LRH Welcomes Dr. Francis Lee, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialist
June 5, 2019
Littleton, NH - Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Francis Lee, MD, MBBS, ABSM, ABIM (Pulmonary & Internal Medicine), FAASM, FCCP to the LRH Medical Staff. Dr. Lee specializes in Pulmonary and Sleep medicine. He will serve as the hospital's Medical Director for Pulmonary Medicine, and co-direct Sleep Medicine with Dr. Irving Smith. His practice is located on campus at the North Country Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine Clinic, and is presently accepting new consults in both specialties.
Dr. Lee recently held the position of Chief Medical Officer as well as serving as the Medical Director of both Pulmonary and Sleep Departments at Calais Regional Hospital in Calais, ME.
Dr. Lee comes to us with a strong background in pulmonary and sleep medicine practice. He attended Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in Singapore earning his MB and BS degrees. He later attended the School of Postgraduate Medicine, NUS earning his Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) degree. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), a Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine, & a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) with specialist certification in Respiratory Medicine. Dr. Lee is triple board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine), American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease), and American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Lee completed his initial advanced training at the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, which is the second largest general hospital in Singapore. He then completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH at the Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care, subspecializing in Therapeutic and Diagnostic Bronchology, with a special interest in tracheobronchial diagnostic techniques. His career has been distinguished by setting up Singapore's original Lung Cancer Program, developing the country's first Interventional Bronchoscopy service, being a member on the Board of Examiners for Internal Medicine (Master of Medicine degree) at the National University of Singapore, and serving as a Clinical Tutor at the same time. He has taught by invitation -conducting courses, providing lectures, and hands-on interventional bronchoscopy training internationally in countries as far flung as Japan, India, Thailand, and Argentina, as well as here in the United States. He has held international appointments serving on the International Advisory Committee for Laser Surgery, and published the Book of Proceedings for an International Cancer conference held in Indonesia.
Dr. Lee also holds Fellowship positions in professional organizations including the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Association of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Lee has an extensive bibliography with over 30 publications including book chapters, monographs, original investigations, and editorials. His fields of major interest include fiberoptic bronchoscopy, electromagnetic GPS guided navigational bronchoscopy (ENB), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) guided needle biopsies of mediastinal lymph nodes, use of lasers in pulmonary medicine, endobronchial radiation therapy, and transbronchial needle aspiration of central and peripheral lung lesions, protected specimen brushing and bronchoalveolar lavage, airway stenting, care and maintenance of the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope, and sleep polysomnography.
Robert Nutter, President at LRH, added: "We are pleased to have Dr. Lee join North Country Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at Littleton Regional Healthcare. Dr. Lee brings to LRH his advanced training in pulmonary and sleep medicine. His extensive background in these fields will complement the outstanding medical staff at LRH and will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality services to all communities we serve."