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.