Christopher Ryan Lee M.D.

Christopher Ryan Lee M.D.

Bio

Dr. Lee is a UW clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology. His expertise  includes anesthesia for ambulatory (outpatient) surgeries, which encompasses…

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Personal Interests

Family, photography, birdwatching, cooking, computers, travel and a little bit of most everything.

Clinical Interests

The efficient provision of safe, compassionate care within the setting of an academic medical institution. Regional anesthesia, including both peripheral nerve blocks and neuraxial (epidural and spinal) anesthetic techniques. Nerve blocks are typically used in surgeries involving the extremities, and neuraxial techniques are most commonly used in surgeries on the chest, abdomen and pelvis.

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education2003
  • UW - Dept. of AnesthesiologyResidency
  • UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternship

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology2008
Dr. Lee is a UW clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology. His expertise  includes anesthesia for ambulatory (outpatient) surgeries, which encompasses procedures in most surgical specialties. He is an attending physician for the obstetric anesthesia service, which specializes in the care of high-risk pregnancies.

He is also the chair of the UWMC Anesthesiology's Quality Improvement program, which strives to make anesthesia safer through systems improvement, education and research.