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Gene T. Lee, MD

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Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
glee@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Gene Lee is trained as a sub-specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of OBGYN. He originally joined the faculty as a Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholar in 2011 shortly after completing fellowship training at the University of Colorado.

As an instructor, Dr. Lee is active in assisting and teaching simulations in obstetrics, conducting a fetal heart conference for the MFM fellows, and assisting with the training of forceps training for the OBGYN residents.

Education and Training
  • BA, Public Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • MD, Medicine, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Residency, OBGYN, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Clinical Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Medical License, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Medical License, Missouri Board of Registration for the healing arts
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of OBGYN, Fellow, 2013 - Present
  • Kansas City Gynecology Society, Member, 2012 - 2017

Research

Overview

My principal clinical interests are diabetes in pregnancy and labor dystocia / myometrial contractility. We have had the fortunate opportunity here at KU to experience a natural experiment in the implementation of IADPSG GDM screening guidelines as well as lower glycemic targets for treatment of diabetes in pregnancy. Several publications have resulted which show possible improvements in neonatal outcomes, but at the cost of increased use of resources. Future studies will aim to study what aspects of our current diabetes paradigm can be modified or streamlined to produce the best outcomes at the most effective cost.

Additional topics of study have included cervical insufficiency or short cervix. We have evaluated effectiveness of types of cerclage (Shirodkar vs McDonald), use of cerclage in nulliparas and multiple gestations, and associations of cerclage/short cervix with SGA newborns.

Publications
  • Lee, G., T, Satyan, M., T, Grothusen, J., D, Drummond, K., M, Hagen, G, Brown, C, Satterwhite, C., L. 2019. A retrospective study comparing outcomes in a midwestern US population after introduction of IADPSG guidelines for gestational diabetes.. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 32 (1), 67-72
  • Hagen, Grace, Brown, Crystal, Dietrich, Jordan, Gibbs, Charles, Lee, Gene. 2019. The Utility of Lower Glycemic Targets for Treating Gestational Diabetes: A Retrospective Study. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6372474
  • Simpson, K., J, Pavicic, M, Lee, G., T. 2018. What is the accuracy of an early third trimester sonogram for identifying LGA infants born to GDM patients diagnosed with the one-step approach?. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 31 (19), 2628-2633
  • Brooks, Jennifer, Gorman, Kelly, McColm, Jordan, Martin, Angela, Parrish, Marc, Lee, Gene., T. 2020. Do Patients With A Short Cervix, With or Without an Ultrasound-indicated Cerclage, Have An Increased Risk For A Small For Gestational Age Newborn?. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
  • Parrish, M., R, Salpekar, M, Lee, G. 2016. Pregnancy outcomes after cerclage placement in nulliparous women with a short cervix on transvaginal ultrasonography.. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 29 (20), 3281-5