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EDUCATION Dr. Lees

 

Medical School:  University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

BSc., with First Class Honors, Biochemistry 1972
M.B., Ch.B. with Commendation, 1976

 

Royal College of Surgeons: F.R.C.S., Glasgow, Scotland, 1981

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

 

President Elect

Michigan Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons

 

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Oakland University
Beaumont School of Medicine

Auburn Hills, Michigan
Appointed February 2011

 

Senior Active Attending

St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Director of Cardiovascular Quality Assurance, 1993-present

 

Active Staff

St. John Macomb Hospital, Warren, Michigan

 

Courtesy Staff

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton Township, Michigan

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Warren, Michigan

 

Consulting Staff

William Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, Michigan

 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

 

Credentials Committee, St. John Hospital 1992 - 1997
Medical Executive Committee, Port Huron Hospital 1992 - 2009
Board of Trustees, Michigan Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons 2008 - present
Chairman, Cardiovascular Surgery Quality Assurance Committee, St. John Hospital 1992 - present
Adult Professional Practice Committee, St. John Hospital 2009 - present
Chairman June 2011
Medical Staff Professional Practice Committee 2011

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

American Board of Surgery

 

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

 

American College of Cardiology: Fellow - 1987 to present

 

American College of Surgeons: Fellow - October 1988

 

 

Research Fellow

Department of Pathology, Division of Histochemistry

Stanford University Medical Center, California

1973

Intern (H.O.)

University Department of Medicine & MRC Blood Pressure Unit

(Head, Prof. Graham M. Wilson and Dr. J.I.S. Robertson)

Western Infirmary, Glasgow

1976

Intern (H.O.)

University Department of Surgery

(Head, Prof. Sir Andrew Watt Kay)

Western Infirmary, Glasgow

1977

Resident General Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio

Department of General Surgery

(Program Director: Robert E. Hermann, M.D.)

1977 - 1982

Resident Thoracic Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

(Program Directors: Floyd D. Loop, M.D. & Delos M. Cosgrove, M.D.)

1982 - 1984

Instructor

General Surgery: Surgical Assistant Program

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

1978 - 1981

 

UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS

 

The Faraday Medal, University of Glasgow, 1969

 

Carnegie Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1972

 

Nuffield Scholarship, Middlesex Hospital, University College, London, England, UK, 1975

 

MRC Fellowship, Medical Research Council Blood Pressure Unit, Glasgow, 1974

 

POSTGRADUATE AWARDS

 

Prize: Ohio Chapter of American College of Surgeons Essay Contest: "Carotid Body Tumors" Akron, May 1981

 

Prize: Cleveland Surgical Society Essay Contest: "Post-operative Stroke and Late Neurological Results Following Carotid Endarterectomy", Cleveland, May 1981

 

William E. Lower Award, Honorable Mention, Cleveland Clinic Foundation "Post-operative Stroke and Late Neurological Results Following Carotid Endarterectomy", June 8, 1981.

The William Lower Award, established in 1936 by Dr. Lower, one of the Cleveland Clinic's founders, is designed to encourage original investigation and professional excellence in the preparation of scientific papers by residents and fellows.

 

George and Grace Crile Traveling Fellowship Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, June 15, 1982. Visits to Dr. Denton Cooley, Texas Heart Institute, Dr. E. Stanley Crawford, Methodist Hospital, Texas and Professor Kenneth Taylor and Professor Hugh Bental, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London U.K.

The George and Grace Crile Traveling Fellowship Award, funded by a grant from the Crile family, is presented each year to an outstanding surgery resident in training who demonstrates exceptional capability and effort.

 

Johnson Zacharias Award, American Heart Association, Michigan Chapter, 2003.

 

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

 

American College of Surgeons (Fellow)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Fellow)

American College of Cardiology (Fellow)

Oakland County Thoracic Society, Vice President

Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Councilor

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Alumni Association

 



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