Gordon K. Lee, M.D.

Breast reconstructive surgeon

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Breast surgeon

Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

  • 1000 Welch Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-7001
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Professional Education

Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center (2004) TX

Internship: UCLA (1998) CA

Residency: UCLA (2003) CA

Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2005)

Medical Education: Stanford University Medical Center (1997) CA

MD, Stanford School of Medicine, Medicine (1997)

BS, U.C.L.A., Biology (1992)

Honors & Awards

Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford School of Medicine (2012)

Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (2011)

Who's Who in America 2009, Strathmore (2009)

Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (2009)

America's Top Surgeon 2009, Consumer's Research Council (2009)

Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (June 2008)

Baronio Scholar, Plastic Surgery Research Council (2003)

Administrative Appointments

Program Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency, 2008

Director of Microsurgery, Stanford Plastic Surgery, 2006

Associate Program Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency, 2006

Tube-in-a-tube anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of a complex esophageal and anterior neck defect.
Komorowska-Timek, E., & Lee, G. K. (2014). Tube-in-a-tube anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of a complex esophageal and anterior neck defect. Annals of plastic surgery, 72(1), 64-66.

Essential Hand Surgery Procedures for Mastery by Graduating Plastic Surgery Residents: A Survey of Program Directors
Noland, S. S., Fischer, L. H., Lee, G. K., Friedrich, J. B., & Hentz, V. R. (2013). Essential Hand Surgery Procedures for Mastery by Graduating Plastic Surgery Residents: A Survey of Program Directors. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 132(6), 977E-984E.

Commentary to "current microsurgery training programs in India".
Satterwhite, T. S., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Commentary to "current microsurgery training programs in India". Annals of plastic surgery, 71(5), 624-625.

Lag-Time to Publication in Plastic Surgery Potential Impact on the Timely Practice of Evidence-Based Medicine
Lee, D. T., Lacombe, J., Chung, C. K., Kattan, A., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Lag-Time to Publication in Plastic Surgery Potential Impact on the Timely Practice of Evidence-Based Medicine. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 71(4), 410-414.

Breast Reconstruction National Trends and Healthcare Implications
Hernandez-Boussard, T., Zeidler, K., Barzin, A., Lee, G., & Curtin, C. (2013). Breast Reconstruction National Trends and Healthcare Implications. BREAST JOURNAL, 19(5), 463-469.

Nipple reconstruction after implant-based breast reconstruction: a "matched-pair" outcome analysis focusing on the effects of radiotherapy.
Momeni, A., Ghaly, M., Gupta, D., Gurtner, G., Kahn, D. M., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Nipple reconstruction after implant-based breast reconstruction: a "matched-pair" outcome analysis focusing on the effects of radiotherapy. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS, 66(9), 1202-1205.

Intra-abdominal pedicled rectus abdominis muscle flap for treatment of high-output enterocutaneous fistulae: Case reports and review of literature
Carey, J. N., Sheckter, C. C., Watt, A. J., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Intra-abdominal pedicled rectus abdominis muscle flap for treatment of high-output enterocutaneous fistulae: Case reports and review of literature. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 66(8), 1145-1148.

Surgical management of silicone mastitis: case series and review of the literature.
Echo, A., Otake, L. R., Mehrara, B. J., Kraneburg, U. M., Agrawal, N., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Surgical management of silicone mastitis: case series and review of the literature. Aesthetic plastic surgery, 37(4), 738-745.

Development of an Affordable System for Personalized Video-Documented Surgical Skill Analysis for Surgical Residency Training
Berger, A. J., Gaster, R. S., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Development of an Affordable System for Personalized Video-Documented Surgical Skill Analysis for Surgical Residency Training. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 70(4), 442-446.

The Quality of Systematic Reviews in Hand Surgery: An Analysis Using AMSTAR
Momeni, A., Lee, G. K., & Talley, J. R. (2013). The Quality of Systematic Reviews in Hand Surgery: An Analysis Using AMSTAR. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 131(4), 831-837.

