Dr. Brian Lee, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Lee
Accepting new patients

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

301 N Lake Ave Ste 201 Pasadena, CA 91101

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(626) 568-9030

Dr. Brian Lee, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lee has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health White Memorial and Marina Del Rey Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lee to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
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Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Coventry Health Care
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Geisinger Health Plan
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Community Blue PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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MultiPlan
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Oxford Health Plans
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UnitedHealthCare
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Shoulder Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

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Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis

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Dr. Lee is simply exceptional! I underwent surgery early this January for a torn pectoral muscle and tendon. His demeanor is very professional and overall a very gifted surgeon who managed to repair some serious extensive damage. Though I was a bit nervous, his confidence assured me that all would be well. I would highly recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who is in dyer need of a great orthopedic surgeon.
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Jul 04, 2020
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I saw Dr Lee in 2018 and then had a change in my insurance, My new insurance wanted me to go to another surgeon but I fought with them to go back to Dr.Lee it took me 10 months but that is how good Dr. Lee is in his field, for me it is my elbow.It was worth the wait and fight with the insurance company, I'm now recovering and doing better than I expected, Thank you Dr. Lee, Dont let his Youth & Good looks fool you, he knows what he is doing !
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Marleen – Mar 02, 2020
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Dr. Brian K. Lee is known for his superior skilled expertise and knowledge w/shoulder surgical procedures. I can totally agree. My shoulder has been improving daily due to Dr. Lee’s dedication to get his patients feeling “BETTER than before”. His commitment to his patients starts prior to a potential surgery and continues until he knows his patients are healed. He is extremely patient, kind and provides immediate & long-term comfort during a stressful time. He will continue to answer endless questions, AND will immediately answer your calls. I truly appreciated his fast call-back during his personal time. This call was to confirm his prior assessment on the good news of the pathology report. A BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Lee, and his outstanding team Cecilia, Eva, Nancy Maruya for the cont’d support. Dr Lee and Anesthesiologist Dr. Matt Mataiko are the BEST team! Surgery: arthroscopic distal clavicle resection, subacromial, decompression, acromioplasty, and open resection of lipoma.
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Rosemaryk – Nov 25, 2019
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Dr. Lee performed a reverse shoulder replacement on me. Surgery went great, recovery went great and faster than expected. I am very please with his care.
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Nov 23, 2019
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I appreciate Doctor Lee’s surgical knowledge and skill. He is a skilled surgeon and I highly recommend his services should you find yourself in need
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Rink Nemnich – Nov 21, 2019
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Dr. Lee is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon and a remarkable physician. He went above and beyond on my behalf, is taking wonderful care of me and clearly demonstrates an understanding of how best to address patient concerns. I come in to his Anaheim office from Palm Springs to be in his care. He is worth every traffic jam, including construction on the 60! He thoroughly diagnosed the issues with my shoulder and addressed each during the surgery. He called me the day after the surgery to check in on me and see how I was doing. At the post-op appointment he reviewed each step of the surgery with me. It helped me better understand the process. I appreciate his thoughtful, reasoned approach combined with his considerable expertise. He goes out of his way to anticipate issues which may come up and mitigate them. His staff and colleagues are first rate, and the entire experience is outstanding. I feel very fortunate to be in his precise, able care! Thank you, Dr. Lee!!
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S M – Nov 21, 2019
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Dr. Lee provided excellent care and is extremely skilled at his specialty. He took a compound fracture of my clavicle and brought me back to good working order. He is honest and cautious, and sought to see if self-healing could take place first instead of immediately recommending surgery. In the end, surgery was necessary and he did a fantastic job! Thank you.
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Leland F. – Nov 21, 2019
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I had complete shoulder replacement surgery by Dr. Brian Lee less than 3 months ago. He did a fantastic job and I am now pain-free from my prior severe arthritis. My range of motion is already better than it was before the surgery and continues to improve daily. Dr. Lee was very patient answering my questions and did an excellent job walking us through the process and what to expect post-surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Lee.
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Oct 07, 2019
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I have always been seen by Dr. Lee on time. Really appreciate that!
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Gregg Hepner – Aug 08, 2019
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I had a wonderful experience with dr. Lee would recommend him anytime
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Jun 20, 2019
