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Grace S. Lee, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Dr. Lee is currently a PGY-4 in the general surgery program. She is currently a Fellow in Advanced Biomedical Ethics in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. She will be studying and applying ethics in the surgical population with a particular interest in end-of-life decision-making. She is also interested in clinical outcomes in the post-transplant population where she will work with Dr. Peter Abt. She is interested in pursuing a career in academic abdominal transplant surgery.

Dr. Lee is also the current Chair-Elect of the Resident Executive Council. She is interested in surgical education.

2015 - present Postdoctoral Researcher
2012 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery

2015 – present

MSME candidate
University of Pennsylvania

2008 - 2012 MD - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
2004 - 2008

BA - University of Pennsylvania (Psychology, Biology)
Summa Cum Laude

  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society

2015 - present

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
End of Life Decision-Making in a Surgical Patient Population


2015 - present

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Surgery
Clinical Outcomes of Transplantation Patients

2011 - 2012  University of Chicago, Department of Surgery
“Cognitive Task Analysis of Robotic Surgery”
2006 - 2008  University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology
“Hindbrain AMP-Kinase as a Mediator of Hindbrain Leptin and Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor-Mediated Anorectic Effects”
  1. Hayes MR, Leichner TM, Zhao S, Lee GS, Chowansky A, Zimmer D, De Jonghe BC, Kanoski SE, Grill HJ, Bence KK. Intracellular signals mediating the food intake-suppressive effects of hindbrain glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor activation. Cell Metabolism. March 2011; 13(3): 320-330.
  2. Lee GS, Velleman P, Wainer H. Giving the Finger to Dating Services. Chance. 2008; 21(3): 59-61.
Book Chapters
  1. Lee GS, Sirimanna P, Arora S, Aggarwal R. Simulation. The Oxford Textbook of the Fundamentals of Surgery. In Press 2013.
  2. Lee, G.S., & Olthoff, K.M. (In Press). Liver Transplantation. Retrieved from 
2011 Selected as a Pritzker Chief at the Pritzker School of Medicine
2008 Morris Viteles Award for Outstanding Senior Research



Grace Lee

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