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Richard S Lee M.D.

(949) 722-7038
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Expertise
  • Spine
Address
22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Address
19582 Beach Blvd #306
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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16300 Sand Canyon Ave., #400
Irvine, CA 92618
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Education & Training

Medical Education - Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Yale New Haven Hospital (General Surgery)
Residency - Yale New Haven Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Harvard Medical School (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Physician Bio

Richard S. Lee, M.D. has performed over 222 procedures at one of the HOI facilities during 2015.

A southern California native, Richard Lee, M.D. specializes in surgical treatment of spinal conditions. Dr. Lee’s interest in spinal surgery is a combination of several academic interests during his schooling. In college, he studied neurobiology and was intrigued by the complexity of the human nervous system. His laboratory research included work on the effects of microgravity on gene expression in bone and muscle cells in outer space. These early experiences as an undergraduate student and NASA researcher primed his interest in orthopedic and spinal surgery as a medical student.

“What I enjoy most about spinal surgery is the opportunity to combine science and art to help patients rehab from physically debilitating conditions.”

Dr. Lee attended the University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate degree in molecular biology. He went on to attend medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the Yale School of Medicine, followed by a combined orthopedic and neurosurgical spinal surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lee resides in Newport Beach and enjoys running and cycling in his spare time.