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Byron K. Lee, M.D.

Cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Byron Lee is a specialist in treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation and device implantation, for patients with arrhythmia. In his research, he focuses on topics including sudden cardiac death, atrial fibrillation and biventricular pacing for heart failure.

A native of San Francisco, he earned an undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and a medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed an internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology training at Stanford University Medical Center in 2001.

Clinics

Asian Heart and Vascular Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor, Suite C-244
San Francisco, CA 94115
Appointments: (415) 885-3678
Events: (415) 885-3678
Fax: (415) 885-3676

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1, Room 094
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2554
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level, Room 94
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 476-5355

Hours: Monday
noon – 4 p.m

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Cantonese

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1994

Residencies

Stanford University Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1997

Fellowships

Stanford University Medical Center, Cardiology 2000
Stanford University Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Singh DK, Viswanathan MN, Tanel RE, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Han F, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Pellegrini C, Kawamura M, Gerstenfeld EP, Badhwar N, Scheinman M. His overdrive pacing during supraventricular tachycardia: A novel maneuver for distinguishing atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Aug; 11(8):1327-35.
  2. Stepanyan G, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Vedantham V, Olgin J, Scheinman M, Gerstenfeld EP. Safety of new oral anticoagulants for patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jun; 40(1):33-8.
  3. Kawamura M, Badhwar N, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. Coupling interval dispersion and body mass index are independent predictors of idiopathic premature ventricular complex-induced cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Jul; 25(7):756-62.
  4. Hsu JC, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP, Lee RJ, Mandyam MC, Dewland TA, Imburgia KE, Hoffmayer KS, Vedantham V, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Scheinman MM, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Randomized trial of conventional transseptal needle versus radiofrequency energy needle puncture for left atrial access (the TRAVERSE-LA study). J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Oct; 2(5):e000428.
  5. Soleimani Rahbar A, Hsu JC, Han FT, Nguyen N, Kwon M, Azadani PN, Marcus GM, Lee BK. Trainee inexperience is associated with longer procedure times but no increase in complications for cardiac device implantation. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Dec; 10(12):1755-8.
  6. Rahbar AS, Azadani PN, Thatipelli S, Fleischmann KE, Nguyen N, Lee BK. Risk factors and prognosis for clot formation on cardiac device leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Oct; 36(10):1294-300.
  7. Duggirala S, Lee BK. Optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy for congestive heart failure. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jun; 38(6):215-37.
  8. Sung RK, Massie BM, Varosy PD, Moore H, Rumsfeld J, Lee BK, Keung E. Long-term electrical survival analysis of Riata and Riata ST silicone leads: National Veterans Affairs experience. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Dec; 9(12):1954-61.
  9. Mandyam MC, Vedantham V, Scheinman MM, Tseng ZH, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Gerstenfeld EP, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Alcohol and vagal tone as triggers for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 1; 110(3):364-8.
  10. Hsu JC, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM. Predictors of fluoroscopy time and procedural failure during biventricular device implantation. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jul 15; 110(2):240-5.
  11. Soleimanirahbar A, Lee BK. The TASER safety controversy. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2011 Nov; 8(6):661-3.
  12. Azadani PN, Tseng ZH, Ermakov S, Marcus GM, Lee BK. Funding source and author affiliation in TASER research are strongly associated with a conclusion of device safety. Am Heart J. 2011 Sep; 162(3):533-7.
  13. Hsu JC, Friday J, Lee BK, Azadani PN, Lee RJ, Badhwar N, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Predictors of axillary vein location for vascular access during pacemaker and defibrillator lead implantation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec; 34(12):1585-92.
  14. Hoffmayer KS, Yang Y, Joseph S, McCabe JM, Bhave P, Hsu J, Ng RK, Lee BK, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Narayan SM, Marcus GM, Scheinman MM. Predictors of unusual ECG characteristics in cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter ablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Oct; 34(10):1251-7.
  15. Azadani PN, Kumar UN, Yang Y, Scheinman MM, Hoopes CW, Marcus GM, Rifkin C, Olgin JE, Lee BK. Frequency of atrial flutter after adult lung transplantation. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Mar 15; 107(6):922-6.
  16. Yang Y, Varma N, Badhwar N, Tanel RE, Sundara S, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM, Kim AM, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM. Prospective observations in the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of intra-isthmus reentry. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct; 21(10):1099-106.
  17. Marcus GM, Smith LM, Ordovas K, Scheinman MM, Kim AM, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Olgin JE. Intracardiac and extracardiac markers of inflammation during atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2010; 7(2):149-54.
  18. Lee BK, Olgin JE. Role of wearable and automatic external defibrillators in improving survival in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2009 Oct; 11(5):360-5.
  19. Hsu JC, Tanel RE, Lee BK, Scheinman MM, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Differences in accessory pathway location by sex and race. Heart Rhythm. 2010 Jan; 7(1):52-6.
  20. Sakhuja R, Smith LM, Tseng ZH, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Scheinman MM, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Test characteristics of neck fullness and witnessed neck pulsations in the diagnosis of typical AV nodal reentrant tachycardia. Clin Cardiol. 2009 Aug; 32(8):E13-8.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.