Hon-Chi Lee, M.D., Ph.D.


  1. Rochester, Minn
  • Autoimmune mechanisms in cardiovascular diseases
  • Autonomic modulation of ion channels and cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiac device extraction and outcome
  • Endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factors
  • Innovative approaches in atrial fibrillation research
  • Ionic mechanisms in shear stress-mediated dilation of microvessels
  • Membrane microdomain targeting of ion channels and signaling pathways
  • Novel approaches in cardiac electronic devices
  • Novel mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Regulation of ion channels in the cardiovascular system
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  1. 1987
    Fellow - CardiologyStanford University Medical Center
  2. 1984
    Resident - MedicineStanford University Medical Center
  3. 1982
    Internship - MedicineStanford University Medical Center
  4. 1981
    MDHarvard Medical School
  5. 1981
    PhD - BiochemistryHarvard University
  6. 1973
    BS - BiologyMassachusetts Institute of Technology


  1. Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Highlights

  1. Editorial Board, American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2000-2006
  2. Co-Chair 2007, Chair 2008, American Heart Association, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias/Regulation Peer Review Study Group
  3. Fellowship Subcommittee, Heart Rhythm Society 2008-2012
  4. Chartered Member, National Institute of Health, Electrical Signaling, Ion Transport and Arrhythmia Study Section 2008-2012
  5. Distinguished Scientist Lecture, Center for Cardiovascular Sciences, Albany Medical College
  6. Research Director, Heart Rhythm Section, Mayo Clinic 2011-
  7. Peer Review Committee, American Heart Association, Cardiac Electrophysiology 2
  8. National Institute of Health R01 awards 2000-2018
  9. Mentor to Recipients of American Heart Association National Scientist Development Award 2006-2009; American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award 2007-2010; American Diabetes Association Basic Science Award 2012-2014


Research Activities

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