Increasingly recognized as setting new standards for excellence, Dr. Thomas Lee practices a `patient centered' approach to spine surgery. His approach embraces concepts that are currently seen as a more effective model for health care in general, namely: Relationship-based care that emphasizes care of the whole person making an individual's unique preferences and needs as well as family structure an integral part of decision making and treatment.
A commitment to quality and safety remain at the forefront of this approach. Thomas Lee, MD believes that evidence-based care and sharing of quality and safety data are essential to achieving these new standards for excellence in spine care.
Dr. Thomas Lee, located in St. Louis, MO, received his undergraduate training from the University of Missouri. Dr. Lee is a 1983 graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is fellowship trained in Surgical Research through Saint Louis University Medical School and Saint Louis University Hospitals and Orthopedic Surgical Research from the Harrington Arthritis Research Center in Phoenix, Arizona. His orthopedic residency training was performed through the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, which included spine surgical training through the Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Lee served as a commissioned officer in the National Health Service Corp as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for the Indian Health Service at Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, 1990-1993. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.