Hans Joo Lee, M.D.

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  • Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Director
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Interventional Pulmonology, Medical Education, Pleural Diseases, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine ...read more

Research Interests

Airway Obstruction; Procedural Medical Education


Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-502-2533 | Fax: 410-630-7491
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-502-2533
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Dr. Lee is a specialist in Interventional Pulmonary and serves as the Wang Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Director. His areas of clinical expertise include interventional pulmonology, pleural disease, minimal invasive diagnostics and lung cancer at Johns Hopkins. He also has extensive experience in the minimally invasive management of malignant airway obstruction, complex airway management and difficulty airways. In addition, he specializes in the diagnosis and management of pleural diseases and symptom relief with minimally invasive procedures. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the Johns Hopkins Master of Education for Health Professionals.

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  • Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Director
  • Wang Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Director
  • Director of Bronchoscopy, Johns Hopkins Bayview
  • Director of Pleural Disease Services
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; St George's University School of Medicine (2002)


  • Internal Medicine; New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital (2005)


  • Pulmonary Medicine; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; North Shore University Hospital (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2008)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2005)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2007)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Lee's primary research focus is on medical education and novel minimally invasive pulmonary procedures. One of his areas of interest is the development of assessment and medical procedural education. Dr. Lee is the PI of several multi-center studies and has received funding from the NIH and medical educational organizations. Dr Lee is the president of the Association of Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Directors (2017-2019) and has develop multiple educational programs to develop the field of interventional pulmonary including the in-service and board examination. Dr Lee developed the Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Application Service and is the senior author for the accreditation guidelines for interventional pulmonary fellowships. In addition, Dr Lee is active in pre-clinical and clinical research of medical devices through large animal experiments and human clinical trials.

Clinical Trials

Dr. Lee is participating in the LIBERATE clinical study for individuals who have difficulty breathing and suffer from severe emphysema. For more information, visit here.

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