Dr. Lee graduated MD from Memorial University, Newfoundland and did residency training at University of Toronto (Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology) from 1978-83. This was followed by a research fellowship in hepatic hemodynamics at INSERM Unit 481 in Clichy, France (Beaujon Hospital), 1984-87. He was a Visiting Scholar at Technion University, Haifa, Israel, for 4 months in 1987, then joined the faculty of University of Calgary in 1988. He is currently Professor of Medicine (Hepatology), with research interests in cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis and also viral hepatitis. He has published >180 scientific papers and >20 book chapters. He has won several awards for teaching and research including the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, and has lectured in >30 countries. He is a past-president of the Canadian Association of the Study of Liver and the International Ascites Club, and was editor-in-chief of Liver International from 2008-13. He is currently a Councilor of the International Association for Study of Liver.