Robert Lee

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Director, Gastrointestinal Motility, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
School of Medicine
GI Section Chief Tibor Rubin Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, Director UC Irvine GI Fellowship
M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, 2000
Masters in Clinical Research, University of California San Diego, 2008
Phone: (714) 456-6745
University of California, Irvine
101 The City Dr S
Building 22C
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
1. Refractory GERD, Functional Dyspepsia, Confocal Endomicroscopy and Quality improvement in colonoscopy
Academic Distinctions
2019 Super Doctors, Southern California Super Doctors
Non-Peer Reviewed
Stanford, SB, Lee, S, Masaquel, C., Lee, RH. Achieving Comptence in Colonoscopy: Milestones and the Need for a New Endoscopic Curriculum in Gastroenterology Training. World J Gastrointest Endosc. Dec 10;7(18):1279-86. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i18.1279

Lee, R. Quality Colonoscopy: A matter of time, technique or technology? World J Gastroenterology. 2013 Mar 14;19(10):1517-22. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i10.1517

Lee, R, Mittal RK. Esophageal Pain: Emerging Concepts. Current GERD Reports. 2007 Dec ; 1(4):197-204

Lee R, Mittal RK. Heartburn and Esophageal Pain. In: Goyal and Shaker’s GI Motility On-Line; Edited by Goyal R.K, and Shaker R. Nature Publishing Group: New York, 2006. doi: 10.1038/gimo75
Lee, RH, Tang RS. Quality of colonoscopy withdrawal technique and variability in adenoma detection rates (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc 2011, July; 74 (1): 128-34

Lee, RH. Mittal, RK. Esophageal Submucosal Injection of Capsaicin not Acid Induces Symptoms in Normal Subjects. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Feb 27. doi: 10.5056/jnm15166

Chin M, Karnes W, Jamal MM, Lee JG, Lee R, Samarasena J, Bechtold ML, Nguyen DL. Use of the Endocuff during routine colonoscopy examination improves adenoma detection: A meta-analysis. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Nov 21;22(43):9642-9649
Endoscopic Research Award 2008, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Professional Societies
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American College of Gastroenterology
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
Graduate Programs
Gastroenterology (IM)
Internal Medicine
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