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Tim H. Lee MD


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PeaceHealth employed provider
  • Surgery (General Surgery)
  • Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgery, Trauma Surgery
Biography

Dr. Lee was born in Taipei, Taiwan. His family immigrated to the United States and he spent his childhood in New Orleans, LA. His family eventually relocated to Texas where he then lived for 18 years. He obtained a Master of Science Degree at the University of Texas - Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center before completing medical school at Texas Tech University - School of Medicine in Lubbock, TX. After medical school, Dr. Lee moved to Portland, OR to complete his general surgery residency at the Oregon Health & Science University. During residency, Dr. Lee dedicated two additional years to perform basic science research investigating hemostatic resuscitation in trauma under the mentorship of Martin Schreiber, MD at the Trauma Research Institute of Oregon (TRIO). During this period, Dr. Lee authored multiple scientific papers and achieved local, regional, and national recognition for his research endeavors. After residency, Dr. Lee completed a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Southern California + Los Angeles County Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He then became an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT. In addition to patient care, Dr. Lee was active in surgical education and research, mentoring several medical students and surgical residents. Having fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest and given to opportunity to work together with multiple former colleagues, Dr. Lee jumped at the opportunity to returned to the area and joined the Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care group here at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Dr. Lee is currently the Medical Director for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He is a member of the Mackenzie Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. When not practicing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, exploring all the benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest, and playing the drum set.

Education
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Specialty: Other, Not Listed
  • LAC-USC Medical Center
    Specialty: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU GME
    Specialty: Surgery (General Surgery)
Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup Washington
  • Care Oregon
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Coordinated Care Washington
  • Coventry-Aetna
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid Oregon Health Plan
  • Medicaid Washington
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multiplan Network
  • Pacific Medical Centers
  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan (PPO)
  • Provider Network of America
  • Regence - Oregon & Washington
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • United Healthcare
  • Washington State Labor & Industries
Privileged Facilities
  • St. John Medical Center
  • Southwest Medical Center

Tim H. Lee, MD

Surgery (General Surgery)

Dr. Lee was born in Taipei, Taiwan. His family immigrated to the United States and he spent his childhood in New Orleans, LA. His family eventually relocated to Texas where he then lived for 18 years. He obtained a Master of Science Degree at the University of Texas - Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center before completing medical school at Texas Tech University - School of Medicine in Lubbock, TX. After medical school, Dr. Lee moved to Portland, OR to complete his general surgery residency at the Oregon Health & Science University. During residency, Dr. Lee dedicated two additional years to perform basic science research investigating hemostatic resuscitation in trauma under the mentorship of Martin Schreiber, MD at the Trauma Research Institute of Oregon (TRIO). During this period, Dr. Lee authored multiple scientific papers and achieved local, regional, and national recognition for his research endeavors. After residency, Dr. Lee completed a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Southern California + Los Angeles County Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He then became an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT. In addition to patient care, Dr. Lee was active in surgical education and research, mentoring several medical students and surgical residents. Having fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest and given to opportunity to work together with multiple former colleagues, Dr. Lee jumped at the opportunity to returned to the area and joined the Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care group here at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Dr. Lee is currently the Medical Director for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He is a member of the Mackenzie Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. When not practicing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, exploring all the benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest, and playing the drum set.

Education

  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Specialty: Other, Not Listed
  • LAC-USC Medical Center
    Specialty: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU GME
    Specialty: Surgery (General Surgery)

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