David Lee, MD

Cardiologist, Interventional cardiologist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Interventional Cardiology

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-2621
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Professional Education

Medical Education: University of Minnesota (1992) MN

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1995) CA

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1998) CA

M.D., University of Minnesota, Medicine (1992)

S.B, M.I.T., Biology (1987)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Rationale and design of the TAXUS Liberte Post-Approval Study: Examination of patients receiving the TAXUS Liberte stent with concomitant prasugrel therapy in routine interventional cardiology practice
Garratt, K. N., Lee, D. P., Rose, E. M., Windle, K. J., Liao, H., & Dawkins, K. D. (2012). Rationale and design of the TAXUS Liberte Post-Approval Study: Examination of patients receiving the TAXUS Liberte stent with concomitant prasugrel therapy in routine interventional cardiology practice. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 163(2), 142-U226.

On and Off: The Dilemma of Managing STEMI After Hours
Patel, S., & Lee, D. P. (2009). On and Off: The Dilemma of Managing STEMI After Hours. JOURNAL OF INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, 21(10), 523-524.

Risk factors for the development of retroperitoneal hematoma after percutaneous coronary intervention in the era of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and vascular closure devices
Farouque, H. Mo., Tremmel, J. A., Shabari, F. R., Aggarwal, M., Fearon, W. F., & Lee, D. P. (2005). Risk factors for the development of retroperitoneal hematoma after percutaneous coronary intervention in the era of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and vascular closure devices. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 45(3), 363-368.

Most accurate definition of a high femoral artery puncture: Aiming to better predict retroperitoneal hematoma in percutaneous coronary intervention
Tremmel, J. A., Tibayan, Y. D., O'Loughlin, A. Jc., Chan, T., Fearon, W. F., & Lee, D. P. (2012). Most accurate definition of a high femoral artery puncture: Aiming to better predict retroperitoneal hematoma in percutaneous coronary intervention. CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, 80(1), 37-42.

Cardiac Paraganglioma: Diagnostic and Surgical Challenges
Huo, J. L., Choi, J. C., DeLuna, A., Lee, D., Fleischmann, D., & Haddad, F. (2012). Cardiac Paraganglioma: Diagnostic and Surgical Challenges. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, 27(2), 178-182.

Coil Embolization of a Left Circumflex Feeder Branch in a Patient With a Mediastinal Paraganglioma
Ho, M. Y., Fleischmann, D., Forrester, M. D., & Lee, D. P. (2011). Coil Embolization of a Left Circumflex Feeder Branch in a Patient With a Mediastinal Paraganglioma. JACC-CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, 4(12), 1345-1346.

Comparison of the Frequency of Coronary Artery Disease in Alcohol-Related Versus Non-Alcohol-Related Endstage Liver Disease
Patel, S., Kiefer, T. L., Ahmed, A., Ali, Z. A., Tremmel, J. A., & Fearon, W. F. (2011). Comparison of the Frequency of Coronary Artery Disease in Alcohol-Related Versus Non-Alcohol-Related Endstage Liver Disease. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 108(11), 1552-1555.

Comparison of Drug-Eluting Versus Bare Metal Stents in Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy
Tremmel, J. A., Ng, M. Kc., Ikeno, F., Hunt, S. A., Lee, D. P., & Fearon, W. F. (2011). Comparison of Drug-Eluting Versus Bare Metal Stents in Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 108(5), 665-668.

Managing Pre-Hospital ECGs: The Devil Is in the Details
Ko, J., & Lee, D. P. (2010). Managing Pre-Hospital ECGs: The Devil Is in the Details. JOURNAL OF INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, 22(11), 526-526.

Safety and Efficacy of Drug Eluting Stents for Treatment of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: A Prospective Clinical and Angiographic Study
Ng, M. Kc., Tremmel, J., Ikeno, F., Lee, D. P., Yeung, A. C., & Fearon, W. F. (2009). Safety and Efficacy of Drug Eluting Stents for Treatment of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: A Prospective Clinical and Angiographic Study. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 104(6A), 138D-138D.

Biopsy of Cardiac Masses Using a Stabilized Intracardiac Echocardiography-guided System
Sze, D. Y., Lee, D. P., Hofmann, L. V., & Petersen, B. (2008). Biopsy of Cardiac Masses Using a Stabilized Intracardiac Echocardiography-guided System. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 19(11), 1662-1667.

