About Dr. Chen Lee
Dr. Chen Lee is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & founder of Cosmetic Surgery Montreal
Dr. Lee is a Montreal Plastic Surgeon, certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lee’s comprehensive grasp of the broad scope of Plastic Surgery was demonstrated during the written examinations of the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1992, where he was ranked 99th percentile in more than 350 candidates taking the examination. After a full residency and training in plastic surgery, Dr. Lee completed two additional subspecialty fellowships, training in Adult Craniofacial Trauma and Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery.
Practicing Plastic Surgery in San Francisco, Dr. Lee also sought to bring compassionate Plastic Surgery care to the community. One proud program in which Dr. Lee was integrally involved, was to bring the benefits of Laser procedures to the underprivileged. To that end, Dr. Lee organized and served as the medical director for the outreach program “Second Chance Gang Tattoo Laser Removal” to help troubled youths reintegrate into society.
Montreal Plastic Surgeon returns home
In 2002, Dr. Lee was recruited back to Montreal as the Chairman of Plastic Surgery and Associate Professor at McGill University. After three years as Chairman of Plastic Surgery at McGill University, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada fully accredited and commended the program for changes instituted by Dr. Lee and his faculty.
Dr. Lee has participated in the training and teaching of more than 50 certified specialists in Plastic Surgery. These Plastic Surgeons graduates are certified and practicing in the following countries: Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. As well, as training the next generations of plastic surgeons, Dr. Lee has assisted in certifying the credentials of Plastic Surgeons, and medical doctors, and maintaining standards of health care in Canada and the USA. In Canada, Dr. Lee was a 4-year member of the Plastic Surgery Examination Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. In addition, Dr. Lee served as an examiner on multiple occasions for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and the Medical Council of Canada.
Dr. Lee is recognized as a leader in Plastic Surgery, which he has been previously appointed, and elected as Chairman of the Board of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery AO North America, a member of the AO International CMF Specialty Board, a senior member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, past Parliamentarian and member of the Board of Directors for the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation in the USA. As a recognized expert and authority, Dr. Lee is often asked to serve as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted for publication in the following journals: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma.
Dr. Lee travels abroad frequently to lecture and teaches plastic surgical techniques to physicians from around the world. Over the past decade, Dr. Lee has been invited to lecture in Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the USA advancing the knowledge base of physicians in those countries. Dr. Lee has lectured at over 100 learned medical societies and has published over 60 plastic surgery articles in peer-reviewed journals. As well, as written and contributed to many book chapters on Plastic Surgery. Notable input includes authored publications in the leading medical peer-reviewed journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a highly regarded textbook in plastic surgery, Mathes’ textbook on “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”.
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