Stella Lee, MD

Dr. Stella Lee is a fellowship-trained rhinologist and director of the Brigham Sinus Center. She is a clinician scientist developing novel management strategies for the care of patients with inflammatory upper airway disease as well as a leader in the development of therapeutics for airway inflammation. Her philosophy is to provide multi-disciplinary care with experts in the field for the best outcome possible for her patients.

Dr. Lee earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Duke University before attending the Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University, followed by a fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining the Brigham faculty, Dr. Lee served as the Division Chief for Sinonasal Disorders and Allergy in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for ten years. 

Her research interests include understanding the inflammatory endotypes of chronic rhinosinusitis, the disparate impact of environmental pollution on patients with airway inflammation, and development of basic to translational approaches to solve chronic inflammation ( She is a leader in the investigation of targeted therapeutics and creation of new paradigms of how we conceptualize and treat upper airway disorders.

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