Effect of rapamycin therapy on coronary artery physiology early after cardiac transplantation
Sinha, S. S., Pham, M. X., Vagelos, R. H., Perlroth, M. G., Hunt, S. A., & Fearon, W. F. (2008). Effect of rapamycin therapy on coronary artery physiology early after cardiac transplantation. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 155(5).

Predictive value of the index of microcirculatory resistance in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Fearon, W. F., Shah, M., Ng, M., Brinton, T., Wilson, A., & Yeung, A. C. (2008). Predictive value of the index of microcirculatory resistance in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 51(5), 560-565.

A Cagey Proposition
Ho, Y.-D., & Lee, D. P. (2008). A Cagey Proposition. JOURNAL OF INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, 20(1), 28-28.

Changes in coronary anatomy and physiology after heart transplantation
Hirohata, A., Nakamura, M., Waseda, K., Honda, Y., Lee, D. P., & Fearon, W. F. (2007). Changes in coronary anatomy and physiology after heart transplantation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 99(11), 1603-1607.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a woman with depression without coronary atherosclerotic risk factors.
Ho, Y.-D., Koizumi, T., & Lee, D. P. (2007). Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a woman with depression without coronary atherosclerotic risk factors. journal of invasive cardiology, 19(6), E166-8.

Recurrent spontaneous coronary artery dissection with transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
Ardehali, R., Brinton, T. J., Wilson, A. M., Gradman, M., Vagelos, R. H., & Lee, D. P. (2007). Recurrent spontaneous coronary artery dissection with transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction. International journal of cardiology, 116(2), e48-50.

Index of microcirculatory resistance: A novel measure for predicting myocardial damage in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Shah, M., Tremmel, J., Brinton, T., Wilson, A., Schnittger, I., & Fearon, W. F. (2006). Index of microcirculatory resistance: A novel measure for predicting myocardial damage in patients with acute myocardial infarction. CIRCULATION, 114(18), 586-587.

Percutaneous translurninal coronary angioplasty in a two-month old with coronary stenosis presenting as congenital cardiomyopathy: Acute results and intermediate follow-up
Cheng, C. W. B., Lee, D. P., Rosenthal, D. N., & Feinstein, J. A. (2006). Percutaneous translurninal coronary angioplasty in a two-month old with coronary stenosis presenting as congenital cardiomyopathy: Acute results and intermediate follow-up. CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, 68(4), 632-636.

Cutting balloon inflation for drug-eluting stent underexpansion due to unrecognized coronary arterial calcification.
Wilson, A., Ardehali, R., Brinton, T. J., Yeung, A. C., & Lee, D. P. (2006). Cutting balloon inflation for drug-eluting stent underexpansion due to unrecognized coronary arterial calcification. Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions, 7(3), 185-188.

Discordant changes in epicardial and microvascular coronary physiology after cardiac transplantation: Physiologic investigation for transplant arteriopathy II (PITA II) study
Fearon, W. F., Hirohata, A., Nakamura, M., Luikart, H., Lee, D. P., & Yeung, A. C. (2006). Discordant changes in epicardial and microvascular coronary physiology after cardiac transplantation: Physiologic investigation for transplant arteriopathy II (PITA II) study. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 25(7), 765-771.

Rapamycin therapy improves coronary physiology after cardiac transplantation
Sinha, S. S., Lee, D. P., Pham, M. X., Vagelos, R. H., Hunt, S. A., & Fearon, W. F. (2006). Rapamycin therapy improves coronary physiology after cardiac transplantation. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 47(4), 51A-51A.

Index of microcirculatory resistance: A novel measure for predicting myocardial damage in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Shah, M. G., Tremmel, J., Brinton, T., Wilson, A., Schnittger, I., & Fearon, W. F. (2006). Index of microcirculatory resistance: A novel measure for predicting myocardial damage in patients with acute myocardial infarction. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 47(4), 182A-182A.

Women remain at higher risk for retroperitoneal hematoma after percutaneous coronary intervention in the era of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and vascular closure devices
Farouque, H. Mo., Tremmel, J. A., Aggarwal, M., Shabari, F. R., Fearon, W. F., & Lee, D. P. (2004). Women remain at higher risk for retroperitoneal hematoma after percutaneous coronary intervention in the era of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and vascular closure devices. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 43(5), 63A-63A.

Identification and treatment of vulnerable plaque.
Nakamura, M., Lee, D. P., & Yeung, A. C. (2004). Identification and treatment of vulnerable plaque. Reviews in cardiovascular medicine, 5, S22-33.

