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Mingsum Lee, MD, PhD

Area Research Chair

Los Angeles



Dr. Mingsum Lee is a cardiologist at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. She is the program director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. She serves as area research chair for Los Angeles on the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s Regional Research Committee.

Dr. Lee’s research and practice focus on cardiovascular diseases. She studies medication adherence, drug safety, variations in care delivery, and factors associated with health care utilization and outcomes. She is interested in quality of care in cardiovascular diseases and the implementation of evidence-based practices. She is the principal investigator of studies that evaluate the safety and effectiveness of cardiac medications in special populations.

She collaborates with research scientists and operational leaders to improve the effectiveness of health care, drawing research and practice closer together by embedding research methods into care improvement efforts.

Areas of Focus

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Medication adherence and drug safety
  • Health care utilization and outcomes


Columbia University
New York, New York
PhD, Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
BS, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography