Teng C Lee MD, FACS

Teng C Lee, MD, FACS

Primary Specialties
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

39141 Civic Center Dr., Suite 335
Fremont, CA 94538
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Phone (510) 248-1400

Website surgery.ucsf.edu/faculty/adult-cardiothoracic-surgery/teng-c-lee,-md.aspx

  • Office Information

    Primary Office

    39141 Civic Center Dr., Suite 335
    Fremont, CA 94538
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  • About

    Physician Bio

    Teng C. Lee, MD, FACS, is an associate professor of surgery in the
    Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of California, San
    Francisco, and co-director of the UCSF Center for Aortic Disease
    . In addition, he is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Washington Township Medical
    Foundation and Washington Hospital Healthcare System.

    Dr. Lee is part of our mission to offer patients the highest level of care
    available anywhere. To further that goal, we have a strategic relationship
    with UCSF Health and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. The focus
    is to create a comprehensive and integrated regional health care network.
    This includes providing Tri-City residents local access to many of UCSF’s
    renowned specialty services, including cardiothoracic services, and providing
    expanded access to these specialized physicians.

    Prior to UCSF, Dr. Lee was co-director of the Aorta Center at University
    of Florida. He also 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 St. Louis, MO. 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, who speaks English, Mandarin and Taiwanese, is a widely published
    author of peer-reviewed research. He has a special interest in the development
    of next-generation stent-graft technology, along with outcomes and management
    of aortic dissection.

  • Experience & Education

    Experience & Education

    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; Fellowship, Aortic Surgery and Cardiopulmonary Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1999)
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, B.S. with Honors (1995)
    Lunds universitet (Malmo University Hospital), Malmo, Sweden; Fellowship, Endovascular and Interventional Radiology (2006-2007)
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Residency, Surgery (1999-2006)
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; Residency, Thoracic Surgery (2007-2010)

    Work Experience

    Clinical Expertise

    • Aortic Valve Repair

    • Arrhythmia Surgery

    • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, including off-pump

    • Endovascular Surgery

    • Heart Transplantation

    • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

    • Mitral Valve Repair

    • Re-operative surgery

    • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Repair

    • Thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

    • Valve-sparing root replacement

  • Awards


    Dudley P. Allen Surgical Research Scholar, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH––Postdoctoral training (2001-2003)

    Fellow, American College of Surgeons