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Dong Heun Lee

Dong Heun Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine; Interim Division Chief


Department: Medicine: Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

Practices: Drexel Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Specialties: Infectious Diseases, HIV

Education

  • MD - Hanyang University School of Medicine, Seoul

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia Magazine (2018)

Dong Heun Lee, MD, specializes in infectious diseases, HIV, and infections in transplant recipients. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He has an interest in infections related to solid organ transplantation, particularly HIV transplants.

Dr. Lee sees patients at the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice and treats transplant patients at two locations in Center City Philadelphia.

In the News

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • American Society of Transplantation

Clinical Services

Post-transplant infection, HIV infection, Infectious diseases, HIV primary and specialty care

Fellowships

  • Infectious Disease - Drexel University College of Medicine

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine

Internships

  • Drexel University College of Medicine

Dong Heun Lee, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is interim chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, which he joined in July 2009.

Publications

(See all Dong Heun Lee's publications in PubMed.)

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Risk Factors for Multidrug-resistant organisms among Deceased Organ Donors"
Anesi JA, Blumberg EA, Han JH, Lee DH, Clauss H, Climaco A, Hasz R, Molnar E, Alimenti D, West S, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E
American Journal of Transplantation (PMID 31162785), Jun 4, 2019

"Safety and Efficacy of Universal Postoperative Decolonization for Kidney Transplant Recipients"
Lee DH, Malat G, Boyle SM, Talluri S, Bias TE, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Doyle AM
Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, (PMID 31266440), May 2019

"Herpes Simplex Virus Infections in Solid Organ Transplantation- Guidelines by the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice"
Lee D, Zuckerman R
Clinical Transplantation, (PMID: 30859647), Mar 12, 2019

"Role of Procalcitonin in Managements of Infection in Solid Organ Transplantation Recipients: Review"
Coppock D, Deering C, Epstein S, Lee DH
OBM Transplantation, Volume 3, Issue 1, (1901054), Mar 1, 2019

"A Rare Case of disseminated Mycobacterium avium Complex with Colitis in a Renal Transplant Recipient"
Ingilizova M, Epstein S, Lee DH, Patel N, Babariya SP, Morgenstern R, Popnikolov N, Coppock D
Transplant Infectious Diseases, (PMID: 30298542), Oct 8, 2018

"Kidney Transplantation in HIV-Positive Patients: A Single-Center, 16-Year Experience"
Malat G, Boyle SM, Jindal RM, Guy S, Xiao G, Harhay M, Lee D, Ranganna R, Anil Kumar MS, and Doyle AM
Am J Kidney Dis, (PMID: 29705074), Apr 25, 2018

"Clinical outcomes associated with carbapenem resistant klebsiella pneumonia (CRKP) in abdominal solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients"
Bias TE, Malat GE, Lee DH, Sharma A, Doyle AM
Infect Diseases, (London, England); 50(1):67-70 (PMID28714754), 2018

"Barriers to listing for HIV infected patients being evaluated for kidney transplantation"
Lee DH, Boyle SM, Malat GE, Milrod C, DeBellis S, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Guy S, Talluri S, Bias T, Doyle AM
Transplant Infectious Diseases, (PMID: 28921783), Sept 16, 2017

"HIV in the Dialysis Population: Current Issues and Future Directions"
Boyle SM, Lee DH, Wyatt CM
Seminars in Dialysis, (PMID: 28608994), June 13, 2017

"Association of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate with Primary Allograft Survival in HIV Positive Kidney Transplant Recipients"
Boyle SM, Harhay MN, Malat G, Lee DH, Pang L, Bias T, Ranganna K, Sharma A, Doyle AM
Transplant Infectious Diseases
, (PMID: 28520146) May 18, 2017

"Identification of risk factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection in liver transplantation recipients: A single-center analysis"
Rogala B, Malat G, Lee DH, Harhay MN, Doyle AM, Bias TE
Transplant Proceedings, 48 (8): 2763-2768 (PMID: 27788814) Oct 2016

"Successful Post-transplant Treatment of Hepatitis C with Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients"
Sawinski D, Lee DH, Doyle AM, Blumberg EA
Transplantation, (PMID: 27467534) July 27, 2016

"Serum creatinine elevation after switch to dolutegravir HIV+ kidney transplant recipient"
Lee DH, Malat G, Bias T, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Doyle AM
Transplant Infectious Diseases (PMID: 27159656) May 9, 2016

"Low Rates of Vaccination in Listed Kidney Transplant Candidates"
Lee DH, Boyle SM, Malat G, Sharma A, Bias T, Doyle AM
Transplant Infectious Diseases (PMID: 26461052) Oct 13, 2015

"Differences of Mortality Rates Between Pocket and Non-Pocket Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections"
Lee DH, Gracely EJ, Aleem SY, Kutalek SP, Vielemeyer O
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (PMID 26351247) Sept 9, 2015

"An Assessment of HIV-Infected Patients Dying in Care for Deceased Organ Donation in a United States Urban Center"
Richterman A, Sawinski D, Reese P, Lee D, Clauss H, Hasz RD, Thomasson A, Goldberg D, Abts PL, Forde K, Bloom R, Doll S, Brady KA, Blumberg E
American Journal of Transplant (PMID: 25976241) May 14, 2015