Simultaneous assessment of fractional and coronary flow reserves in cardiac transplant recipients - Physiologic investigation for transplant arteriopathy (PITA study)
Fearon, W. F., Nakamura, M., Lee, D. P., Rezaee, M., Vagelos, R. H., & Yeung, A. C. (2003). Simultaneous assessment of fractional and coronary flow reserves in cardiac transplant recipients - Physiologic investigation for transplant arteriopathy (PITA study). CIRCULATION, 108(13), 1605-1610.

Late incomplete apposition with excessive remodeling of the stented coronary artery following intravascular brachytherapy
Okura, H., Lee, D. P., Lo, S., Yeung, A. C., Honda, Y., & Fitzgerald, P. J. (2003). Late incomplete apposition with excessive remodeling of the stented coronary artery following intravascular brachytherapy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 92(5), 587-590.

Effect of a change in gender on coronary arterial size - A longitudinal intravascular ultrasound study in transplanted hearts
Herity, N. A., Lo, S., Lee, D. P., Ward, M. R., Filardo, S. D., & Yeung, A. C. (2003). Effect of a change in gender on coronary arterial size - A longitudinal intravascular ultrasound study in transplanted hearts. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 41(9), 1539-1546.

Cost-effectiveness of measuring fractional flow reserve to guide coronary interventions
Fearon, W. F., Yeung, A. C., Lee, D. P., Yock, P. G., & Heidenreich, P. A. (2003). Cost-effectiveness of measuring fractional flow reserve to guide coronary interventions. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 145(5), 882-887.

Adjunctive platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibition with tirofiban before primary Angioplasty improves angiographic outcomes - Results of the TIrofiban given in the emergency room before primary angioplasty (TIGER-PA) pilot trial
Lee, D. P., Herity, N. A., Hiatt, B. L., Fearon, W. F., Rezaee, M., & Yeung, A. C. (2003). Adjunctive platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibition with tirofiban before primary Angioplasty improves angiographic outcomes - Results of the TIrofiban given in the emergency room before primary angioplasty (TIGER-PA) pilot trial. CIRCULATION, 107(11), 1497-1501.

Physiologic interrogation of transplant arterioparthy: Final results
Fearon, W. F., Nakamura, M., Lee, D. P., Rezaee, M., Vagelos, R. H., & Yeung, A. C. (2003). Physiologic interrogation of transplant arterioparthy: Final results. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 41(6), 29A-29A.

Physiologic interrogation of transplant arteriopathy
Fearon, W. F., Nakamura, M., Lee, D. P., Rezaee, M., Vagelos, R. H., & Yeung, A. C. (2002). Physiologic interrogation of transplant arteriopathy. CIRCULATION, 106(19), 591-591.

A successful strategy to improve door-to-balloon times in acute myocardial infarction: a single center experience.
Hiatt, B. L., Lee, D. P., & Yeung, A. C. (2002). A successful strategy to improve door-to-balloon times in acute myocardial infarction: a single center experience. Critical pathways in cardiology, 1(2), 103-106.

Targeting the adventitia with intracoronary beta-radiation: Comparison of two dose prescriptions and the role of centering in coronary arteries
Kaluza, G. L., Jenkins, T. P., Mourtada, F. A., Ali, N. M., Lee, D. P., & Raizner, A. E. (2002). Targeting the adventitia with intracoronary beta-radiation: Comparison of two dose prescriptions and the role of centering in coronary arteries. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 52(1), 184-191.

Predictors and outcomes of stent thrombosis - An intravascular ultrasound registry
Uren, N. G., Schwarzacher, S. P., Metz, J. A., Lee, D. R., Honda, Y., & Yock, P. G. (2002). Predictors and outcomes of stent thrombosis - An intravascular ultrasound registry. EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 23(2), 124-132.

Clinical utility of the exercise ECG in patients with diabetes and chest pain
Lee, D. P., Fearon, W. F., & Froelicher, V. F. (2001). Clinical utility of the exercise ECG in patients with diabetes and chest pain. CHEST, 119(5), 1576-1581.

Safety and efficacy of high pressure retrograde cardiac venous injection. Implications for regional myocardial delivery
Herity, N. A., Fearon, W., Hiatt, B. L., Rezaee, M., Suzuki, T., & Yock, P. G. (2001). Safety and efficacy of high pressure retrograde cardiac venous injection. Implications for regional myocardial delivery. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 37(2), 6A-6A.

