Warren Lee




Dr. Warren Lee received his MD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and was awarded the Cody Gold Medal. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine, Respirology (Pulmonology), and Critical Care Medicine in Toronto. He then undertook research training in the Programme in Cell Biology at the Hospital for Sick Children, completing a PhD in 2006. This was followed by postdoctoral training in Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University (New York, NY). Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the mechanisms of endothelial permeability, a process that determines how fluid, cells and molecules are retained inside blood vessels. This process is relevant to diseases like acute respiratory distress syndrome (a severe complication of viral and bacterial pneumonias) as well as to the build up of cholesterol in arteries during atherosclerotic heart disease. Dr. Lee holds a Canada Research Chair in Mechanisms of Endothelial Permeability.

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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Physician, Critical Care Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Cross-appointed to the Departments of Biochemistry, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
  • Associate Member, Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University
  • Canada Research Chair, Mechanisms of Endothelial Permeability