Medical Director, Sleep and Breathing Disorders CenterĀ 


Medical School
University of Nevada School of Medicine (2001)
University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals (2004), Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center (2007), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
University of Chicago Hospitals (2008), Sleep Medicine

Research Interest

  • Medical Education - Simulation Training
  • Neuromuscular Pulmonary Disorders (ex: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, and diaphragm disorders)
  • Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Resident versus faculty member simulation debriefing.
Adams T, Newton C, Patel H, Sulistio M, Tomlinson A, Lee W Clin Teach 2017 Nov
Short-term modulation of the ventilatory response to exercise is preserved in obstructive sleep apnea.
Bernhardt V, Mitchell GS, Lee WY, Babb TG Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2016 Nov 236 42-50
A novel expression of exercise induced pulmonary hypertension in human immunodeficiency virus patients: A pilot study
Doukky, R, Lee WY, Ravilla M, Lateef OB, Pelaez V, French A, and Tandon R The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal 2012 6 A718
Perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea
Adesanya AO, Lee W, Greilich NB, and Joshi GP Chest December 2010 138 (6) 1489-1498
Diagnosis and management of obesity hypoventilation syndrome in the ICU.
Lee WY and Mokhlesi M Critical Care Clinics July 2008 24 (3) 533-49
Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea: a population-based perspective.
Lee WY, Nagubadi S, Kryger MH, and Mokhlesi M Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine June 2008 2 (3) 349-364
Diffuse pulmonary nodules in a 25 year old man with diarrhea and weight loss.
Lee WY and Balk RA Chest May 2008 133(5) 1252-5
Chloroplast division in higher plants requires members of two functionally divergent gene families with homology to bacterial ftsZ.
Osteryoung KW, Stokes KD, Rutherford SM, Percival AL, and Lee WY The Plant Cell December 1998 10(12) 1991-2004

Honors & Awards

  • Favorite Course, Integrated Medicine - Pulmonary
    UT Southwestern School of Medicine (2017)
  • Favorite Course, Integrated Medicine - Pulmonary
    UT Southwestern School of Medicine (2016)
  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty of the Year
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013)
  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award
    University of Texas Southwestern - Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program (2011)
  • Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award
    Rush University Medical Center - Chicago (2007)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    University of Nevada School of Medicine (2004)
  • Outstanding Resident Award
    University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals (2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society