cardiology, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, left ventricular assist device, heart transplant, cardiometabolic disease, cardio-oncology
Dr. Lee is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC-Irvine and a board-certified heart failure cardiologist. His clinical interests include patient selection for durable LVADs, mechanical circulatory support for cardiogenic shock, multimodal imaging, and cardiometabolic health.
After graduating with honors from the University of Texas, Dr. Lee completed his doctorate in medicine from the UT-Houston McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at the Los Angeles County Hospital and the University of Southern California, general cardiology fellowship at the Baylor Scott and White hospital, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology fellowship at the University of Washington. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiac CT.
Dr. Lee has presented at several national cardiology conferences including the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Heart Failure Society of America, and American College of Cardiology. His publications have appeared in the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American Heart Association, Cell Death Discovery, Artificial Organs, and the Journal for Biomedical Optics. He has also written for ACC.org and Medscape.
VP Nguyen, AY Lee, RK Cheng. Primary Care of the Adult Heart Transplant Recipient. In: Wong CJ. Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient.; 2020.
I Schlam, A Lee, S Li, FH Sheikh, R Zaghlol, B Basyal, C Gallagher, E Molina, C Mahr, R Cheng, A Barac. Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Patients with Active Malignancies. J Am Coll Cardiol CardioOnc. 2021 Jun, 3 (2) 305–315
WC Roberts, AY Lee, SR Lander, CS Roberts, BL Hamman. Libman-Sacks Endocarditis Involving a Bioprosthesis in the Aortic Valve Position in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Am J Cardiol. 2019;124(2):316-318.
AY Kluger, KM Tecson, AY Lee, EV Lerma, J Rangaswami, NE Lepor, ME Cobble, PA McCullough. Class effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on cardiorenal outcomes. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2019;18(1):99.
PA McCullough, AY Kluger, KM Tecson, CM Barbin, AY Lee, EV Lerma, ZP Rosol, SL Kluger, J Rangaswami. Inhibition of the Sodium-Proton Antiporter (Exchanger) is a Plausible Mechanism of Potential Benefit and Harm for Drugs Designed to Block Sodium Glucose Co-transporter 2. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2018;19(2):51-63.
AY Kluger, KM Tecson, CM Barbin, AY Lee, EV Lerma, ZP Rosol, J Rangaswami, NE Lepor, ME Cobble, PA McCullough. Cardiorenal Outcomes in the CANVAS, DECLARE-TIMI 58, and EMPA-REG OUTCOME Trials: A Systematic Review. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2018;19(2):41-49.
AY Lee, KM Tecson, B Lima, AF Shaikh, J Collier, S Still, R Baxter, JM DiMaio, J Felius, SA Carey, GV Gonzalez-Stawinski, R Nauret, M Wong, SA Hall, SM Joseph. Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Extremely Obese Heart Failure Patients. Artif Organs. 2018;
FS Raza, AY Lee, AK Jamil, H Qin, J Felius, AE Rafael, GV Gonzalez-Stawinski, SA Hall, SM Joseph, B Lima, AS Bindra. Relation of Vasoplegia in the Absence of Primary Graft Dysfunction to Mortality Following Cardiac Transplantation. Am J Cardiol. 2018;122(11):1902-1908.
KM Tecson, B Lima, AY Lee, FS Raza, G Ching, CH Lee, J Felius, RD Baxter, S Still, JDG Collier, SA Hall, SM Joseph. Determinants and Outcomes of Vasoplegia Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7(11)
T Lam, R Harmancey, H Vasquez, B Gilbert, N Patel, V Hariharan, A Lee, M Covey, and H Taegtmeyer. Reversal of intramyocellular lipid accumulation by lipophagy and a p62-mediated pathway. Cell Death Discovery, 2016.
CW Kan, AY Lee, LT Nieman, K Sokolov, and MK Markey. Adaptive spectral window sizes for extraction of diagnostic features from optical spectra. Journal for Biomedical Optics, 2010.
AY Lee, PP Natarajan, RK Cheng, K Shah, C Chien, JL Jefferies. The Role of Vericiguat in the Expanding Realm of Heart Failure Pharmacotherapy: An Overview of the VICTORIA Trial. Expert Analysis. American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies. July 8 2020.