Douglas Lee

Douglas S. Lee

Faculty Member

Accepting Students

Dr. Lee is the Ted Rogers Chair in Heart Function Outcomes and a staff cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre of the University Health Network. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto with a cross-appointment to Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He is a senior scientist and leader of the Cardiovascular Program at ICES.

Dr. Lee obtained his M.D. and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lee completed a Ph.D. in the section of Clinical Epidemiology in the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Framingham Heart Study. He has published 352 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Circulation, JACC, and the European Heart Journal. His Scopus h-index is 69, and his articles have been cited over 19,000 times in the peer-reviewed literature (ORCID ID 0000-0001-7078-745X).

Dr. Lee has expertise in outcomes and health services research, health policy, prospective studies and large database research. He has conducted numerous studies which have linked granular clinical databases to conduct prospective studies, population-based observational studies, and pragmatic randomized trials using ICES databases.  

Other Affiliations

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Staff cardiologist, University Health Network
  • Senior scientist, TGHRI
  • Senior scientist and CV program leader, ICES, University of Toronto