Richard Lee, M.D., MBA

Richard Lee, M.D., MBA

Richard Lee, MD, MBA joined the faculty of Saint Louis University School of Medicine as Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of Surgery and Co-Director of the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care in 2012.    Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine and his Master of Business Administration from Washington University John M Olin School of Business.  He completed his surgical residency at Rush Medical Center, his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine and his adult cardiac surgery and heart transplantation fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Lee has clinical expertise in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, valve disease, atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease.  In addition to patient care and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Lee has research interests in heart valve disease and arrhythmia.


Professor of Surgery
Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery
Co-Director, Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care (C4) 
Director, Cardiovascular Service, Saint Louis University Hospital

Educational Training
Medical Degree:  University of Illinois- Chicago
Surgical Residency:  Washington University, St. Louis
Adult Cardiac Surgery and Heart Transplantation Fellowship:  Cleveland Clinic

Board Certification
Thoracic Surgery
General Surgery

Special Interests
Transcatheter Valve Replacement
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Atrial Fibrillation
Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Repair

National & Regional Activities

Member, American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Member, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Board Member, Political Action Committee, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

 

Editorial and Journal Reviewer

Associate Editor, Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Editorial Board, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

 

Honors and Awards

Top Performance Award of the Editorial Board, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

AATS Leadership Academy Scholarship, American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Atrial Fibrillation
Treatment of Valvular Disease