Wei-Chen Lee

Wei-Chen Lee

Wei-Chen Lee
Chief of the Division of Liver and Transplantation Surgery, Head of the Chang Gung Transplantation Institute


Professor Wei-Chen Lee is Professor of General Surgery, Attending Doctor and Chief of the Division of Liver and Transplantation Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) in Taoyuan, Taiwan. In addition, he is Head of the Chang Gung Transplantation Institute at CGMH in Linkou, Taiwan.

Professor Lee completed his medical education at Taipei Medical College and his surgical residency at CGMH. He has since remained at CGMH, becoming an Attending Doctor in the Department of Surgery in 1994. Between 1996 and 1998, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA, before progressing to his current positions.

Professor Lee’s research interest lies in transplantation immunology and tumour immunology. He has been involved in over 60 research projects in Taiwan. Professor Lee speaks regularly at local and international conferences, and has published more than 130 research articles in journals such as the Annals of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery and the American Journal of Transplantation.

Dr. Lee performed the first case of split liver transplantation for 2 adults in Taiwan. He also performed the first case of ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation in Taiwan. Professor Lee’s expertise as a transplantation surgeon in Taiwan has allowed him to actively participate in professional societies. He is an active member of the Surgical Association of the Republic of China, the American and International Society of Transplantation, and the International Society of Liver Transplantation. Furthermore, he sits the chair on the council of the Transplantation Society of the Republic of China.

Research Interest

Liver, Transplantation immunology and Tumour immunology.