Essential hand surgery procedures for mastery by graduating orthopedic surgery residents: a survey of program directors.
Noland, S. S., Fischer, L. H., Lee, G. K., & Hentz, V. R. (2013). Essential hand surgery procedures for mastery by graduating orthopedic surgery residents: a survey of program directors. journal of hand surgery, 38(4), 760-765.

Histologic Analysis of Fetal Bovine Derived Acellular Dermal Matrix in Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction
Gaster, R. S., Berger, A. J., Monica, S. D., Sweeney, R. T., Endress, R., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Histologic Analysis of Fetal Bovine Derived Acellular Dermal Matrix in Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 70(4), 447-453.

Microsurgical Head and Neck Reconstruction After Oncologic Ablation A Study Analyzing Health-Related Quality of Life
Momeni, A., Kim, R. Y., Kattan, A., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Microsurgical Head and Neck Reconstruction After Oncologic Ablation A Study Analyzing Health-Related Quality of Life. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 70(4), 462-469.

The Matrix Rib Plating System Improving Aesthetic Outcomes in Microvascular Breast Reconstruction
Ahdoot, M. A., Echo, A., Otake, L. R., Son, J., Zeidler, K. R., & Lee, G. K. (2013). The Matrix Rib Plating System Improving Aesthetic Outcomes in Microvascular Breast Reconstruction. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 70(4), 384-388.

Transverse Tensor Fascia Lata Myocutaneous Flap for Microvascular Breast Reconstruction Case Report and Review of the Literature
Zeidler, K. R., Son, J. H., Carey, J. N., Watt, A. J., Ho, O. H., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Transverse Tensor Fascia Lata Myocutaneous Flap for Microvascular Breast Reconstruction Case Report and Review of the Literature. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 70(4), 438-441.

Teaching Core Competencies of Reconstructive Microsurgery With the Use of Standardized Patients
Son, J., Zeidler, K. R., Echo, A., Otake, L., Ahdoot, M., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Teaching Core Competencies of Reconstructive Microsurgery With the Use of Standardized Patients. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 70(4), 476-481.

White light spectroscopy for free flap monitoring
Fox, P. M., Zeidler, K., Carey, J., & Lee, G. K. (2013). White light spectroscopy for free flap monitoring. MICROSURGERY, 33(3), 198-202.

The Chicken Foot Dorsal Vessel as a High-Fidelity Microsurgery Practice Model
Satterwhite, T., Son, J., Echo, A., & Lee, G. (2013). The Chicken Foot Dorsal Vessel as a High-Fidelity Microsurgery Practice Model. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 131(2), 311E-312E.

Is routine histological examination of mastectomy scars justified? An analysis of 619 scars.
Momeni, A., Tran, P., Dunlap, J., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Is routine histological examination of mastectomy scars justified? An analysis of 619 scars. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS, 66(2), 182-186.

Histologic Analysis of Fetal Bovine Derived Acellular Dermal Matrix in Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction.
Gaster, R. S., Berger, A. J., Monica, S. D., Sweeney, R. T., Endress, R., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Histologic Analysis of Fetal Bovine Derived Acellular Dermal Matrix in Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction. Annals of plastic surgery.

Development of an Affordable System for Personalized Video-Documented Surgical Skill Analysis for Surgical Residency Training.
Berger, A. J., Gaster, R. S., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Development of an Affordable System for Personalized Video-Documented Surgical Skill Analysis for Surgical Residency Training. Annals of plastic surgery.

The Matrix Rib Plating System: Improving Aesthetic Outcomes in Microvascular Breast Reconstruction.
Ahdoot, M. A., Echo, A., Otake, L. R., Son, J., Zeidler, K. R., & Lee, G. K. (2013). The Matrix Rib Plating System: Improving Aesthetic Outcomes in Microvascular Breast Reconstruction. Annals of plastic surgery.

