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Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery

Mark A. Lee, M.D. View profile as PDF

Mark A. Lee

Clinical Interests

I believe in providing personalized, precise, and state of the art surgical techniques to my patients, with a focus on minimally invasive approaches combined with the newest stabilization devices and philosophies. I believe that optimal fracture care and successful treatment incorporates a combination of classic approaches with contemporary theory. I strive to improve patient outcomes by translating the newest findings from the research lab directly to the surgical theater using safe and well tested techniques. I believe that outcomes are influenced by approach and skill, and I strive to provide optimal and cutting edge care for all my patients.


Vice Chair of Operations and Clinical Research


Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma



Orthopaedic Surgery


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2700

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 1995
B.S., Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1991


General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1995-1996


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1996-2001


Orthopaedic Trauma, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2001-2002

Board Certifications:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AO North America Teaching Faculty
California Orthopaedic Association
Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopaedic Research Society
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Western Orthopaedic Association

Select Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Faculty of the Year, UCDMC Orthopaedic Surgery Residents, 2014

Medical Student Research Forum Appreciation Award, 2014

Achievement Award, AAOS, 2013

Voted on the 192 Best Doctors in Sacramento-area, 2012

American Orthopaedics Association, 2010

Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate & Professional Teaching, 2009

Select Recent Publications:

Williams JC, Maitra S, Anderson MJ, Christiansen BA, Reddi AH, Lee MA. BMP-7 and Bone Regeneration: Evaluation of Dose-Response in a Rodent Segmental Defect Model. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Sep;29(9):e336-41.

Mejía Oneto JM, Gupta M, Leach JK, Lee M, Sutcliffe JL. Implantable biomaterial based on click chemistry for targeting small molecules. Acta Biomater. 2014 Dec;10(12):5099-105. Epub 2014 Aug 24.

Khan SN, DuRaine G, Virk SS, Fung J, Rowland DJ, Reddi AH, Lee MA. The temporal role of leptin within fracture healing and the effect of local application of recombinant leptin on fracture healing. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Nov;27(11):656-62.

Lo EY, Tseng SS, Christiansen BA, Lee MA, Yoo BJ. Locking versus nonlocking construct in an osteoporotic, segmental fibula defect model. Orthopedics. 2013 Oct 1;36(10):e1262-8.

Hobby B, Lee MA. Managing atrophic nonunion in the geriatric population: incidence, distribution, and causes. Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Apr;44(2):251-6. Epub 2013 Feb 16.

Kim SH, Meehan JP, Lee MA. Surgical treatment of trochanteric and cervical hip fractures in the United States: 2000-2009. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep;28(8):1386-90. Epub 2013 Mar 25.

Ogilvie CM, Lu C, Marcucio R, Lee M, Thompson Z, Hu D, Helms JA, Miclau T. Vascular endothelial growth factor improves bone repair in a murine nonunion model. Iowa Orthop J. 2012;32:90-4.

Eastman JG, Tseng SS, Lee MA, Yoo BJ. The retropatellar portal as an alternative site for tibial nail insertion: a cadaveric study. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Nov;24(11):659-64.

Eastman J, Tseng S, Lo E, Li CS, Yoo B, Lee M. Retropatellar technique for intramedullary nailing of proximal tibia fractures: a cadaveric assessment. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Nov;24(11):672-6.

Hak DJ, Lee M, Gotham DR. Influence of prior fasciotomy on infection after open reduction and internal fixation of tibial plateau fractures. J Trauma. 2010 Oct;69(4):886-8.

To see if Mark A. Lee is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).