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Hee Won Lee, MD

Dr. Hee Won Lee joined the Department of Anesthesiology in August 2017 as an Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed her Internal Medicine internship at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, after which she went on to complete her residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine as well as her fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Lee‰Ûªs research interests include multicultural perceptions of pain in labor, barriers to care, physician burnout, the use of transthoracic echocardiography as a point of care exam in parturients, and maternal mortality in America. Dr. Lee is a member of Physicians for a National Health Program, which is working toward a Single Payer system in America. Dr. Lee‰Ûªs outside interests include spending time with her family, striving toward being zero waste and plastic free, advocating for medicare for all and environmental activism.


  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Anesthesiology


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Honors & Awards

Excellence in Subspecialty Teaching, Emory University School of Medicine, 2019

Resident Teaching Award, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2016

Sylvan Shane Award, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2012

Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, Harvard Chapter, Harvard College, 206


The Effect of Preoperative Gabapentin on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta-Analysis. Anesth Analg Volume: 122 Page(s): 976 - 985 04/01/2016 Authors: Grant MC; Lee H; Page AJ; Hobson D; Wick E; Wu CL

Decreasing central-line-associated bloodstream infections in Connecticut intensive care units. J Healthc Qual Volume: 35 Page(s): 78 - 87 09/01/2013 Authors: Hong AL; Sawyer MD; Shore A; Winters BD; Masuga M; Lee H; Mathews SC; Weeks K; Goeschel CA; Berenholtz SM

25-Year summary of US malpractice claims for diagnostic errors 1986-2010: an analysis from the National Practitioner Data Bank. BMJ Qual Saf Volume: 22 Page(s): 672 - 680 08/01/2013 Authors: Saber Tehrani AS; Lee H; Mathews SC; Shore A; Makary MA; Pronovost PJ; Newman-Toker DE

Diagnostic errors in the intensive care unit: a systematic review of autopsy studies. BMJ Qual Saf Volume: 21 Page(s): 894 - 902 11/01/2012 Authors: Winters B; Custer J; Galvagno SM; Colantuoni E; Kapoor SG; Lee H; Goode V; Robinson K; Nakhasi A; Pronovost P

Reducing medical errors and adverse events. Annu Rev Med Volume: 63 Page(s): 447 - 463 01/01/2012 Authors: Pham JC; Aswani MS; Rosen M; Lee H; Huddle M; Weeks K; Pronovost PJ