Single-Institution Financial Analysis of Biologic Versus Synthetic Mesh Hernia Repair: A Retrospective Analysis of Patients Readmitted for Hernia Repair.
Otake, L. R., Satterwhite, T., Echo, A., Chiou, G., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Single-Institution Financial Analysis of Biologic Versus Synthetic Mesh Hernia Repair: A Retrospective Analysis of Patients Readmitted for Hernia Repair. Annals of plastic surgery.

Microsurgical Head and Neck Reconstruction After Oncologic Ablation: A Study Analyzing Health-Related Quality of Life.
Momeni, A., Kim, R. Y., Kattan, A., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Microsurgical Head and Neck Reconstruction After Oncologic Ablation: A Study Analyzing Health-Related Quality of Life. Annals of plastic surgery.

Transverse Tensor Fascia Lata Myocutaneous Flap for Microvascular Breast Reconstruction: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Zeidler, K. R., Son, J. H., Carey, J. N., Watt, A. J., Ho, O. H., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Transverse Tensor Fascia Lata Myocutaneous Flap for Microvascular Breast Reconstruction: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Annals of plastic surgery.

Teaching Core Competencies of Reconstructive Microsurgery With the Use of Standardized Patients.
Son, J., Zeidler, K. R., Echo, A., Otake, L., Ahdoot, M., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Teaching Core Competencies of Reconstructive Microsurgery With the Use of Standardized Patients. Annals of plastic surgery.

Tissue expander with acellular dermal matrix for breast reconstruction infected by an unusual pathogen: Candida parapsilosis
Fox, P. M., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Tissue expander with acellular dermal matrix for breast reconstruction infected by an unusual pathogen: Candida parapsilosis. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 65(10), E286-E289.

Free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap reconstruction of a massive lumbosacral defect using superior gluteal artery perforator vessels
Gaster, R. S., Bhatt, K. A., Shelton, A. A., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap reconstruction of a massive lumbosacral defect using superior gluteal artery perforator vessels. MICROSURGERY, 32(5), 388-392.

Supercharged Free Fibula for Complex Ankle Arthrodesis A Case Report
Fox, P. M., Chou, L., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Supercharged Free Fibula for Complex Ankle Arthrodesis A Case Report. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 342-345.

Outcomes of Complex Abdominal Herniorrhaphy Experience With 106 Cases
Satterwhite, T. S., Miri, S., Chung, C., Spain, D., Lorenz, H. P., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Outcomes of Complex Abdominal Herniorrhaphy Experience With 106 Cases. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 382-388.

Use of Fetal Bovine Acellular Dermal Xenograft With Tissue Expansion for Staged Breast Reconstruction
Endress, R., Choi, M. S. S., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Use of Fetal Bovine Acellular Dermal Xenograft With Tissue Expansion for Staged Breast Reconstruction. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 338-341.

Is Microsurgical Head and Neck Reconstruction Profitable? Analysis at an Academic Medical Center
Momeni, A., Kattan, A., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Is Microsurgical Head and Neck Reconstruction Profitable? Analysis at an Academic Medical Center. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 401-403.

Plastic Surgery Residency Graduate Outcomes A 43-Year Experience at a Single Institution and the First "Integrated" Training Program in the United States
Noland, S. S., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Plastic Surgery Residency Graduate Outcomes A 43-Year Experience at a Single Institution and the First "Integrated" Training Program in the United States. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 404-409.

Vertical Island Trapezius Myocutaneous Flap for Cervical Esophagoplasty Case Report and Review of the Literature
Lee, G. K., Yamin, F., & Ho, O. H. (2012). Vertical Island Trapezius Myocutaneous Flap for Cervical Esophagoplasty Case Report and Review of the Literature. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 362-365.

"Phantom" Publications Among Plastic Surgery Residency Applicants
Chung, C. K., Hernandez-Boussard, T., & Lee, G. K. (2012). "Phantom" Publications Among Plastic Surgery Residency Applicants. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 391-395.

Microsurgery Education in Residency Training Validating an Online Curriculum
Satterwhite, T., Son, J., Carey, J., Zeidler, K., Bari, S., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Microsurgery Education in Residency Training Validating an Online Curriculum. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 68(4), 410-414.

