Thay Q. Lee, Ph.D.

 

leeDirector, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Research Career Scientist
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
Professor and Vice Chairman for Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Irvine

Dr. Lee received his BS in Bioengineering and MS in Applied Mechanics at the University of California, San Diego. He received Ph.D. in Biomaterials from Gothenburg University in Sweden. The main focus of Dr. Lee’s research is identifying and developing biomechanical models to quantify injury mechanisms and surgical reconstruction methods. He has published over 70 full length manuscripts, 200 abstracts and several book chapters. He gives invited lectures both nationally and internationally on shoulder and knee biomechanics. Dr. Lee also has been working as a forensic biomechanics expert for civil cases.

Dr. Lee has been honored by many professional organizations for his accomplishments. He was electedas “Fellow” for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), which is the highest distinction that is awarded by the society. He also was elected as Fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), which recognizes individuals who made significant contribution to the field of Biomedical Engineering. He is an elected member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Orthopaedic Research Society, American Society of Biomechanics, California Orthopaedic Association, Society for Biomaterials, and Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. Lee also received numerous awards and recognitions at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System and University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Lee has a significant public service record. He serves as a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors for the Aircast Foundation, and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for California Orthopaedic Research Institute. In addition, he serves on multiple committees for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He also serves as a grant review member for many national and international organizations and reviews for high quality journals in his field of expertise.