Dr. Edward Lee is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He received his training through Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He was Plastic Surgery Section Chief at the East Orange Veterans Affairs Hospital from 2013-2019.He is the residency program director at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers University. He is also Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical school.
Dr. Lee was raised in suburban North Brunswick, NJ. In a family of boys, he grew up loving the intensity of sports, including soccer, wrestling, and crew. He also had a passion for music and has trained as a pianist, trumpeter, and percussionist. His early academic achievements led him to attend the prestigious Lawrenceville School near Princeton, NJ. He went on to complete his undergraduate degree at Yale University, where he double-majored in Philosophy and Molecular Biochemistry & Biophysics. He earned a master’s degree in Physiology at Georgetown University before attending Georgetown University School of Medicine. Graduating with honors, he proceeded to complete his training through an integrated plastic surgery residency at the world renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Lee currently lives in Bergen County, NJ with his two daughters who are constant sources of humor and joy. Dr. Lee’s academic interests include all aspects of reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, breast reconstruction, limb salvage, and oncologic reconstruction. His research has lead to numerous publications, book chapters, and presentations. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons. He has received numerous awards including NJ Top Doctors, Best Clinical Paper at the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Best Cosmetic Paper from the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.
Dr. Lee traveled with AMPSAA in August 2019 to China. As a member of AMPSAA he participated in the inaugural China International Medical Summit in Beijing. The conference was part of the China-Hospeq a conference attended by thousands. He then continued his tour of China with AMPSAA and the Good Will Mission to Jinan in Shandong province. In Jinan, Dr. Lee lectured at the 7th Cleft Lip and Wound Care Plastic Surgery Conference at Qianfoshan Hospital. He also participated in live surgery and cross cultural education that was televised throughout Shandong province via 5G technology. The collaboration with AMPSAA was extraordinarily successful and will lead to an ongoing relationship with Rutgers University and physicians and hospitals in Beijing and Jinan.