David Lee, MD

MD: University of California, San Francisco

"Our monthly social events are always a big hit, and they are sponsored by the department. They really care!"

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Personal Statement: I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended Williams College in western Massachusetts for college, bounced back to my hometown for medical school at UCSF, and am now excited to experience something new at WashU.  Beyond its standout faculty and residents, I chose WashU for its complete clinical training and collaborative research environment.  I also had St. Louis ribs during my visit out here and now understand why people care so much about regional differences in barbecue.

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy time with friends, the Golden State Warriors, Japanese food, and non-Japanese food.


Undergraduate: Williams College, BA in Chemistry and Political Economy, 2014

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Graduate with Distinction, 2019
  • UCSF RAPtr Summer Research Award Winner, 2015


Dalle Ore CL, Magill ST, Yen AJ, Shahin MN, Lee DS, Lucas CG, Chen WC, Viner JA, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Raleigh DR, Villanueva-Meyer JE, McDermott MW. Meningioma metastases: incidence and proposed screening paradigm. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2019. doi: 10.3171/2019.1.JNS181771.

Dewyer NA, Jiradejvong P, Lee DS, Kemmer JD, Henderson Sabes J, Limb CJ. Automated smartphone audiometry: a preliminary validation of a bone-conduction threshold test app. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2019. doi: 10.1177/0003489419828770.

Lee DS, O’Keefe RA, Ha PK, Grandis JR, Johnson DE. Biochemical properties of a decoy oligodeoxynucleotides inhibitor of STAT3 transcription factor. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018. 19(6): 1608. doi: 10.3390/ijms19061608.

Lee DS, Murr AH, Kersten RC, Pletcher SD. Silent sinus syndrome without opacification of ipsilateral maxillary sinus. The Laryngoscope. 2018. doi: 10.1002/lary.27108.

Lee DS, Magill ST, Yen AJ, Lucas CH, Raleigh DR, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW. Surgical outcomes after reoperation for recurrent skull base meningiomas. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2018. doi: 10.3171/2017.11.JNS172278.

Magill ST, Shahin MN, Lucas CH, Yen AJ, Lee DS, Raleigh DR, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW. Surgical Outcomes, Complications and Management Strategies for Foramen Magnum Meningioma. Journal of Neurological Surgery – Skull Base. 2018. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1654702.

Ding DY, Wong SE, Lee DS, Cashman N, Zhang AL, Feeley BT, Ma BC. Effect of hand dominance on range of motion and outcomes following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. 2017. doi: 10.1177/2471549217704185.