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Joyce Lee, M.D., M.A.S.

Pulmonologist and critical care specialist

Dr. Joyce Lee is a pulmonologist and critical care specialist, and the director of the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Clinic.

In addition to treating patients, Lee helps conduct research focusing on the role of gastroesophageal reflux and microaspiration (inhalation of small droplets of stomach contents) in the development and progression of pulmonary fibrosis.

Lee received her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill., and completed her internship and residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She completed her fellowship at UCSF. Before starting her fellowship, Lee was a post-doctoral research fellow in the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute.


Interstitial Lung Disease Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2577
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Friday
8 a.m. – noon

Conditions & Treatments

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Richeldi L, Ryerson CJ, Lee JS, Wolters PJ, Koth LL, Ley B, Elicker BM, Jones KD, King TE, Ryu JH, Collard HR. Relative versus absolute change in forced vital capacity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Thorax. 2012 May; 67(5):407-11.
  2. Lee JS, Song JW, Wolters PJ, Elicker BM, King TE, Kim DS, Collard HR. Bronchoalveolar lavage pepsin in acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2012 Feb; 39(2):352-8.
  3. Lee JS, Collard HR. Primum non nocere: safety in clinical trials for IPF. Respirology. 2011 Jul; 16(5):723-4.
  4. Comellas AP, Kelly AM, Trejo HE, Briva A, Lee J, Sznajder JI, Dada LA. Insulin regulates alveolar epithelial function by inducing Na+/K+-ATPase translocation to the plasma membrane in a process mediated by the action of Akt. J Cell Sci. 2010 Apr 15; 123(Pt 8):1343-51.
  5. Kim EJ, Elicker BM, Maldonado F, Webb WR, Ryu JH, Van Uden JH, Lee JS, King TE, Collard HR. Usual interstitial pneumonia in rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease. Eur Respir J. 2010 Jun; 35(6):1322-8.
  6. Matthay MA, Lee J. Beta2 adrenergic agonist therapy may enhance alveolar epithelial repair in patients with acute lung injury. Thorax. 2008 Mar; 63(3):189-90.

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.