Asian American Leaders Spotlight:
Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee
What transplantation in medicine can teach us about leadership
Date: Thursday May 28, 2020
Time: 10:15 – 11:00 PM CST
Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Detail information will be emailed to you upon registration
Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee
Executive VP for Academic Affairs, Provost, Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School
W. P. Andrew Lee, MD is Dean of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of the UT Southwestern Medical Center. From 2010 to 2019, he was the Milton T. Edgerton, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, after serving on the faculty at University of Pittsburgh and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He led the surgical team that performed the first bilateral hand transplant (2009) and the first trans-humeral transplant (2010) in the U.S. In 2018, a team under his leadership performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant on a wounded warrior.
An honors graduate in physics from Harvard College, Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also completed his general surgery residency. He received plastic surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed an orthopedic hand fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center. In 1993 he joined the academic faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital, and became the director of Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory and the chief of hand service in the Department of Surgery. In 2002 Dr. Lee was named the Division Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He was recruited to Johns Hopkins in 2010 to be the inaugural chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. While there he chaired the Associate Professor Promotion Committee of the School of Medicine, and was elected Chair of the Medical Board at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2016 overseeing all medical staff operations including clinical competency
and professional conduct.