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Yu-Po Lee, M.D.Spine Surgery

Yu-Po Lee, M.D.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lee Specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders. His areas of interest include degenerative conditions such as disc herniations, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative scoliosis. He also treats tumors and performs complex revision surgeries.

Research Interests

Dr. Lee actively engages in research that involves clinical trials on the latest treatments for spinal disorders, nerve regeneration, and biomechanics of the spine.


Dr. Lee received his undergraduate degree in Physiologic Science from UCLA and his medical doctorate degree UCLA. He later went onto an Orthopedic Internship and Residency at UCLA Medical Center. He followed that by a combined Orthopedic/Neurosurgical spine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was at UCSD for 10 years where he was in charge of the spine surgery fellowship, the clinical trials coordinator, and served on national committees. Dr. Lee currently serves as a Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine.


  • UCLA 1993

Medical Degree

  • UCLA 1998


  • UCLA Department of Orthopedic Surgery 2004


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation 2005


  • OREF research award 2006

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Spine Surgery