Effect of audit on door-to-inflation times in primary angioplasty/stenting for acute myocardial infarction
Ward, M. R., Lo, S. T., Herity, N. A., Lee, D. P., & Yeung, A. C. (2001). Effect of audit on door-to-inflation times in primary angioplasty/stenting for acute myocardial infarction. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 87(3), 336-?.

Utility of mechanical rheolysis as an adjunct to rescue angioplasty and platelet inhibition in acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock: A case report
Lee, D. P., Lo, S., Herity, N. A., Ward, M., & Yeung, A. C. (2001). Utility of mechanical rheolysis as an adjunct to rescue angioplasty and platelet inhibition in acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock: A case report. CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, 52(2), 220-225.

A 25-year-old with severe coronary artery disease
Ward, M. R., Herity, N. A., Lee, D. P., & Yeung, A. C. (2001). A 25-year-old with severe coronary artery disease. LANCET, 357(9250), 116-116.

Impact of plaque burden on subsequent intimal proliferation and remodeling of the stented coronary arteries following intracoronary beta-radiation therapy.
Okura, H., Lee, D. P., Yeung, A. C., Oesterle, S. N., Waksman, R., & Fitzgerald, P. J. (2001). Impact of plaque burden on subsequent intimal proliferation and remodeling of the stented coronary arteries following intracoronary beta-radiation therapy. Cardiovascular radiation medicine, 2(1), 57.

The influence of plaque orientation (pericardial or myocardial) on coronary arterial remodeling
Ward, M. R., Jeremias, A., Hibi, K., Herity, N. A., Lo, S. T., & Yeung, A. C. (2001). The influence of plaque orientation (pericardial or myocardial) on coronary arterial remodeling. ATHEROSCLEROSIS, 154(1), 179-183.

Selective regional myocardial infiltration by the percutaneous coronary venous route: A novel technique for local drug delivery
Herity, N. A., Lo, S. T., Oei, F., Lee, D. P., Ward, M. R., & Fitzgerald, P. J. (2000). Selective regional myocardial infiltration by the percutaneous coronary venous route: A novel technique for local drug delivery. CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, 51(3), 358-363.

Spatial orientation of atherosclerotic plaque in non-branching coronary artery segments
Jeremias, A., Huegel, H., Lee, D. P., Hassan, A., Wolf, A., & Fitzgerald, P. J. (2000). Spatial orientation of atherosclerotic plaque in non-branching coronary artery segments. ATHEROSCLEROSIS, 152(1), 209-215.

Experimental evaluation of a short transitional edge protection balloon for intracoronary stent deployment
Carter, A. J., Lee, D. P., Suzuki, T., Bailey, L., Lansky, A., & Virmani, R. (2000). Experimental evaluation of a short transitional edge protection balloon for intracoronary stent deployment. CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, 51(1), 112-119.

Patterns of aspirin use before hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction
Lorenz, D. P., Lee, D. P., & Alderman, E. (2000). Patterns of aspirin use before hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 86(2), 214-216.

The effect of resting ST segment depression on the diagnostic characteristics of the exercise treadmill test
Fearon, W. F., Lee, D. P., & Froelicher, V. F. (2000). The effect of resting ST segment depression on the diagnostic characteristics of the exercise treadmill test. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 35(5), 1206-1211.

Acute myocardial infarction and vascular remodeling
Filardo, S. D., Schwarzacher, S. P., Lo, S. T., Herity, N. A., Lee, D. P., & Yeung, A. C. (2000). Acute myocardial infarction and vascular remodeling. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 85(6), 760-?.

Intracardiac venous system as a novel conduit for local drug delivery
Rezaee, M., Lo, S. T., Bailey, L., Suzuki, T., Lee, D. P., & Carter, A. (2000). Intracardiac venous system as a novel conduit for local drug delivery. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 35(2), 6A-6A.

Clinical applications of brachytherapy for the prevention of restenosis
Lee, D. P., Lo, S., Forster, K., Yeung, A. C., & Oesterle, S. N. (1999). Clinical applications of brachytherapy for the prevention of restenosis. VASCULAR MEDICINE, 4(4), 257-268.

Intracoronary radiation with a P-32 source wire
Lee, D. P., Lo, S., Forster, K. M., Tate, D. J., Raizner, A., & Oesterle, S. N. (1998). Intracoronary radiation with a P-32 source wire. HERZ, 23(6), 362-365.