Randall J. Lee


Cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Randall Lee is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist whose research focuses on cardiac arrhythmias and vascular regeneration.

Lee is interested in improving outcomes for patients who have catheter ablation to treat complex arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and ventricular tachycardia. Specifically, he is active in devising tools and techniques to better treat arrhythmias and prevent strokes. Working with his cardiovascular surgery colleagues, he has developed hybrid procedures combining epicardial and endocardial ablation that can work for patients with persistent A-fib when previous catheter ablation has failed. He has pioneered devices for stroke prevention, including the LARIAT device, and initiated UCSF programs providing device-based therapies for lowering stroke risk. In addition to these endeavors, he has a cardiac tissue engineering laboratory focused on heart muscle repair and reconstruction to treat heart failure and arrhythmias.

Lee earned his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he also obtained a doctorate in pharmacology. After completing a residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, he completed a cardiology fellowship and postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry and molecular biology at Stanford University, where he earned physician-scientist and young investigator awards in cardiology. During a second fellowship at UCSF, he subspecialized in cardiac electrophysiology, the study of heart rhythm disorders.

  • Education

    UCLA School of Medicine, 1984

  • Residencies

    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1988

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University Medical Center, Cardiovascular Diseases, 1991

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Clinics I work with

Asian Heart and Vascular Center

1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Comprehensive Genetic Arrhythmia Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
91 Reviews
Dr. Randy Lee helped save my life & my sanity by ablating my atrial fibrillation! I feel so grateful to have Dr. Randy Lee as my Cardiac Electrophysiologist! He's Really a Wonderful Doctor! Thank-You Thank-You Thank-You Dr. Randy Lee!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
91 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
91 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
87 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
91 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
91 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
91 Reviews