Simon Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Director

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Chief of Anesthesiology

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Phone: 404-686-2747


Dr. Simon Lee is the medical director for the Ambulatory Surgery Center and serves as the chief of anesthesiology for the ASC division while still fulfilling clinical duties at Emory University Hospitla Midtown. He serves on the Medical Executive Committee for the ASC in addition to his role of chairing the annual departmental conference.

His primary research interests center around post-anesthesia delirium, emergence and sleep. He is actively involved in collaboration with the neuroanesthesiology research lab under the direction of Dr. Paul Garcia and is part of the ACCESS Group. He has been the receipient of numerous research grants to study post-anesthetic cognition and respiratory depression in patients receiving opioids.

Dr. Lee is actively involved in the simulation lab, difficult airway course, and resident/AA education.

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City Combined 6yr MD/BA Program, Kansas City, MO

Internship: St John’s Mercy Medical Center, St Louis, MO

Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital—Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology

Garcia P, Duggan E, McCullough I, Lee SC, Fishman D. “Post-Anesthesia Care of the Elderly Patient.” Clinical Therapeutics, December 2015

Lee S, Moll, V "Continuous epidural analgesia using the ester-linked local anesthetic agent, 2-chloroprocaine during labor" Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports, 5/2017 PubMed PMID: 28306579

Yang E, Kreuzer M, Hesse S, Davari P, Lee SC, García PS. Infrared pupillometry helps to detect and predict delirium in the post-anesthesia care unit. J Clin Monit Comput. 2017 Mar 8. doi: 10.1007/s10877-017-0009-z. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28275978.

  • Board Member, Virginia Highland Civic Association
  • Member, International Committee, Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Independent Consultant, Medical Expert