Biography


Dr. Lee is the chief of vascular surgery for Stanford Medicine. He is a fellowship-trained, board-certified vascular surgeon and a world-renowned leader in the field.

He has a strong “patient first” philosophy of care. For every case, he emphasizes the most advanced, minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment approaches. He works closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to ensure that each care plan is personalized, precise, compassionate, and comprehensive.

Dr. Lee also is passionate about educating and mentoring tomorrow’s vascular surgeons. He is a professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

He serves as president of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society and in leadership roles for the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Heart Association, and American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Lee champions clinical and translational research. His research findings have helped advance minimally invasive endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and other surgical procedures.

He has made nearly 600 presentations worldwide, including 200 peer-reviewed abstract presentations at meetings of the Society for Vascular Surgery, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and other conferences.

He has co-authored dozens of book chapters and published more than 160 articles on innovations in the treatment of aortic aneurysms, vascular trauma, deep vein thrombosis, and athletic vascular disorders. His work has appeared in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Surgery, JAMA Surgery, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Lee has earned extensive recognition for his achievements. The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society, Society for Vascular Surgery, National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and many other organizations have honored his work.

He is a member of the American Surgical Association, Society for Vascular Surgery, International Society of Endovascular Specialists, and other professional societies.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Residency: LA CO-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (2004) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (2007)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2006) CA
  • Internship: LA CO-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1999) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego (1998) CA
  • Fellowship, Stanford Univ. Medical Center, Vascular Surgery (2006)
  • Residency, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, General Surgery (2004)
  • MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine (1998)

Administrative Appointments
  • Curriculum Committee, Goodman Simulation Center (2006 - Present)
  • Director of Endovascular Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2007 - Present)
  • Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship/Residency (2011 - Present)

Publications

Practice Locations


Hypertension Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A11

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6961

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Vascular Laboratory at Boswell Building Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, A32

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-5227

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Vascular and Endovascular Care in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, A32

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-5227

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(243 Ratings)

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(132 reviews)