Presentations

Recent Abstracts Presented

"Baseline Characteristics and Referral Rates in Kidney Transplant Evaluation Eligible HIV Positive Patients: A Single-Center Study"
Boyle SM, Fehr K, Deering C, Raza A, Harhay MN, Malat G, Ranganna K, Lee DH
2019 American Transplant Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2019

"A Single-Center Experience with a 6-month Regimen of Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia Prophylaxis in HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant Recipients"
Mejia C, Malat G, Lee DH, Epstein S, Ranganna K
Oral presentation, 2019 American Transplant Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2019

"Predictors of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms Among Solid Organ Transplant Donors"
Anesi JA, Blumberg EA, Han JH, Lee DH, Claus H, Climaco A, Hasz R, Molnar E, Alimenti D, West S, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E
2019 American Transplant Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2019

"Impact of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms Among Donors on Organ Utilization"
Anesi JA, Lautenbach E, Han JH, Lee DH, Claus H, Climaco A, Hasz R, Molnar E, Alimenti D, West S, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Blumberg E
Oral presentation, 2019 American Transplant Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2019

"Active substance use should not be a contraindication for hepatitis C treatment in hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus co-infected patients"
Zeineddine N, Coppock D, Szep Z, Scott T, Franks T, Kesaris A, Chou E, Lee D
2018 ID Week, San Francisco, California, October 2018

"Mandatory Infectious Diseases or Hepatology Consult to Improve HCV Linkage to Care in the Inpatient Setting"
Ingilizova M, Coppock D, Szep Z, D’Mello K, Franks T, Scott T, Kesaris A, Chou E, Lee D
2018 ID Week, San Francisco, California, October 2018

"Discordance between FibroSure and FibroScan results in hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus co-infected patients prior to treatment for hepatitis C virus infection"
Tiyouh M, Lee D, Scott T, Franks T, Kesaris A, Chou E, Coppock D
2018 ID Week, San Francisco, California, October 2018

"Adjunctive Corticosteroid Immunosuppression Improves Hyperbilirubinemia Following Liver Transplantation (OLT)"
Malat GE, Martinez I, Shah S, Reich DJ, Xiao G, Harhay M, Ranganna KM, Lee D, Guy S, Munoz S
2018 American Transplant Congress, Seattle, Washington, June 2018

"Hahnemann University Hospital Resident Attitudes and Practices Regarding Routine HIV Testing"
Sondra Mendelsohn, Kevin D’Mello, Dong Lee, Najia Luqman, Caitlyn Labella, Zsofia Szep
The 10th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2018

"Associations of Anti-Retroviral Therapy following Kidney Transplantation on Incident BK Viremia"
Raza A, Baynes J, Karasinski A, Boyle S, Harhay M, Lee D, Malat G, Ranganna K
The 10th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2018

"Antiretroviral Therapy Modification of HIV+ Patients Listed for Kidney Transplantation"
Lee DH, Malat G, Bias T, Epstein S, Mizrahi L, Harhay M, Talluri S, Ranganna K
2017 American Transplant Congress, Chicago, Illinois, 2017

"Live Donor HIV+ Kidney Transplantation Improves Allograft Survival vs. Deceased Donor Transplant"
Malat G, Lee DH, Ranganna K, Talluri S, Mizrahi L, Harhay M, Culkin C, Guy S
2017 American Transplant Congress, Chicago, Illinois, 2017

"Outcomes of Active Screening for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae among Liver Transplant Recipients"
Bias TE, Malat G, Lee DH, Talluri S, Ranganna K, Epstein S, Patel V, Guy S
2017 American Transplant Congress, Chicago, Illinois, 2017

"Post-transplant vaccine initiative in the Ambulatory setting"
DiLollo S, Lee DH, Aldea A, Sharma A, Bias T, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Doyle A, Malat G
2016 American Transplant Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2016

"Impediments To Timely Listing for HIV+ Patients Being Evaluated for Kidney Transplantation"
Lee DH, Aldea A, Sharma A, Law N, Malat G, Bias T, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Doyle AM
2016 American Transplant Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2016

"Referral Pattern of HIV Infected Patients Being Evaluated for Kidney Transplantation"
Milrod C, Boyle S, Malat G, Harhay MN, Ranganna K, Guy S, Lee DH
Discovery Day, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2016

"Post transplant mucormycosis: A case series of four patients with pulmonary and rhino-orbital involvement"
Soussan L, Kern C, Malat G, Lee D, Doyle A, Ranganna K, Aggarwal S
2016 Kidney Week, Chicago, Illinois, November 2016

"Importance of Infectious Diseases Consultation and the use of core measures in the management of Staphylcoccus aureus Bacteremia"
Crevecoeur L, Lee DH, Law N, Bias T, Schultz S
2016 ID Week , New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2016

"Two Years' Experience of Universal Postoperative Decolonization for Kidney Transplant Recipients"
Lee DH, Malat G, Aldea A, Bluen B, Talluri S, Bias T, Harhay M, Ranganna K, Guy S, Doyle A
2016 ID Week, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2016

"Value of Leukocytosis and Fever for Presence of Bactremia in Adult Solid Organ Transplantaion"
Aldea A, Bias T, Law N, Boyle S, Malat G, Talluri S, Harhay M, Ranganna K, Doyle A, Lee DH
2016 ID Week, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2016


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Infectious Disease (Transplant)
216 N. Broad Street
5th Floor, Feinstein Building
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.6555
Fax: 215.762.3031

Practice Office

Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice
1427 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.2530
Fax: 215.762.2531