Hanmin Lee, MD

Director of the Fetal Treatment Center

Dr. Hanmin Lee is director of the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center and surgeon in chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He specializes in minimally invasive, fetal and neonatal surgery; bile disorders in infants and children; and the treatment of life-threatening congenital anomalies.

Lee is a professor of clinical surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF, and co-investigator on a number of surgical clinical trials. His interests in research include tissue engineering, blood vessel development and liver regeneration. Lee earned a medical degree at New York University Medical School where he completed general surgery training. He also completed training in pediatric surgery at Emory University and postdoctoral research fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University.


Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

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

Board Certification

Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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New York University School of Medicine 1991


New York University Medical Center, Surgery 1992


Boston Children's Hospital, Tissue Engineering 1996
Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, Pediatric Surgery 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Clifton MS, Harrison MR, Ball R, Lee H. Fetoscopic transuterine release of posterior urethral valves: a new technique. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2008; 23(2):89-94.
  2. Crombleholme TM, Shera D, Lee H, Johnson M, D'Alton M, Porter F, Chyu J, Silver R, Abuhamad A, Saade G, Shields L, Kauffman D, Stone J, Albanese CT, Bahado-Singh R, Ball RH, Bilaniuk L, Coleman B, Farmer D, Feldstein V, Harrison MR, Hedrick H, Livingston J, Lorenz RP, Miller DA, Norton ME, Polzin WJ, Robinson JN, Rychik J, Sandberg PL, Seri I, Simon E, Simpson LL, Yedigarova L, Wilson RD, Young B. A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial of amnioreduction vs selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation for the treatment of severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Oct; 197(4):396.e1-9.
  3. Vu L, Tsao K, Lee H, Nobuhara K, Farmer D, Harrison M, Goldstein RB. Characteristics of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations associated with nonimmune hydrops and outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Aug; 42(8):1351-6.

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