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Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, Dr. Brian Lee began working at Valley Children’s in 2022 as a pediatric cardiologist. 

Prior to Valley Children’s, Dr. Brian Lee worked at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois where he completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology. 

Dr. Lee's research has been published in notable peer-reviewed journals, including a publication on alpha-blockade during congenital heart surgery admissions featured in Pediatric Cardiology. He has also presented his research in Washington, D.C. through oral and poster presentations discussing topics of depression, anxiety and stress in parents of patients with congenital heart disease. 

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Dr. Lee went on to complete his pediatric residency at the University of California, Irvine. 

Through his exceptional work, Dr. Lee has been dedicated to caring for fetuses, infants, children and adolescents with cardiovascular or cardiac abnormalities.

Medical Education

  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL
  • ResidencyPediatrics - University of California, Irvine, CA
  • FellowshipPediatric Cardiology - Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL


Kukulski J, Rausa J, Weld J, Jaji A, Ikeda N, Lee B, Thomas L, Anderson RH, Loomba RS. The utility of a structured, interactive cardiac anatomy teaching session for resident education. Cardiol Young. 2022 Apr 22:1-5.

Lee, B., Villarreal, E., Mossad, E., Rausa, J., Bronicki, R., Flores, S., & Loomba, R. Alpha-blockade during congenital heart surgery admissions: Analysis from national database. Cardiology in the Young, 1-7. Sept. 17, 2021.

Patel R, Weld J, Flores S, Farias J, Lee B, Villarreal E, Loomba RS. The acute effect of packed red blood cell transfusion in mechanically ventilated children after the Norwood operation. Pediatric Cardiology. Sept 2021

Hu K, Siddiqi U, Lee B, Pena E, Schulz K, Vogel M, Combs P, El Zein C, Ilbawi M, Vricella L,
Hibino N. Pediatric Aortic Valve Repair: Any development in the material for cusp extension
valvuloplasty? Authorea. June 29, 2021.

Flores S, Villarreal E, Lee B, Morales-Demori R, Farias J, Ahmed M, Loomba RS, Savorgnan F.
Impact of Surfactant When Utilized During Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Admissions: Analysis of a
Nationwide Database, The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2021 May 21.

Loomba RS, Lee B, Phillips M, Vricella L, Wong J. Covid-19 in an Infant with Systemic to Pulmonary Artery Shunt Dependent Functionally Univentricular Physiology. Cardiol Young. 2020 Dec 17:1-14.

Lee B, McCanta AC, Batra AS. Pulmonary Cusp Positioning of a Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Ventricular Tachycardia in a Pediatric Patient Identified Using Intracardiac Echocardiography. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag. 2020 Jun 15.

Pick, J, Watson R, Lee I, Lee B, Gearhart A, Batra A. The Feasibility of Telemedicine in Pediatric Cardiology. J Pediatr Neonatal Care. 2018;8(3):121-124.