Hanmin Lee, MD

Director, Fetal Treatment Center

Dr. Hanmin Lee is director of the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center and surgeon-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He treats a wide variety of surgical conditions in fetuses, infants and children. He is an internationally recognized leader in minimally invasive fetal and neonatal surgery, as well as the treatment of life-threatening birth defects.

Lee's research focuses on innovations in surgery. He has published more than 150 papers on fetal and pediatric surgery, and he has helped lead multiple trials funded by the National Institutes of Health examining advanced new pediatric and fetal surgical procedures. He also leads UCSF Surgical Innovations, a multidisciplinary research initiative that brings doctors, engineers and data scientists together. The team works to combine solutions from various fields and technologies, with the goal of addressing areas of clinical need. Lee's lab is particularly focused on value-based solutions to improving patient care.

Lee earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine, where he completed his training in general surgery. He also completed training in pediatric surgery at Emory University, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University.

Clinics

Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

IBD Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Urgent Appointment Requests: (415) 353-1235
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (877) 762-6935

Pediatric Surgery Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2538
Fax: (415) 476-2929

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

French
Korean

Education

New York University School of Medicine 1991

Residencies

New York University Medical Center, Surgery 1992

Fellowships

Boston Children's Hospital, Tissue Engineering 1996
Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, Pediatric Surgery 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Clifton MS, Harrison MR, Ball R, Lee H. Fetoscopic transuterine release of posterior urethral valves: a new technique. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2008; 23(2):89-94.
  2. Crombleholme TM, Shera D, Lee H, Johnson M, D'Alton M, Porter F, Chyu J, Silver R, Abuhamad A, Saade G, Shields L, Kauffman D, Stone J, Albanese CT, Bahado-Singh R, Ball RH, Bilaniuk L, Coleman B, Farmer D, Feldstein V, Harrison MR, Hedrick H, Livingston J, Lorenz RP, Miller DA, Norton ME, Polzin WJ, Robinson JN, Rychik J, Sandberg PL, Seri I, Simon E, Simpson LL, Yedigarova L, Wilson RD, Young B. A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial of amnioreduction vs selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation for the treatment of severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Oct; 197(4):396.e1-9.
  3. Vu L, Tsao K, Lee H, Nobuhara K, Farmer D, Harrison M, Goldstein RB. Characteristics of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations associated with nonimmune hydrops and outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Aug; 42(8):1351-6.
  4. Yang SH, Nobuhara KK, Keller RL, Ball RH, Goldstein RB, Feldstein VA, Callen PW, Filly RA, Farmer DL, Harrison MR, Lee H. Reliability of the lung-to-head ratio as a predictor of outcome in fetuses with isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia at gestation outside 24-26 weeks. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul; 197(1):30.e1-7.
  5. Clifton MS, Pelayo JC, Cortes RA, Grethel EJ, Wagner AJ, Lee H, Harrison MR, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK. Surgical treatment of childhood recurrent pancreatitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jul; 42(7):1203-7.

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