Dr. Scott I. Lee grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. His experience competing at UC Davis as a collegiate Track and Field sprinter fostered an interest in Medicine and Human Physiology, a commitment to hard work, and an attention to detail. He earned his Medical Doctorate at UCLA followed by an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Harbor-UCLA. Dr. Lee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is Board Certified.
Dr. Lee became fascinated with Spine Surgery during his residency training. The complexity of problems, nuances of finding a correct diagnosis, and the profound, positive impact that proper treatment can provide patients motivated him to pursue fellowship training in complex, adult spine surgery at the University of California, San Diego. During fellowship, Dr. Lee had the incredible privilege to learn from world-renowned academic spine surgeons, contribute to clinical research in Spine Surgery, and participate in resident education.
Dr. Lee specializes in adult spine conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He is versed in non-surgical and surgical treatment methods, including open and minimally invasive spine procedures, to promote a return to an active lifestyle. He has advanced certification in cervical disc replacement as well as robotic-assisted spine surgery. He enjoys interacting with his patients and is passionate about patient education, matching treatment plans with his patients’ goals, and ensuring the best outcomes.
Dr. Lee is committed to following an evidence-based practice, and he stays current with the latest clinical studies and surgical techniques through his involvement in national spine conferences and workshops. Dr. Lee is an active lecturer in the community. He is also involved in surgical and clinical education with the Harbor-UCLA Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Adventist Health White Memorial Family Medicine Residency, and Adventist Health Glendale Family Medicine Residency.
Dr. Lee is a professional member of the following national and international Orthopedic and Spine Surgery societies: