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Dr. Yong-Kwon Lee

Health Science Clinical Assistant Professor - Surgery

Dr. Yong-Kwon Lee

Medical Office

Riverside University Health System - Medical Center
26520 Cactus Ave.
Moreno Valley, Calif. 92556
(951) 486-4000

Academic Office

School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
yong-kwon.lee@ucr.edu
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Education and Training

  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, University of Nebraska College of Medicine Department of Surgery, Omaha, Nebraska
  • M.D., University of Buenos Aires College of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Biography

Dr. Yong-Kwon Lee, M.D. is an assistant clinical professor at the UC Riverside School of Medicine and an attending surgeon at the Riverside University Health System - Medical Center in Moreno Valley.

Lee earned his M.D. from the University of Buenos Aires College of Medicine and later conducted his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. He previously served as an assistant professor of anatomy at the University of the Pacific College of Medicine in Ascuncion, Paraguay.

Research Interests

Lee has an interest in a variety of surgical techniques, including laparosocpic techniques.

Selected Publications

  • Atif Iqbal, M.D., Yong Kwon Lee M.D., Michelle Vitamvas, R.N., Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D. “48- hours pH Monitoring Increase thr Risk of False Positive Studies when the Capsule is Prematurely passed.” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2007.
  • Yong Kwon Lee M.D., Atif Iqbal, M.D., Jon Thompson, M.D., Corrigan McBride M.D.,Michelle Vitamvas, R.N., Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D. “ Is It Safe to Perform Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair with Mesh in Elderly Patients?” Word Journal of Hernia 2007.
  • Yong Kwon Lee M.D., Atif Iqbal, M.D., Michelle Vitamvas, R.N., Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D., “Cruroplasty Reinforcement with Human Acellular Dermal Matrix in Large Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia.”  Journal  of Gastrointestinal  Surgery 2008.
  • Dimitrios Katsavelis, MS, Ka-Chun Siu, PhD, Bernadette Brown-Clerk, BS, Irene H. Lee, MS, Yong Kwon Lee, MD, Dmitry Oleynikov, MD, and Nick Stergiou, PhD. “ Validated robotic laparoscopic surgical training virtual reality enviroment” Surgical Endoscopy 2008.
  • Bochkarev V, Iqbal A, Lee YK, Vitamvas M, Oleynikov D. “One hundred consecutive laparoscopic Nissen’s without the use of a bougie” Am. J Surg. 2007 Dec.
  • Yong Kwon Lee M.D., Nestor Guzman Leguizamon M.D., “Malign Nodular Hydroadenoma”, Tumores, Publication Date: 2001 , Volume: VI (10), Pages: 213-214. Yong Kwon Lee M.D., Laura Arestivo M.D. and Carmelo Caballero M.D., “Spleen Angiosarcoma”, Tumores, Publication Date: 2000 , Volume: V (09), Pages: 155-156.

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