Should we continue to consider obesity a relative contraindication for autologous microsurgical breast reconstruction?
Momeni, A., Ahdoot, M. A., Kim, R. Y., Leroux, E., Galaiya, D. J., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Should we continue to consider obesity a relative contraindication for autologous microsurgical breast reconstruction?. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 65(4), 420-425.

Split, Temporalis Muscle Flap for Repair of Recalcitrant Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks of the Anterior Cranial Fossa
Lesavoy, M. A., Lee, G. K., Fan, K., & Dickinson, B. (2012). Split, Temporalis Muscle Flap for Repair of Recalcitrant Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks of the Anterior Cranial Fossa. JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, 23(2), 539-542.

Abdominal wall reconstruction with dual layer cross-linked porcine dermal xenograft: The "Pork Sandwich" herniorraphy
Satterwhite, T. S., Miri, S., Chung, C., Spain, D. A., Lorenz, H. P., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Abdominal wall reconstruction with dual layer cross-linked porcine dermal xenograft: The "Pork Sandwich" herniorraphy. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 65(3), 333-341.

Free Flap Scalp Reconstruction in a 91-Year-Old Patient under Local-Regional Anesthesia: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Carey, J. N., Watt, A. J., Ho, O., Zeidler, K., & Lee, G. K. (2012). Free Flap Scalp Reconstruction in a 91-Year-Old Patient under Local-Regional Anesthesia: Case Report and Review of the Literature. JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, 28(3), 189-193.

Tarsal ectropion repair and lower blepharoplasty: A case report and review of literature
Garza, R. M., Lee, G. K., & Press, B. Hj. (2012). Tarsal ectropion repair and lower blepharoplasty: A case report and review of literature. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 65(2), 249-251.

The effect of preoperative radiotherapy on complication rate after microsurgical head and neck reconstruction
Momeni, A., Kim, R. Y., Kattan, A., Tennefoss, J., Lee, T. Hc., & Lee, G. K. (2011). The effect of preoperative radiotherapy on complication rate after microsurgical head and neck reconstruction. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 64(11), 1454-1459.

Micro-Seed Grant Funding for Residents: Fostering Academic Productivity in Plastic Surgery
Chung, C. K., Richards, T. A., & Lee, G. K. (2011). Micro-Seed Grant Funding for Residents: Fostering Academic Productivity in Plastic Surgery. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 128(1), 43E-44E.

The Use of Standardized Patients in the Plastic Surgery Residency Curriculum: Teaching Core Competencies with Objective Structured Clinical Examinations
Davis, D., & Lee, G. (2011). The Use of Standardized Patients in the Plastic Surgery Residency Curriculum: Teaching Core Competencies with Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 128(1), 291-298.

Non-viral Delivery of Inductive and Suppressive Genes to Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Osteogenic Differentiation
Ramasubramanian, A., Shiigi, S., Lee, G. K., & Yang, F. (2011). Non-viral Delivery of Inductive and Suppressive Genes to Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Osteogenic Differentiation. PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH, 28(6), 1328-1337.

THE STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID MYOCUTANEOUS "PATCH ESOPHAGOPLASTY" FOR CERVICAL ESOPHAGEAL STRICTURE
Noland, S. S., Ingraham, J. M., & Lee, G. K. (2011). THE STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID MYOCUTANEOUS "PATCH ESOPHAGOPLASTY" FOR CERVICAL ESOPHAGEAL STRICTURE. MICROSURGERY, 31(4), 318-322.

Adverse events following digital replantation in the elderly.
Barzin, A., Hernandez-Boussard, T., Lee, G. K., & Curtin, C. (2011). Adverse events following digital replantation in the elderly. journal of hand surgery, 36(5), 870-874.

Supercharged Jejunum Flap for Total Esophageal Reconstruction: Single-Surgeon 3-Year Experience and Outcomes Analysis
Barzin, A., Norton, J. A., Whyte, R., & Lee, G. K. (2011). Supercharged Jejunum Flap for Total Esophageal Reconstruction: Single-Surgeon 3-Year Experience and Outcomes Analysis. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 127(1), 173-180.