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What can I say abut Dr Brian Lee? Well here goes.... When my husband was referred to Dr Lee last year for a complete shoulder replacement, I admit I did my homework and looked him up on any and all review sites. I was pleased to see he is well thought of and had the schooling and experience I wanted to see. Upon meeting with him, my husband and I did what we usually do, and asked many many questions. Dr Lee was very patient, thorough and explained everything to us in words we could understand. He was always open to communication from us if we had more questions. My husbands surgery went off without complication. His follow up appts with Dr Lee were always positive and Dr Lee wasn't in a hurry to get to the next patient. He took all the time we needed to ask the follow up and after care questions we had. My husband has healed very well and has so much more range of motion and is virtually pain free. We recommend Dr Lee, as our experience with him was very positive in all areas.
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M. Prescott – Jun 19, 2019
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Dr. Lee is an outstanding Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow Specialist. He listens, is empathetic and extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Lee comprehensively explained the reasons why he recommends my shoulder replacement surgery. His diagnosis was right on target. He was incredible at elucidating my issues. And, he gave outstanding advice. He also detailed the advancements/types of shoulder surgeries, alternative therapies, etc. If you have shoulder issues, make an appt. w/Dr.Lee, asap!
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RK in CA – Feb 11, 2019
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Incurred a tendon tear on my left arm several years ago with loss of power and visible deformity. Dr. Lee was able to repair the damage and bring back the loss of power and corrected the positioning of the bicep back to its anatomical state. Overall great experience and highly recommended!
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Feb 09, 2019
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Best experience ever, I’ve had 12 surgeries in my life and this was the easiest to schedule even with the added challenge of Scheduling donor bone graft. He explained specifically the what, how, when and why of my surgery and the post surgical check ups were terrific...I was in a private room in under 5 minutes from signing in and getting follow up X-rays with 10-15 minutes and they are uploaded and on his computer screen in 5 minutes more..5 mo. after -100% stable shoulder, full range of motion
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Rich Camp in Long Beach , CA – Feb 08, 2019
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With a proximal humerus fracture, I looked all around - I had to travel 100 miles to see Dr. Lee. This past weekend, 3 months post-op, I can actually raise my arm above my head! This is something I could not do since my accident in March 2018 - surgery in September 2018, and it is now December 2018. Dr. Lee specializes in shoulders and elbows. Oh yes, I now have full range of motion and can even move my arm in a motion to make a windup pitch!
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Kevin in Santa Barbara, CA – Dec 12, 2018
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Very knowledgeable and helpful. I’m not looking forward to surgery but will use him when the time comes.
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CA – Nov 10, 2018
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This was my fourth orthopedic surgery at cedars or an affiliated facility. It was disparate from my three previous procedures in that I received a check in phone call from Dr. Lee the next day. I gathered that reaching out to patients was routine for him, but to me it placed him head and shoulders above my previous practioners.
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Danny in Los Angeles, CA – Nov 06, 2018
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I sustained a work-related injury to my right bicep and after getting several referrals and consultation, I eventually met Dr. Brian Lee. Dr. Lee has set the standard for me when it comes to providing first rate medical care and support after surgery. I can’t thank him enough and I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Brian Lee!
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Los Angeles, CA – Nov 05, 2018
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Excellent and very skilled surgeon. I tore my pectoral tendon and saw one orthopedic Doctor prior to going to Dr. Lee. The first Doctor told me I had a 50% chance of a successful surgery. I wasn’t willing to accept that. Dr. Lee, in contrast explained in great detail several options, based on his findings during surgery, that he could perform to ensure a successful outcome. Surgery went great and I am well on my way to recovery. Great bedside manner as well.
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Emerson – Nov 05, 2018
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I saw Dr. Lee for a second opinion on a shoulder surgery. He was patient and answered all my questions. He is supported by a great medical team at the Anaheim office and at White Memorial Hospital. Surgery went well, after two months very good mobility on the shoulder. Excellent doctor working with a great support team!
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Biography

Brian Lee, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and open surgery of all conditions of the shoulder and elbow including arthritis, tendon disorders, fractures, and instability. Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U
Fellowship Hospital
University of Southern California Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
Residency Hospital
University of Southern California Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
Internship Hospital
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic301 N Lake Ave Ste 201 Pasadena, CA 91101
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Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic1700 E Cesar E Chavez Ave Ste 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Kerlan-jobe Orthopedic Clinic2400 E Katella Ave Ste 400 Anaheim, CA 92806
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Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic6801 Park Ter Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Health White Memorial

Los Angeles, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Marina Del Rey Hospital

Marina Del Rey, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Saint Joseph Hospital

Orange, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)