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Jong Lee, M.D.

Jong Lee, M.D.

Jong Lee, M.D., provides general burn surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He went on to complete general surgery residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center/Temple University School of Medicine in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He then completed fellowships in burn surgery and surgical critical care at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch. After finishing his fellowship in 2002, he joined the UTMB faculty in the department of surgery and has a robust practice in burn surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston and UTMB.

He is currently a holder of the Annie Laurie Howard Chair in burn surgery and is associate director of burn services. He is also medical director of the burn intensive care unit at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston. 

Dr. Lee is active in teaching medical students, general surgery residents and fellows, and serves as program director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and the Burn Fellowship. He has trained 13 critical care fellows and burn fellows. He received five teaching awards from the department of surgery.

Dr. Lee is involved in clinical research in burn care and collaborates with other scientists. His areas of research interest are burn resuscitation, nutrition, hypermetabolism and infection. He has published 26 articles in peer reviewed journals and 15 book chapters. He is a journal reviewer for Burns Journal and Journal of Burn Care & Research.

Dr. Lee is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and International Society for Burn Injuries. He is actively involved in the American Burn Association and has served on its education committee and is newly appointed to its National Burn Repository Advisory Committee. He is also actively involved in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and served on its Surgical Section Patient Safety Committee, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program Committee, Post Graduate and Fellowship Committee, and Current Concepts in Critical Care Pediatric Course Committee. He also serves on several committees at UTMB and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston. He has spoken locally, nationally and internationally on burn care. 

He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the 147th Medical Group of Texas Air National Guard and serves as critical care air transport team member and medical director of infection control function. 


  • Medical degree, Temple University School of Medicine; Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Residency, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center/Temple University School of Medicine in Johnstown, Penn.
  • Fellowships, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston; University of Texas Medical Branch