Kwan S. Lee, MD, FACC

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiology, Banner - University Medical Center South
Director, Catheterization Lab, Banner - University Medical Center South
Associate Chief of Cardiology for Clinical Operations - Banner University Medical Center
Associate Program Director for the Cardiology Fellowship Program

Originally from Malaysia, Kwan S. Lee, MD, FACC, FSCAI, earned his medical degree from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, graduating in 2000. He then completed his internship at St James's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, followed by a move to the Mayo Clinic, Arizona where he completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship. He then went on to an Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. At medical school, he was a founding editor of the Trinity Student Medical Journal and he was also the recipient of the Hassan Loutfi Distinguished Fellow Award 2008 from the Mayo School of Medicine upon graduating. He now is the Section Chief of Cardiology at South Campus.

Dr. Lee is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography, interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. He is currently the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Director at Banner- University Medical Center - South Campus and has been heavily involved in the growth of cardiovascular services there. He has served in numerous administrative roles at South Campus including Chief of Staff and Chair of the Credentialing Committee.

Dr. Lee, who joined our faculty in 2009, has pursued several areas of research in clinical cardiology, including stent healing in optical coherence tomography and simulation in cardiovascular education. In collaboration with Mayo Arizona, he has been course director for the only statewide cardiology fellows simulation course in the country since 2011. He is the current education chair for the American College of Cardiology Arizona Chapter, lectures on behalf of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and is a regular blogging contributor for Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT).  He is a peer-reviewer for numerous cardiology journals.

Outside of work, he is an avid amateur photographer and loves to travel. He is devoted to his family and has two children, Kieran and Ashling, who attend the Gregory School in Tucson.  An enthusiast of the arts, he also serves on the University of Arizona Repertory Theater Advisory Board.

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