Effectiveness of the Asteame Nipple Guard (TM) in maintaining projection following nipple reconstruction: A prospective randomised controlled trial
Rosing, J. H., Momeni, A., Kamperman, K., Kahn, D., Gurtner, G., & Lee, G. K. (2010). Effectiveness of the Asteame Nipple Guard (TM) in maintaining projection following nipple reconstruction: A prospective randomised controlled trial. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 63(10), 1592-1596.

A CASE OF INTRAOPERATIVE VENOUS CONGESTION OF THE ENTIRE DIEP-FLAP-A NOVEL SALVAGE TECHNIQUE AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Momeni, A., & Lee, G. K. (2010). A CASE OF INTRAOPERATIVE VENOUS CONGESTION OF THE ENTIRE DIEP-FLAP-A NOVEL SALVAGE TECHNIQUE AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. MICROSURGERY, 30(6), 443-446.

COLD ISCHEMIA IN MICROVASCULAR BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Lee, D. T., & Lee, G. (2010). COLD ISCHEMIA IN MICROVASCULAR BREAST RECONSTRUCTION. MICROSURGERY, 30(5), 361-367.

SUPERCHARGED REVERSE PEDICLE ANTEROLATERAL THIGH FLAP IN RECONSTRUCTION OF A MASSIVE DEFECT: A CASE REPORT
Komorowska-Timek, E., Gurtner, G., & Lee, G. K. (2010). SUPERCHARGED REVERSE PEDICLE ANTEROLATERAL THIGH FLAP IN RECONSTRUCTION OF A MASSIVE DEFECT: A CASE REPORT. MICROSURGERY, 30(5), 397-400.

Flexor Tendon Tissue Engineering: Temporal Distribution of Donor Tenocytes versus Recipient Cells
Thorfinn, J., Saber, S., Angelidis, I. K., Ki, S. H., Zhang, A. Y., & Chang, J. (2009). Flexor Tendon Tissue Engineering: Temporal Distribution of Donor Tenocytes versus Recipient Cells. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 124(6), 2019-2026.

Transverse Singapore Flap for Reconstruction of a Congenital Rectovaginal Fistula in an 18-Month-Old Infant
Lee, D. T., & Lee, G. K. (2009). Transverse Singapore Flap for Reconstruction of a Congenital Rectovaginal Fistula in an 18-Month-Old Infant. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 63(6), 650-653.

A Novel Single-Flap Technique for Total Penile Reconstruction: The Pedicled Anterolateral Thigh Flap
Lee, G. K., Lim, A. F., & Bird, E. T. (2009). A Novel Single-Flap Technique for Total Penile Reconstruction: The Pedicled Anterolateral Thigh Flap. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 124(1), 163-166.

Invited discussion: Harvesting of forearm perforator flaps based on intraoperative vascular exploration: Clinical experiences and literature review
Lee, G. K. (2008). Invited discussion: Harvesting of forearm perforator flaps based on intraoperative vascular exploration: Clinical experiences and literature review. MICROSURGERY, 28(5), 331-332.

The impact of immediate breast reconstruction on the technical delivery of postmastectomy radiotherapy
Motwani, S. B., Strom, E. A., Schechter, N. R., Butler, C. E., Lee, G. K., & Buchholz, T. A. (2006). The impact of immediate breast reconstruction on the technical delivery of postmastectomy radiotherapy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 66(1), 76-82.

The economics of plastic surgery practices: Trends in income, procedure mix, and volume
Krieger, L. M., & Lee, G. K. (2004). The economics of plastic surgery practices: Trends in income, procedure mix, and volume. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 114(1), 192-199.

Magnetic resonance imaging detection of vascular occlusion of a pedicled muscle flap
Hui, K., Lee, G. K., Zhang, F., Li, K., CHEUNG, L., & Lineaweaver, W. C. (1996). Magnetic resonance imaging detection of vascular occlusion of a pedicled muscle flap. MICROSURGERY, 17(6), 306-312.