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Charles Lee - Physician > Plastic Surgery
Charles Lee
L Plastic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street, Suite #508
San Francisco, CA 94117 
Tel:  415.933.8330
About Charles Lee

Dr. Charles K. Lee is a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in reconstructive microsurgery and cosmetic surgery.  He graduated from Washington University-St.Louis with Honors and as a Scholar in the Program in Medicine. He completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at the University of Chicago and then went on to complete a fellowship in Microsurgery and Hand Surgery at the Buncke Clinic, San Francisco.  He joined the full-time faculty at the Buncke Clinic from 2004-2007 and was on the core clinical faculty at Stanford University. He opened his private practice at the L plastic surgery center in July 2007.

Dr. Lee is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) and is the Medical Director of Microsurgery and Wound Care at St.Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Lee has been featured on television shows and teaching videos, and has presented and published papers internationally on topics in plastic surgery and microsurgery. He sits on the clinical advisory board to several major medical corporations for his expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Lee is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties in plastic surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons, where he is a Fellow of the College.

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MicroSurgery & Hand Surgery Fellowship, The Buncke Clinic, San Francisco

Co-Directors: Harry J. Buncke, MD and Gregory M. Buncke, MD.


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency, The University of Chicago

1997- 2003

Chief: Robert L. Walton, MD; Combined General Surgery/Plastic Surgery Program
Plastic & Reconstructive Residency: The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


General Surgery Residency: The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery


M.D. Washington University School of Medicine, St.Louis,

Scholars Program in Medicine (SPIM)

Mentor: Susan E. Mackinnon, MD –Chief of Plastic Surgery

1993 -1997

B.A. Washington University College of Arts and Sciences, St.Louis, Missouri

Major: Philosophy; Minor: Biology (With Honors)


Morris High School, Morris, Illinois (Chicago Area)


1985- 1989


Who’s Who in America-Professional (Marquis & Cambridge)


America’s Top Surgeons Award –CRCA


Dorothy and Louis Kovitz Prize in Surgery-Washington University School of Medicine


Washington University Scholars Program in Medicine (SPIM)

Combined BA/MD Program of 10 Select Students Ad mitted to Medical School
from High School


Washington University Honors Graduate


Washington University Dean’s List


Robert Byrd Honors Scholarship


National Merit Commended Scholar


Valedictorian-Morris High School



Current Position:

Director and CEO of L plastic surgery – Form & Function

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, The University of California-San Francisco (UCSF)

Director of Microsurgery and Wound Care at St. Mary’s Medical Center-San Francisco Attending Surgeon at the PROS (Plastic, Reconstructive, & Orthopedic Surgery) Center, San Francisco

Section Editor (Reconstructive Surgery) for E Plasty, an Online Journal of Plastic Surgery

Teaching Duties and Lectures

-Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery (Plastic), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

-Stanford University Plastic Surgery Oral Board Review Course, Examiner, Stanford, California, October 2006, October 2007, October 2008.

-Course Director of the Plastic, Hand, Microsurgery Rotation—San Francisco Orthopedic Surgery Residency, SMMC (2008-Present)

- Section Editor for E Plasty (Reconstructive Surgery) —Online Journal of Plastic Surgery (2007-Present)

-Invited KeyNote Lecturer to the 25th Anniversary Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand, Seoul, Korea, November 2007.

-Guest Lecturer at the Catholic University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, November 2007.

-Visiting Professor, Asan Medical Center, Plastic Surgery, Seoul, Korea, April 2007.

-Guest Lecturer at Korea University, Plastic Surgery, Seoul, Korea, April 2007.

-Guest Lecturer at Samsung Hospital, Plastic Surgery, Seoul, Korea, February 2006.

-Guest Lecturer at Kosin Hospital, Plastic Surgery, Pusan, Korea, February 2006.

Foreign Mission Trips

-Proyecto Mira with Dr. Robert Walton, Microtia & Nasal Reconstruction; San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2001 & September 2002.

-Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery with Dr.McKay McKinnon, Choluteca, Honduras, February 2002.

Hospital Staff Privileges:

St. Mary’s Medical Center, (SMMC) San Francisco

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), San Francisco

San Francisco Surgery Center, San Francisco

San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco

Moffitt Hospital, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco

Medical School: Other Medical School
Practice Areas: Physician > Plastic Surgery

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