Biography

Medical Director, Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center 

Education

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

Publications

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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, Tandon R Open Cardiovasc Med J 2012 6 44-9
Perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea.
Adesanya AO, Lee W, Greilich NB, Joshi GP Chest 2010 Dec 138 6 1489-98
Diagnosis and management of obesity hypoventilation syndrome in the ICU.
Lee WY, Mokhlesi B Crit Care Clin 2008 Jul 24 3 533-49, vii
Epidemiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: a Population-based Perspective.
Lee W, Nagubadi S, Kryger MH, Mokhlesi B, Expert Rev Respir Med 2008 Jun 2 3 349-364
Diffuse pulmonary nodules in a 25-year-old man with diarrhea and weight loss.
Lee WY, Balk RA Chest 2008 May 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, Lee WY, Plant Cell 1998 Dec 10 12 1991-2004

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Commencement Marshall
    UT Southwestern School of Medicine – Voted by the graduating medical school class of 2019 (2019)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Basic Sciences/Biomedical Sciences Educator
    Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) (2019)
  • Regents Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA)
    Highest teaching excellence award in the University of Texas System – awarded by The Texas Board of Regents (2019)
  • Best Teacher, High Exposure Instruction Category
    UT Southwestern School of Medicine - Preclerkship Medical Students (2018)
  • Nominee – Outstanding Teaching Award, Basic Sciences/Biomedical Sciences Educator
    Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) (2018)
  • Favorite Course, Integrated Medicine - Pulmonary
    UT Southwestern School of Medicine (2016-2018)
  • Nominee – Outstanding Teaching Award, Basic Sciences/Biomedical Sciences Educator
    Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) (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