Byron K. Lee, MD

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., Fifth Floor
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

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysio, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Professor

More about Byron K. Lee

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. Guo X, Vittinghoff E, Vedantham V, Pletcher MJ, Lee BK. Trends in Hospitalizations for Cardiac Sarcoidosis in the United States, 2005-2011. Circ J. 2017 Oct 25; 81(11):1739-1741.
  2. Lee BK, Marcus GM. For cryoballoon ablation, time to effect is time well spent. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Sep; 14(9):1326-1327.
  3. Elayi CS, Charnigo RJ, Heron PM, Lee BK, Olgin JE. Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death Early Post-Myocardial Infarction: Root Cause Analysis for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Failure and Currently Available Options. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Jun; 10(6).
  4. Whitman IR, Gladstone RA, Badhwar N, Hsia HH, Lee BK, Josephson SA, Meisel KM, Dillon WP, Hess CP, Gerstenfeld EP, Marcus GM. Brain Emboli After Left Ventricular Endocardial Ablation. Circulation. 2017 Feb 28; 135(9):867-877.
  5. Nguyen KT, Gladstone RA, Dukes JW, Nazer B, Vittinghoff E, Badhwar N, Vedantham V, Gerstenfeld EP, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM, Marcus GM. The QT Interval as a Noninvasive Marker of Atrial Refractoriness. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Dec; 39(12):1366-1372.
  6. Lee BK, Olgin JE. The Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator: Is It Now the Standard of Care? Circulation. 2016 Aug 30; 134(9):644-6.
  7. Kawamura M, Scheinman MM, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Marcus GM, Badhwar N. Comparison of remote magnetic navigation ablation and manual ablation of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia after failed manual ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2017 Jan; 48(1):35-42.
  8. Brooks GC, Lee BK, Rao R, Lin F, Morin DP, Zweibel SL, Buxton AE, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Olgin JE. Predicting Persistent Left Ventricular Dysfunction Following Myocardial Infarction: The PREDICTS Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Mar 15; 67(10):1186-1196.
  9. Hoffmayer KS, Lee BK, Vedantham V, Bhimani AA, Cakulev IT, Mackall JA, Sahadevan J, Rho RW, Scheinman MM. Response to letter regarding article, "variable clinical features and ablation of manifest nodofascicular/ventricular pathways". Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Aug; 8(4):995.
  10. Ito H, Kawamura M, Badhwar N, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. The Effect of Direct Current Stimulation versus T-Wave Shock on Defibrillation Threshold Testing. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Oct; 38(10):1173-80.
  11. Hoffmayer KS, Lee BK, Vedantham V, Bhimani AA, Cakulev IT, Mackall JA, Sahadevan J, Rho RW, Scheinman MM. Variable clinical features and ablation of manifest nodofascicular/ventricular pathways. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Feb; 8(1):117-27.
  12. Psotka MA, Lee BK. Atrial fibrillation: antiarrhythmic therapy. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2014 Oct; 39(10):351-91.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 Sep 17; 2(5):e000428.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Duggirala S, Lee BK. Optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy for congestive heart failure. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Jun; 38(6):215-37.
  20. Azadani PN, Soleimanirahbar A, Marcus GM, Haight TJ, Hollenberg M, Olgin JE, Lee BK. Asymptomatic Left Bundle Branch Block Predicts New-Onset Congestive Heart Failure and Death From Cardiovascular Diseases. Cardiol Res. 2012 Dec; 3(6):258-263.

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