John Lee




Dr. John Lee is an Otolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgeon and Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. He completed his residency training in Toronto before going on to do a fellowship in Endoscopic Sinus & Skull Base Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, Dr. Lee was recruited back to the University of Toronto based out of St. Michael’s Hospital. His main clinical focus is in the field of Rhinology (Diseases of the Nose and Sinuses) as well as working with Neurosurgeons in treating tumours of the skull base. As an Associate Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Dr. Lee has research interests in the following areas:

1) Pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis

2) Clinical outcomes of endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery

3) Clinical epidemiology

4) Surgical education

Currently, the main research focus has been on exploring the role of nasal nitric oxide in the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis. Additionally, he is developing a Nasal Physiology Laboratory to measure parameters such as airflow, resistance and olfaction in patients with various nasal and sinus conditions. Dr. Lee holds a Masters Degree in Health Research Methodology and accepts summer students, as well as research volunteers.

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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
  • Faculty Member, F1000Prime, Section of Rhinology & Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Information Technology Committee, American Rhinologic Societt
  • Awards Committee, American Rhinologic Society
  • Rhinology Working Group, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery