Michael J. Lee, M.D.
Surgical Dynamics Endowed Chair for Spine Research
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Michael J. Lee received his M.D. from Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Lee is a highly dedicated, productive, passionate and knowledgeable surgeon, researcher and mentor. He has demonstrated exceptional clinical and organization skills with outstanding academic, service and scholarly accomplishments. His leadership, compassion and collegiality have benefited the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, UW Medicine and the greater national and international spine community.
Dr. Lee is an active researcher, publishing extensively using the Spine End Results Registry. These manuscripts have identified and quantified risk factors for complication after spine surgery, and thus have improved the knowledge base for safety of spine procedures. He is also involved in a multi-disciplinary effort for comparative effectiveness research of lumbar fusion for chronic back pain. Dr. Lee collaborates with multiple departments and has taken on a leadership role with the novel Washington statewide Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP). He also serves as an abstract reviewer for multiple national and international spine society conferences. Additionally, Dr.Lee has served as editor of two major spine texts, Measurements in Spine Care and AO Spine Smart-B Handbook.
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- Michael J. Lee, M.D.
- The endowed fund that supports his work.
- Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
If you’re interested in this field, please consider making a gift to this fund through the UW Foundation.