I gat good experience
dr Lee is the best
Dr. Lee is a great communicator, clear explanation
I felt my visit was done in a caring, orderly, and informative manner...Dr. Lee makes me feel at ease.
Dr. Lee was very professional and was also very personable. He respected and validated our concerns about our elderly father and the suggested surgery. I really appreciated that that he and his fellow, Dr. Paisley, went over my father's complete history and communicated in a way that was easy for us to understand all risks.
Dr. Lee is very accommodating.
Dr. Lee is the best! He's kept my arteries opon for years.
Dr. Lee is always a welcome sight & spends quality time with us
Dr. Lee always takes the time to answer my questions and explain clearly his answers. He is a pleasure to have as my doctor.
the best
I saw both nurse practitioner & Dr. Lee. They are extraordinary health care providers. Explaining & answering questions to allow fears & educate the patient -
very good experience
Dr. Lee is amazing. He is so gentle and caring with this "elderly" patient.
I will definitely recommend to friend.
I am very appreciative of the professional and courteous treatment received by medical staff, and willingness to to answer questions I was hesitant to ask. Thank you, Dr. Lee and Dr. Hart for so graciously sharing your expertise and experience. (You rock!)
Great sense of trust in Dr. Lee have seen him for 4 years. Always clear with explanations of my condition & my options.
Good.
Dr Lee is exceptional in his field, and I have and will continue to recommend him to any friend who needs vascular surgery
best staff any where
Dr. Lee is a very nice man.
Dr. Lee has always been very helpful and kind - a good listener and instructor.
Dr. Jason Lee, very caring and friendly.
Dr. Lee is the best!
I feel very great full to have Dr. Lee as my Dr. my surgery has elemated the pain in my legs so I can enjoy walking
Always satisfied for my return trips to stanford
I have always found Dr. J. Lee to be very professional, very friendly and always willing to answer all of my questions.
I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Lee. He listens and is so friendly.
Dr. Lee & his fellows are very attentive - they listen & answer all of my questions until I fully understand.
All good
Dr Lee was truly exceptional in his knowledge, formulation of a treatment plan and interpersonal skills.
Highly professional yet friendly and informative.
I got good experience.
i felt that care provider was in a rush to catch up. I had additional questions that were not completely addressed.
Dr. Lee is top-notch, a pleasure to deal with.
Dr. Lee was thorough and provided me with a complete explanation of my ultrasound.
Dr. J. Lee is great. His surgery made it possible to walk out of the hospital without a wheelchair.
Dr. Thompson was quite engaged and open to dialog. Dr. Lee was much more direct.
great experience
dr Jason Lee is "full of himself."
dr Lee is the best
Dr. Lee did not take time to listen or understand my symptoms and problems. He was very dismissive simply because I am still able to work. Maybe he is too busy, overworked, or dealing w/other issues. I had to ask PCP for a different referral & I am contesting the bill from this visit.
Dr. Lee is very good, always busy, maybe training other MD's - answers questions, but perhaps could be a bit more fulsome in his answers.
Dr. Lee is very professional; friendly; great beside manner; great sense of humor.
Positive information comfortable attitude, concern.
I hold Dr. Lee in the highest regard.
Dr. Lee is outstanding. informed me of treatment options and answered all questions
Excellent.
Dr Lee and his staff are excellent. So were all the staff at the hospital. I was treated in the best possible way at every level.
Dr. Lee came with the best of recommendations by everyone. I am hoping my ultrasound will verify a 100% success. I feel that it will!
Dr. Lee sat down with me, explained the surgery performed, and even showed me pictures. He was not rushed and was happy to answer any questions.
Dr Lee and his staff are fantastic
felt he was trying to tell me how i should feel. saying it may be from something else that the vein could not cause the pain i experience. kept referring to my knee. i never said or c/o knee pain
Good
Dr. Jason Lee inspires tremendous confidence and is a fabulous doctor!
The best.
I LOVE Dr. Lee. He is clearly smart, dedicated and extremely competent. I feel grateful to have had him as my doctor. That said, he just can't help himself when describing the issue by using terminology in a way that is difficult to follow. Not necessarily technical medical terms, but terms that I am not used to hearing in this context. I would recommend some effort by all doctors to remember that their patients - ok ME - well, we are idiots when it comes to this stuff. I need doctors to talk "gorilla" to me. I appreciate that this is a very precise field and the potential for the wrong message to be conveyed is high if not done precisely, but for the me the patient, I need explanations that are in simple terms. I was able to get the communication once I asked questions, which Dr. Lee did very well in answering those questions. I also appreciate the pre-Dr. Lee consult by the MD student. He was very competent and thorough and wasn't afraid to come back and admit he forgot to ask a question or do a follow-up. I appreciated that.
Dr. Lee conducted thrombo-blast as a possible treatment prior to the decision for surgery. Did not work. He immediately gathered surgical team with Dr. Katragunta due to urgency in treatment & length of 8 hr. travel from home.
