Gene Lee, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Member, Center for the Developmental Origins of Health and Adult Disease

M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2003
Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2008-present

Dr. Lee has recently completed his training in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Colorado, and is pursuing a career in academic medicine under the WRHR training grant here at KU.  The topic of his research is abnormal uterine contractility which manifests clinically as labor dystocia.  The processes of cervical ripening, uterine activation, and electrophysiologic signalling and the coordination of them are topics of interest.

Selected Publications 

Burwick RM, Zork NM, Lee GT, Ross MG, Kjos SL.  Cervilenz assessment of cervical length compared to fetal fibronectin in the prediction of preterm delivery in women with threatened preterm labor.  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2011;24:127.

Staat BC, Galan HL, Harwood JE, Lee G, Marconi AM, Paolini CL, Cheung A, Battaglia FC.  Transplacental supply of mannose and inositol in uncomplicated pregnancies using stable isotopes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012; 97:2497.

Lee GT, Burwick R, Zork N, Kjos S.  Does the use of fetal fibronectin in an algorithm for preterm labor reduce triage evaluation times?  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med.  2013; 26(7):706.

Mason C, Lee GT, Dong Y, Zhou H, He L, Weiner CP.  Effect of Prostaglandin E2 on Multidrug Resistance Transporters In Human Placental Cells. Drug Metab Dispos. 2014 Sep 26. pii: dmd.114.059477. 

Lee GT, Price MD, Mejia CA, Galan HL, Arroyo JA. Increased trophoblast expression of NFAT5/TonEBP in pre-eclamptic placentas and hyperosmolar-treated BeWo cells.  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Dec;183:37-43.

Lee GT, Fong SX, Salpekar M, Satterwhite CL, Weiner CP.  Is an isolated ventricular septal defect detected before 24 weeks on ultrasound associated with fetal aneuploidy?  J Matern Fetal Neonatal  Med. 2015 Aug 11:1-4.

Parrish MR, Salpekar M, Lee G.  Pregnancy outcomes after cerclage placement in nulliparous women with a short cervix on transvaginal ultrasonography. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Dec 23:1-5.

Last modified: Feb 01, 2016


Gene Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology