Leading Faculty

Thay Q. Lee PhD

Mr. Lee’s main research area is in joint biomechanics of the shoulder and knee. Current investigations include: 1) Shoulder injury and surgical reconstruction; 2) Rotator cuff tear and repair; 3) Knee injuries and surgical reconstruction; 4) Patellofemoral joint; 5) Total knee arthroplasty, 6) Spine

Mr. Lee received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering and his Master of Science degree in Applied Mechanics from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his doctorate degree in biomaterials at Gothenburg University in Sweden. He currently serves as a Professor in Residence and Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.

Mr. Lee is on the Board of Directors for California Orthopaedic Research Institute, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Alumni Council and Asian American Institute for Research and Education. In addition, he serves on multiple committees for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He serves as a grant review member for many organizations and reviews for high quality journals in his field of expertise.Mr. Lee was elected to a “Fellow” for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), which is the highest distinction that is awarded by the society.