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About me

Dr. Dong Heun Lee is an infectious disease doctor who specializes in managing infections related to solid organ transplant surgeries as well as blood cancers. He also provides primary care for patients living with HIV, including those who have undergone organ transplantation.

In research, Lee has investigated how to improve organ transplants for patients living with HIV. He is interested in boosting the safety of transplantation by reducing the occurrence of disease transmission from organ donors to recipients.

Lee earned his medical degree at Hanyang University in South Korea. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Drexel University. Prior to joining UCSF, he worked as an infectious disease specialist at Drexel, caring for transplant patients and directing the school's infectious diseases fellowship program.

  • Education

    Hanyang University, MD, 2000

  • Residencies

    Drexel University, Internal Medicine, 2007

  • Fellowships

    Drexel University, Infectious Diseases, 2009

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

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Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    72 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 09, 2023
    Excellent care with a great bedside maner. Make you feel at ease to voice concerns and ask question.
    Jan 25, 2023
    Dr Lee is very caring
    Nov 12, 2022
    All good. I've always liked my times with Dr Lee. He knows his stuff makes me feel safe in his care!!
    Oct 28, 2022
    Excellent physician
    Aug 06, 2022
    The team listened intently and understood the pain I was in.
    Jul 24, 2022
    Friendly and explained things in a clear manner. Listened to my concerns about taking Valtrex everyday and modified his suggested treatment of herpes outbreaks accordingly. Was frustrating he had no idea of what might be causing my itching chills fatigue etc but understand there isn't always a medical answer to what causes issues. Quick to follow up with answers to questions I asked through My Chart.
    May 04, 2022
    First time meeting Dr. Communication is obvious problem
    Apr 14, 2022
    Superior physician
    Apr 02, 2022
    I have nothing but appreciation for UCSF.
    Apr 01, 2022
    Nothing bad at all
    Oct 20, 2021
    Apr 24, 2021
    Excellent in all regards