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Peter Lee, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS, FACC

4.8 out of 5 (41 Ratings)


Cardiac Surgery / Cardiothoracic Surgery / Cardiovascular Surgery

About Peter Lee

Dr. Peter H.U. Lee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience at Brown University, Providence, R.I., followed by a Master of Science degree at The International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France. Dr. Lee furthered his knowledge and expertise by earning a Doctorate of Philosophy and Doctorate of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, R.I. Dr. Lee also obtained his Master’s of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, M.A.

Dr. Lee completed his residency in General Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine affiliated St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, M.A. followed by a residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. He completed a Heart/Lung Transplantation and VAD Fellowship at Stanford University, Stanford, C.A.

Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and the Aerospace Medical Association (FAsMA). He is also an elected Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. He is board certified by both the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Prior to joining Southcoast, Dr. Lee served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University, with a joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering, and practiced as a cardiac surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. His clinical interests included adult cardiac surgery and heart and lung transplantation.

Beyond the medical field, Dr. Lee has always had an interest in space exploration. As an adult, he turned his interest into a career researching the effects of space microgravity on muscles and the heart. Dr. Lee has been funded by NASA and the NIH and has had experiments on numerous space missions, including the space shuttle, the International Space Station (ISS), and suborbital flight.

Dr. Lee’s most recent experiment in March of 2020 involved sending bio-engineered heart tissue to the ISS for one month to study the effect of space flight on the heart with the goal of using the results to help patients with heart disease on Earth. Dr. Lee is also a U.S. Air Force Lt. Col., where he serves as a surgeon and flight surgeon in the Air National Guard. 


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiovascular Surgery

    300 Hanover Street Suite 2A
    Fall River , MA 02720

    P: 508-973-7774

    Get Directions 41.7088423 -71.14465769999998

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (9)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • doctor was very nice and promised to help me feel better

  • I experienced a very pleasant appointment with everyone I had contact with. Very satisfied.

  • I saw a visual or X-ray of my heart. Well explained.

  • Dr Lee was very good at explaining everything about my surgery! He was very professional and informative!

  • All my questions were answerd

  • I felt so informed and really comfortable about my situation. Explained in detail.

  • Everyone was very polite and informative I have no complaints thank for everything you did for me

  • Dr Lee engaged us in a comfortable, professional and well-informed discussion, both of my husband's present heart condition and of the procedures that could result in future improvement. Articulate and knowledgeable, he generates immediate feelings of confidence and trust in his patients.

  • Everything was handled very professionally and very friendly. The receptionist, that checked me in was very friendly, the nurse who took my vitals and went over my information was professional and friendly, Doctor Lee, took the time to explain everything to me and answer all my questions. Very pleasant experience

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