Dr. J. Lee and his intern were outstanding - open, sharing, candid. I entered the session concerned and apprehensive, but came out feeling quite assured and confident - Much appreciated!
dr lee amazing
Dr. Lee is fantastic. Feel I am in the best hands for my condition
Everything went great and so nice.
I have been coming to Stanford since my 2012 surgery only once a year for sonograms. Always treated well.
dr Lee and his student doctor were very attentive
Dr. Lee is genuine. He cares about me as a patient and takes his time to answer any questions I have. He's the best.
I recommend Stanford Health to everyone I meet in search of medical treatment.
Dr Lee is the very best. I'm lucky to be his patient
Dr. Jason Lee has all but become a personal friend. His expertise is the best I've ever experienced.
I saw Dr. Lee for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in 2009, and saw 2 other doctors. I decided to have the surgery done somewhere else. I'm now having issues in my other arm. I saw the other 2 doctors from last time and wanted to get Dr. Lee's opinion. He was extremely petty about me being there. "If you didn't go with me for the last surgery, why are you here? Why not go to the other doctor?" He put his ego in front of care for me - shameful.
I am so lucky to have Dr. Lee as one of my doctors. He is one the best there is.
1st class - Dr. Jason Lee & Dr. George.
Dr. Lee is terrific. Could not ask for better care.
Excellent.
Dr. Lee spent time reviewing current and past CT test results and explained treatment moving forward. He also has taken a keen interest in my case which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend him.
Life saved 4x at Stanford going back to 1989 with Dr. Dave Clark (early angio/stent) 3x since with Tremmel & Lee.
Dr. Lee is the greatest.
Dr. Lee is very competent, caring and respectful.
I'm not currently receiving any medications.
I have had nothing but the best from Dr. Jason Lee and his staff.
Dr Jason Lee is clearly one of ther greatest vascular surgeons in the world. You should be proud to have him on your staff
Very good well the doctor gave me lots of security, and that way it was very good.
Dr Lee is outstanding!
Best doctor/s best staff.
STNFORD SAVED MY LIFE! DR LEE WAS ONE OF SAVERS!!!!!
Stanford Vascular Surgery and Jason Lee are the best!
Good experience.
Good.
Excellent experience
Dr Lee is simply the best. that's why I go to him. he's a rock star surgeon but always engages very actively and talks through any questions until satisfying the answer. keep that guy
Dr. Lee is very caring and easy to talk to, a pleasure to see his smiling face.
He really walked me through what the diagnosis meant and reassured me with all my questions & worries.
Dr. Lee is great!
I had a very excellent and professional experience
Very good.
Dr. Jason Lee is one fine physician!
Very good!
Dr. Lee is a brilliant, compassionate man that has always been wonderful to us -
Excellent in every respect.
all providers were very good or excellent. Dr. Lee is always cheerful & positive.
No bad experiences whatsoever.
Dr. Lee was one of the BEST doctors that have cared for me. He was professional but personal. He gave me lots of confidence going into this surgery and I was scared. One of your BEST by Far
Most excellent staff my visit was a very enjoyable.
Thank you.
I am a retired Orthopedic Surgeon and have no problem with medical terms which helps.
Dr. Lee is fabulous! Very friendly, listens, and explains things very well. Very Impressed!
my care was emergency but i would recommend the clinic and staff for anyone with vascular issues
Excellent.
Dr Lee is the best. he has been an absolute partner in informing me about decisions and working together on a game plan
My whole experience with Stanford Hospital, parking garage, information we received from the man at the shuttle stop was just terrific. Thank You!
Very efficient & answered all of my questions.
Good.
Excellent and everything.
As i stated earlier everyone was very professional.
Dr. Lee was polite, clear and thorough. I came away very impressed with Dr. Lee.
Vascular team from Dr. Lee to Ani outstanding!
I would have liked more explicit written instructions about the recovery process from my surgery, for example how long I should walk each day.
All I contacted were excellent.
I had limited but sufficient time with Dr. Lee.
Our experience with Dr. Jason Lee was above the charts.
Dr. Jason Lee, simply the best I could have asked for
Although he seemed well educated about my clot, he didn't interact in a way where he understood my concerns.
Excellent surgeon.
Good.
He seemed rushed and had 2 interns with him so he did not even sit down to speak with me. I wanted more information than he had time to provide and felt as if I was testing his patience.
When I had my ultrasound on my neck & legs Dr. Lee called the girl at the desk that he didn't need to see me & that everything was good. With my ultrasound.
Very kind and pleasant.
Love Dr. Lee! Could use a little more info on rehab/more communication w/Dr. Hunt?
Dr. Lee is an expert and this shows in his work.
Did not want or know all measurements of aneurysm but one.
Excellent.
It was nice to have both the doctor (Dr. Jason Lee) and nurse practitioner Fae Linde both attending my appt. Very reassuring.
My upcoming surgery was explained in great detail.
Dr. Lee shows much concern about my health and treatment needed.

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