Meet Dr. Lee
Joseph C. Lee, MD
Areas of Expertise
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Complex catheter ablation procedures for arrhythmias
- Comprehensive cardiac device management
- Implantation and extraction of intra-cardiac and subcutaneous devices
Dr. Lee joined Carient Heart & Vascular after a successful career in the military. Having attained the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army, he retired after 28 years in uniform including two tours in Afghanistan as a Cavalry Squadron Surgeon. He received his undergraduate education from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and his medical degree from Georgetown University and then went on to train in cardiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C., and pursued his cardiac electrophysiology training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Lee’s professional interests in cardiac electrophysiology include complex catheter ablation procedures for arrhythmias as well as comprehensive cardiac device management and implantation and extraction of intra-cardiac and subcutaneous devices. In addition, he focuses on zero-fluoroscopy catheter ablation procedures to reduce ionizing radiation exposure for patients and medical staff, and the use of intra-cardiac ultrasound in a variety of applications. He is greatly indebted to the expert mentors who provided him with his skill sets over the years, and enjoys teaching and sharing professional techniques with medical teams that he works alongside in the patient care mission.
When not managing complex arrhythmias, he is busy managing the complex issues involved in raising 5 children in Northern Virginia, and spending active time outdoors with his wife and family.
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Undergraduate Education – The U.S. Military Academy, West Point
- Medical School – Georgetown University
- Residency – Cardiology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.
- Fellowship – Cardiac Electrophysiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston