Anson Lee

Transplant surgeon, Surgeon, Thoracic surgeon, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Cardiac surgeon, Cardiovascular surgeon, Heart and lung transplant surgeon, Heart transplant surgeon, Lung transplant surgeon, Minimally invasive surgeon

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery)

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Dr. Anson Lee specializes in the surgical treatment of all heart diseases, including ischemic heart disease, structural heart disease, aortic disease, and arrhythmias. He has practiced cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford since 2015. Dr. Lee has a special interest in the surgical treatment of abnormal heart rhythms and minimally invasive techniques to treat heart disease.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (2016)
  • Residency: Washington University General Surgery Residency (2013) MO
  • Medical Education: Washington University School Of Medicine Registrar (2005) MO
  • Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine Cardiothoracic Training (2015) MO


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Practice Locations

Heart Transplant Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A21

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5468

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Lung Transplant Program in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-3633

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Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 2nd Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-7111

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Heart Surgery Clinic at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 724-7500

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Aortic Disease Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-8246

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Valvular Heart Disease Clinic Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6459

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(89 reviews)

Very professional and kind
I appreciate the continued interest in my case.
I find him not only extremely capable but very friendly and easy to talk to.
Very kind gentleman, truly concerned about patient welfare
He has been very helpful throughout the process of my aFib treatment.
Thank you
I believe there are times when a video visit is appropriate and other times when a personal visit should take place. In this particular instance a video visit was appropriate and very convenient.
Really nice guy. I am very comfortable around him.
Very nice and helpful
Very highly qualified surgeon, very good communicator. I studied up on my situation and diagnoses and had several questions, all of which were answered to my satisfaction.
Dr. Anson Lee is very professional and knowledgeable of what he does and his expertise. He walked me throughout the process and expectations.
I very much enjoyed meeting with Dr. Lee and he gave me a good feeling of confidence being under his care and expertise. In the meeting he was wearing his surgical mask so his voice was a bit muffled but it was not too bad.
I feel very confident with Dr. Lee performing my surgery, he made feel confident in him performing the surgery and what the expected from the surgery and outcome.
excellent care from health care team
The best!
Follow-up letter to local cardiologist was very thorough and sent very quickly.
Dr Lee was very straightforward about the options I have and his assistants were very cordial and professional.
Outstanding video visit!
Excellent "bedside" manner. Thorough, patience, good listener, professional yet personable and warm, interested.
Extremely nice and professional, explain the procedure thoroughly.
Extremely gracious, efficient, professional
A pleasure to speak to him!
Dr. Lee is excellent. He is supported by a great team and the process is well organized. Very happy.
Dr. Lee was very comprehensive/complete in topics about the procedure and issues of concern for me. He is an excellent Dr. and I am glad he is treating me at Stanford. I would recommend Dr. Lee to any of my friends and family that needed his expertise Thank you
The Dr has wonderful bedside manners. He was easy to understand and answered all my questions
All good here
I would like to thank Dr Lee for saving my husband’s Life thank you so much and may God Bless you 🫶🠻
Informative visit.
Very professional.
You were excellent to meet with in this manner and I appreciate working with you.
I am grateful to him and his staff.
Excellent interactive & communication skills; very knowledgeable; respectful of my choice of care. Speaking with him was informative & reassuring.
Think very highly of Dr. Lee.
Excellent care!
He was very nice and very thorough in his explanations.
Great 😊
I felt very comfortable with the Doctor and his staff.
Excellent care, communication, potential treatment.
He was personable, informative and competent. What more can one ask for?
I truly appreciate the service we receive when we are there.
he seemed confident that the results in doing this procedure will be better than the one previously planned.
Both doctors and nurses are wonderful here.
World class level surgeon
Very helpful, professional, explained everything in great detail.
Very informative.
Thank You
Very painful procedure
Thank you!
Dr. Lee is personable, well-spoken, and in obvious possession of tremendous empathy, with a sense of "place" -- in other words, he is very good at what he does, and I respect him highly.
Everyone was friendly, helpful, and very informative.
Friendly, easy to be with, clear on information, answered my questions, took time needed
We developed a very good rapport.
Very personable and discussed options and procedures. Showed example of heart and what needs to be repaired.
he is the best
I felt expertly cared for by Dr. Lee and his excellent staff.
World class surgeon
Excellent care from the whole staff!
he is great
Explained all aspects of my condition and recommendations in a clear manner.
Dr. Lee very professional his staff very attentive. I couldn’t ask for anymore.
Great Doc.
Dr Lee is great, he and his staff provide great care.
I have every confidence in Dr. Lee and his staff. They were very kind and professional.
He was very thorough and considerate.. felt very comfortable.
Dr. Lee and his staff are amazing! I am very thankful!
Dr. Lee seemed very knowledgable and gave me helpful information.
Dr Anson Lee is an excellent doctor and he answers any and all of questions in a way that is very easy to understand.
I immediately liked and trusted him.
Dr. Lee and staff go far and above normal to answer questions and explain processes and medications. Very much appreciated!
The specialist doctor I always had good attention and amiability in their treatment.
Everyone was "5 stars."
Dr. Lee is excellent.
RN's and physician gave the best explanation of the state of my heart and the procedures to be done & have received - including internet. The MD showed a love for the work he does. It was remarkable.
Dr. Anson Lee was excellent.
Dr. Lee is astounding.
First rate service.
All ways very good -
Excellent working with Dr. Lee. Pres. PA and all.
Dr. Lee was outstanding & I couldn't be happier w/his care.
Too much in a hurry!
I talked with 4 difference care providers one at a time over a period of about 2 hrs.
Both Dr. Lee & Dr. Wang explain things well, however I would like were detailed information on the anatomy & the procedure. Perhaps this could be in a written form or online.
Dr. seemed rushed or in a hurry. He was, however, available when I went looking for him later.
Very good.

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