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David L. Lee, MD

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About Dr. Lee

Dr. David L. Lee is a board-certified anesthesiologist, who subspecialized in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Dr. Lee has published numerous manuscripts on topics ranging from heart failure to intraoperative echocardiographic interpretation. In addition, he has authored book chapters and abstracts. He has been at Hospital for Special Surgery since 1998, and is a member of the department's dedicated spine team.


Patient Stories


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Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


American Society of Anesthesiologists
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990
Consultant, American Board of Anesthesiology, 1993


New York State Department of Health Summer Research Scholarship
Michigan Heart Association Summer Student Fellowship
Stanley J. Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research Fellowship
Outstanding Presentation, Northeast Regional Anesthesia Resident Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research/Association of University Anesthesiologists Research Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology Research Grant


Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL


Johns Hopkins Hospital


Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Lee

Selected Journal Articles


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Lee reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.