Hong Seok Lee, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Dr. Lee is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and sees patients at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South.  He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine. 

Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, then completed a master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

His clinical interests include advanced imaging modalities, structural heart disease with interventional transesophageal echocardiogram, preventive cardiology, cardio-oncology, heart disease in women, mobile device cardiology, obesity medicine, and congenital heart disease.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Lee has authored or co-authored over 50 scholarly articles and abstracts on hypertension, epidemiology research using big database analysis, cardio-oncology, echocardiogram hemodynamic research, cardiac valve disease & mechanism, obesity, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Link to Dr. Lee's Research:
My Bibliography - NCBI - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/101LmwjcFptkp/bibliography/public/

Board Certifications: 
American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine (2019)
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2016)
American Board of Obesity Medicine (2021)
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (2019)
Clinical Trial Certificate at Johns Hopkins (2019)
National Board of Echocardiography (2019)
Korean Board of Internal Medicine (2013)
Degrees: 
MD: The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea (3/2002 – 2/2008)
Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH): Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & Epidemiology in Baltimore, MD (7/2017 – 2/2019)
Fellowships: 
University of California, Riverside, Cardiology Fellowship, (7/2016 – 6/2019)
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, Cardiac Imaging Echocardiogram Fellowship, (7/2019 – 06/2020)
Honors and Awards: 
2020 American Heart Association Top Trainee Advocacy Committee Poster Award, Early Intervention of Blood Pressure for Premenopausal Women to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease - a Nationwide Population-based Cohort Study
2020 American Heart Association Young Investigator Award, "Get With the Guidelines", The Influence of the Time Interval between Previous Admission and Readmission Can Affect Subsequent Rehospitalization and Subsequent Mortality in Heart Failure (HF)
2017 American Heart Association, AFHRE Travel Award for Patient-Oriented or Clinical Research in Hypertension: Difference of Risk Factors for Controlled Blood Pressure in Three Types of Heart Failure, Lee Hong Seok et al.
2016 American Heart Association, AFHRE Travel Award for Patient-Oriented or Clinical Research in Obesity: Subtypes and Prevalence, Treatment and Control of Hypertension in HIV-Infected and Well-Treated Patients, Lee Hong Seok et al.
2015 American Heart Association Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension, Epidemiology Gender Dependent Association Between Asthma and Hypertension in Nationally Representative Young Korean Adults, Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excel
2015 Research Grant from Committee of Interns and Residents of New York, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Project and Prospective Case Control Study, Medication Reconciliation Improvement Project for Hospitalized Elderly by Bringing Home Medications
2011 Award for Best Resident at St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Internships: 
New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY, Internal Medicine Residency, (7/2013 - 6/2014)
Residencies: 
New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY, Internal Medicine Residency, (7/2014 - 6/2016)