Brian Lee, MD

About Dr. Lee

Dr. Lee is board certified in transplant hepatology and gastroenterology at Hoag Digestive Institute. He practices in Newport Beach and Irvine with a focus on patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of complex liver diseases. His clinical interests include liver cancer, autoimmune liver diseases and alloimmune complications after liver transplantation.

In addition to evidence-based medicine, Dr. Lee believes in understanding the stories of each patient and providing individualized care, valuing each patient as distinct rather than generalized by one’s condition.

Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC in Los Angeles. While there, he was awarded Intern of the Year and the USC Choi Family Excellence in Patient-Centered Care Award as a fellow. He then went on to complete his fellowship in transplant hepatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. His undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Science in both biology and chemistry from University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Lee is a member of professional organizations including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and American Society of Transplantation, allowing him to contribute to the medical community as a member and peer reviewer. Additionally, he has participated in several educational presentations on topics such as immunosuppression after liver transplantation, acute liver failure, liver disease and hepatitis. He is well-published in numerous medical journals, research abstracts and book chapters. He served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine for the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Loma Linda University prior to his arrival at Hoag. 

Dr. Lee’s interests outside of medicine include sports, live music and comedy shows.

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National Provider ID (NPI): 1346583242

Education

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Transplant Hepatology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education - Rush Medical College (Medical Education)
  • Internship - University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Residency - University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Fellowship - University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center (Gastroenterology)
  • Fellowship - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Transplant Hepatology)