Lee is one of three physicians across the United States to receive the scholarship for 2020-2021. Awardees are selected through a completive process by a committee of well-respected trauma surgeons from within the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
About Yanni-Leei Larry Lee, M.D.
Dr. Larry Lee is an assistant professor within the Department of Surgery and serves as a trauma surgeon within the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery & Burns.
Dr. Lee was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in Auburn, Alabama. He studied biomedical engineering and biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University before completing his medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He also completed a residency in general surgery and a surgical research fellowship at USA Health. Most recently, he completed a critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.
Heading into medical school, Dr. Lee was planning to pursue immunology when a trauma surgery case in his third year at USA took him in a new direction. He described the case where he was part of a team that completed open cardiac massage and internal defibrillation. As an early third-year medical student, this was the “benchmark” that he measured the rest of his year against and nothing else compared. He returned to USA Health University Hospital to pursue an academic career in surgery with a team he knows well.