University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Susan Ming Lee, MD, FRCPC, MAS

Susan Ming Lee, MD, FRCPC, MAS

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Affiliate Member

Research Summary

My research interests include perioperative smoking cessation and perioperative medication management. Research methods of interest range from small interventional randomized clinical trials to large database observational research using administrative data.


Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, BScH, 10/2003, Biology & Physics
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, MD, 06/2007, Medicine
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, PGY1, 08/2008, Radiation Oncology
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, FRCPC (Residency), 06/2012, Anesthesiology
University of California, San Francisco, CA MAS 06/2015 Clinical Research (Epidemiology & Biostatistics)

Professional Experience

  • 2014-present
    University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center Clinical Instructorship with Research Training Staff Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology Service
  • 2013-2014
    University of California, San Francisco Clinical Instructorship with Research Training
  • 2012-2013
    Woodstock General Hospital, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada Associate Anesthesiologist
  • 2008-2012
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada Anesthesia Resident
  • 2007-2008
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Radiation Oncology Resident
  • 2004
    University of Toronto, Canada Jimma University, Ethiopia Summer International Research Student
  • 2002
    University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Summer Research Student

Honors & Awards

  • 2012
    McMaster-Western University Resident Research Day First Prize
  • 2003-2007
    Honours Standing - Years I-IV Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 2006
    Walter F. Watkins Scholarship - for high academic standing in the third year of medical school
  • 2006
    XVI International AIDS Conference Scholarship Programme for Canadian Residents - for involvement with vulnerable communities and commitment to transfer knowledge obtained from AIDS 2006 Conference back to the communities
  • 2006
    McCormick Scholarship - for interest in radiation oncology
  • 2005
    Western Pennsylvania Health Preceptorship Program Summer Scholarship - for interest in exploring comprehensive healthcare in communities
  • 2004
    University of Toronto International Health Program (UTIHP) Summer Scholarship - for undertaking a research project in a developing country
  • 2004
    Mary L Cassidy Award - for extra-curricular contributions

Selected Publications

  1. Lee SM, Takemoto S, Wallace AW. In Reply. Anesthesiology. 2016 Feb; 124(2):513-4.
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  2. Lee SM, Takemoto S, Wallace AW. Association between Withholding Angiotensin Receptor Blockers in the Early Postoperative Period and 30-day Mortality: A Cohort Study of the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Anesthesiology. 2015 Aug; 123(2):288-306.
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  3. Lee SM, Landry J, Jones PM, Buhrmann O, Morley-Forster P. Long-term quit rates after a perioperative smoking cessation randomized controlled trial. Anesth Analg. 2015 Mar; 120(3):582-7.
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  4. Lee SM, Landry J, Jones PM, Buhrmann O, Morley-Forster P. The effectiveness of a perioperative smoking cessation program: a randomized clinical trial. Anesth Analg. 2013 Sep; 117(3):605-13.
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