Kwan S. Lee, MD

  • Professor, Medicine
  • Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Cardiology Clinic, Banner – University Medical Center South

Dr. Lee joined our faculty in 2009, as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Originally from Malaysia, he earned his medical degree from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, graduating in 2000. He then completed his internship at St James's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, followed by a move to the Mayo Clinic, Arizona where he completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship. He then went on to an Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. At medical school, he was a founding editor of the Trinity Student Medical Journal and he was also the recipient of the Hassan Loutfi Distinguished Fellow Award 2008 from the Mayo School of Medicine upon graduating.
Dr. Lee is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine. He is now the Director of the Cardiology Clinic and Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at Banner - University Medical Center South, where he has been heavily involved in the growth of cardiovascular services. At South Campus, he is also the Chair of the Credentialing Committee, serves as a board member on the Resuscitation Committee, Peer-Review Committee and is an Acute MI Core Measures Champion for South Campus.
Dr. Lee has pursued several areas of research, including work in echocardiography, evaluating the effect of echocardiographic contrast on speckle tracking and the utilization of speckle tracking to study left atrial function. He serves as a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Cardiology.
Outside of work, he is an avid amateur photographer and loves to travel. He is devoted to his family and has two children, Kieran and Ashling, who attend the International School of Tucson where Dr. Lee is on the board of trustees.

Degrees
  • MD: University of Dublin, 2000
Residency
  • Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
  • Mayo Clinic, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Emory University, Interventional Cardiology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Subspecialty
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology - Subspecialty