded a research grant from the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) for his study entitled “Microgravity sensing in tissue engineered muscle.” This project is in response of a call from NASA to U.S. institutions of higher education to develop an undergraduate-led project team that will fly a science and/or technology payload relevant to NASA's strategic goals and objectives on a suborbital reusable launch vehicle. Dr. Lee’s project was considered by the NASA reviewers as “…comprehensive with an excellent approach to mentoring, education and outreach. There is a high scientific value to NASA clearly linked to strategic goals.” Dr. Lee was also awarded the prestigious 2016 American College of Surgeons Faculty Research Fellowship.

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