Boca Raton Community Hospital Recruits Internationally Recognized Endovascular Specialist

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Hospital News
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BOCA RATON, Fla., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- W. Anthony Lee, MD, FACS, an

internationally recognized endovascular specialist, has been recruited to serve as Director of the Endovascular Program at Boca Raton Community Hospital's Christine E. Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Lee's appointment
was effective July 1, 2010. He has also joined Surgical Associates of Palm Beach County, one of the largest multi-specialty surgical practices in south Florida.

Dr. Lee comes to Boca Raton Community Hospital (BRCH) from The University of Florida College of Medicine where he was associate professor of surgery and chief of the Section of Endovascular Therapy.

Over the course of the past decade, Dr. Lee has established a stellar and far-reaching reputation for the diagnosis and treatment of complex aortic diseases involving aneurysms, dissections, traumatic transections and penetrating ulcers. He brings with him a personal experience of nearly 500 thoracic and 800 abdominal endovascular aortic repairs.

A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His extensive post-graduate training included a surgical residency at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, and vascular and endovascular fellowships at Stanford University School of Medicine.

He is a member of the Florida Medical Association, the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Florida Vascular Society.

On the editorial board of several major vascular and endovascular journals, Dr. Lee has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 25 book chapters, more than 80 abstracts and has delivered nearly 200 presentations. He has also been the principal investigator for over 25 FDA-approved medical device clinical trials.

Dr. Lee's appointment adds to BRCH's growing reputation and capabilities in endovascular and cardiothoracic surgery. In October of 2009 the Hospital recruited Alexander Kulik, MD, another highly regarded endovascular specialist. This past January BRCH was ranked number one in the state of Florida for cardiac surgery by HealthGrades.

"We are certainly pleased to have a clinician the caliber of Dr. Lee join us," said James Morris, MD, cardiovascular surgeon and medical director of the Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute. "He is a significant addition to our team and clearly enhances our capabilities as the region's most advanced endovascular center."

Editors' note: Endovascular surgery addresses conditions affecting arteries and veins by approaching the lesion from within the blood vessel itself. Utilizing devices such as catheters, balloons and stents, endovascular procedures are a less invasive form of surgery than standard operating techniques.

About Boca Raton Community Hospital

Born out of community need in 1967, Boca Raton Community Hospital is an advanced tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 700 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women's health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a Joint Commission Designated Primary Stroke Center.

SOURCE Boca Raton Community Hospital


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