Dr. Lee and his family immigrated to Sacramento, California from Hong Kong in 1964. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry with honors from Stanford University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Lee then returned to Stanford where he completed his medical internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship. Because of his academic achievements and technical aptitude, he was one of only two scholars in the United States selected to train under Dr. Geoffrey Hartzler, a world renowned pioneer of balloon angioplasty at the Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City.
Dr. Lee is trained to use numerous coronary devices including coronary stenting, balloon angioplasty, atherectomy and laser angioplasty. He has authored many scientific publications and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lee is also a Clinical Professor at UCLA and the doctors from Los Angeles come to Bakersfield to work with him as part of their training. Dr. Lee participates in numerous research projects many of which benefits current patients and countless future patients. Dr. Lee is married and has two children. His special interests include snowboarding and ice hockey.