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R. Jay Lee, M.D.

Rushyuan Jay Lee, M.D.

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4.9out of 5
137 Ratings
  • Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages: English, Mandarin


ACL Reconstruction, Ankle Injuries, Arthroscopic Surgery, Discoid Meniscus, Elbow Injuries, Growth Plate and Physeal-Sparing ACL Reconstruction, Knee Dislocations, Knee Injuries, Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears (LCL) Injury, Leg Length Inequality, Loose Body Removal (Knee), Medial Collateral Ligament Tears (MCL) Injury, Medial Patellar Femoral Ligament (MPFL) Injury, Meniscus Tears, Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Osteochondral Defects, Osteochondral Lesions, Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, Patellar Dislocations, Patellar Instability Stabilization, Pediatric ACL Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocations, Shoulder Disorders, Shoulder Instability Stabilization Surgery, Shoulder Labral Tear, Sports Injuries, Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior Lesions (SLAP), Tear - Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Tear - Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Tibial Spine/Eminence Fracture more

Research Interests

ACL Tears; Injuries in Young Athletes; Fractures; Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries; Patellar Dislocations and Instability; Meniscus Tears and Discoid Meniscus; Osteochondritis Dissecans; Arthroscopy; Fracture Care more

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R. Jay Lee, M.D. specializes in pediatric sports medicine for children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of orthopaedic and sports medicine issues. His areas of clinical interest include the treatment of sports-related injuries, including knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and hip issues.

Dr. Lee's expertise and research interests include growth plate sparing ACL reconstruction, complex ligament reconstruction in growing patients, and optimizing fracture care.

Dr. Lee completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was a team physician for the Orioles. He completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, with a special focus on pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Lee joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Lee is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Orthopaedic Association. more


  • Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2008)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (2016)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Lee's expertise and research interests include optimizing fracture care and returning to activity after sports injuries, as well as ligament reconstruction in growing patients, complex knee injuries in children and the treatment of osteochondritis dissecans with cartilage replacement procedures.

Selected Publications

Lee RJ, Margalit A, Nduaguba A, Gunderson MA, Ganley TJ. Risk factors for concomitant collateral ligament injuries in children and adolescents with anterior cruciate ligament tears. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Nov 21;6(11). PMID: 30480025

Tamai RJ, Sullivan BT, Lee RJ. Residual Neurological Symptoms After Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Pediatric Knee Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Mar;38(3):e157-e161. PMID: 29319659

Lee RJ, Hsu NN, Lenz CM, Leet AI. Does Obesity Affect Fracture Healing in Children. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Apr;471(4):1208-13

Lawrence, TL. Lee RJ, Kocher MS. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature Patient. In: Sankar, W., Flynn, JM. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Edition.

Ganley, TJ, Goodbody, CM, Lawrence, TL, Lee, RJ. Elbow Arthroscopy for Panner's Disease and Osteochondritis Dissecans. In: Sankar, W., Flynn, JM. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Edition.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

Activities & Honors


  • Stanley Chung Award for Excellence in Research
  • AOA Medical Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association

Videos & Media

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    ACL Injuries | Q&A with Dr. Jay Lee

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    Pediatric Knee Injuries Case Presentation with Dr. Jay Lee

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    Discoid Meniscus Injuries | FAQ with Dr. R. Jay Lee

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    Pediatric Meniscus Knee Injuries | FAQ with Dr. R. Jay Lee

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Parents Should Limit Sports Participation for Children, Trainers Say | The New York Times (October 2019)

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

  • 5.0 Provider Explained Things Clearly
  • 5.0 Provider Listened Carefully
  • 5.0 Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • 4.8 Provider Knew Medical History
  • 5.0 Provider Showed Respect
  • 5.0 Provider Spent Enough Time
  • 4.9 Overall Rating by Patient


4.9 out of 5 (137 Ratings, 52 Comments)
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