Jeffrey Lee, MD

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Jeffrey Lee is a gastroenterologist with special expertise in using minimally invasive endoscopic methods to remove complex colon polyps.

In addition to caring for patients, Lee conducts research focusing on using personalized precision medicine to prevent colorectal cancer among post-polypectomy patients. He also develops and tests new endoscopic techniques for detecting and removing colorectal polyps. His research on colorectal cancer prevention has been widely published in leading medical journals.

Lee received his medical degree and completed his residency in internal medicine at UC San Diego. He then went on to complete his gastroenterology fellowship at UC San Francisco.

Lee is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology. He received the American Gastroenterological Association Research Scholar Award in 2015 and the Kaiser Teaching Award in 2011, among other awards and recognitions. He is an assistant professor of medicine at UC San Francisco.

Clinics

Gastroenterology at Mount Zion
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 120
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 502-4444
Fax: (415) 502-2249

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Complex Colon Polyps
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Clinical Professor

More about Jeffrey Lee

Additional Languages

Mandarin

Education

UC San Diego School of Medicine 2008

Residencies

UC San Diego, Internal Medicine 2011

Fellowships

UC San Francisco, Gastroenterology 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kidambi TD, Lee JK. An Unexpected Finding During Colonoscopy: Pinworms. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jan; 16(1):e4.
  2. Selby K, Baumgartner C, Levin TR, Doubeni CA, Zauber AG, Schottinger J, Jensen CD, Lee JK, Corley DA. Interventions to Improve Follow-up of Positive Results on Fecal Blood Tests: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Oct 17; 167(8):565-575.
  3. Lee JK, Jensen CD, Levin TR, Zauber AG, Doubeni CA, Zhao WK, Corley DA. Accurate Identification of Colonoscopy Quality and Polyp Findings Using Natural Language Processing. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep 12.
  4. Lee JK, Lieberman D. Surveillance for One or Two Small Adenomas: Low Risk Is Really Low Risk. Gastroenterology. 2017 06; 152(8):1819-1821.
  5. Robertson DJ, Lee JK, Boland CR, Dominitz JA, Giardiello FM, Johnson DA, Kaltenbach T, Lieberman D, Levin TR, Rex DK. Recommendations on Fecal Immunochemical Testing to Screen for Colorectal Neoplasia: A Consensus Statement by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2017 04; 152(5):1217-1237.e3.
  6. Robertson DJ, Lee JK, Boland CR, Dominitz JA, Giardiello FM, Johnson DA, Kaltenbach T, Lieberman D, Levin TR, Rex DK. Recommendations on Fecal Immunochemical Testing to Screen for Colorectal Neoplasia: A Consensus Statement by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Jan; 112(1):37-53.
  7. Robertson DJ, Lee JK, Boland CR, Dominitz JA, Giardiello FM, Johnson DA, Kaltenbach T, Lieberman D, Levin TR, Rex DK. Recommendations on fecal immunochemical testing to screen for colorectal neoplasia: a consensus statement by the US Multi-Society Task Force on colorectal cancer. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jan; 85(1):2-21.e3.
  8. Jensen CD, Corley DA, Quinn VP, Doubeni CA, Zauber AG, Lee JK, Zhao WK, Marks AR, Schottinger JE, Ghai NR, Lee AT, Contreras R, Klabunde CN, Quesenberry CP, Levin TR, Mysliwiec PA. Fecal Immunochemical Test Program Performance Over 4 Rounds of Annual Screening: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Apr 05; 164(7):456-63.
  9. Lee JK, Corley DA. What makes a "good" colonoscopy quality indicator? Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Jan; 83(1):179-81.
  10. Atkins L, Hunkeler EM, Jensen CD, Michie S, Lee JK, Doubeni CA, Zauber AG, Levin TR, Quinn VP, Corley DA. Factors influencing variation in physician adenoma detection rates: a theory-based approach for performance improvement. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Mar; 83(3):617-26.e2.
  11. Lee JK, Jensen CD, Lee A, Doubeni CA, Zauber AG, Levin TR, Zhao WK, Corley DA. Development and validation of an algorithm for classifying colonoscopy indication. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Mar; 81(3):575-582.e4.
  12. Singal AG, Gupta S, Lee J, Halm EA, Rutter CM, Corley D, Inadomi J. Importance of determining indication for colonoscopy: implications for practice and policy original. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Dec; 12(12):1958-63.e1-3.
  13. Jensen CD, Doubeni CA, Quinn VP, Levin TR, Zauber AG, Schottinger JE, Marks AR, Zhao WK, Lee JK, Ghai NR, Schneider JL, Fireman BH, Quesenberry CP, Corley DA. Adjusting for patient demographics has minimal effects on rates of adenoma detection in a large, community-based setting. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Apr; 13(4):739-46.
  14. Lee JK, Terdiman JP, Corley DA. Multitarget stool DNA testing for colorectal-cancer screening. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 10; 371(2):186.
  15. Corley DA, Jensen CD, Marks AR, Zhao WK, Lee JK, Doubeni CA, Zauber AG, de Boer J, Fireman BH, Schottinger JE, Quinn VP, Ghai NR, Levin TR, Quesenberry CP. Adenoma detection rate and risk of colorectal cancer and death. N Engl J Med. 2014 Apr 03; 370(14):1298-306.
  16. Lee JK, Liles EG, Bent S, Levin TR, Corley DA. Accuracy of fecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Feb 04; 160(3):171.
  17. Lee JK, Cameron RG, Binmoeller KF, Shah JN, Shergill A, Garcia-Kennedy R, Bhat YM. Recurrence of subsquamous dysplasia and carcinoma after successful endoscopic and radiofrequency ablation therapy for dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopy. 2013 Jul; 45(7):571-4.
  18. Lee JK, Levin TR, Corley DA. The road ahead: what if gastroenterologists were accountable for preventing colorectal cancer? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Mar; 11(3):204-7.
  19. Lee JK, Bettencourt R, Brenner D, Le TA, Barrett-Connor E, Loomba R. Association between serum interleukin-6 concentrations and mortality in older adults: the Rancho Bernardo study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34218.
  20. Lee JK, Groessl EJ, Ganiats TG, Ho SB. Cost-effectiveness of a mailed educational reminder to increase colorectal cancer screening. BMC Gastroenterol. 2011 Aug 25; 11:93.

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