Sun Y. Lee, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

MD, Rutgers University
BA, Wellesley College

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Lee received her medical degree from Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. She completed her internal medicine residency and clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine/ Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Lee has also participated in the Clinical Research Training (CREST) program at Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute and obtained MSc. degree in epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health.

Her clinical interests include general endocrinology, thyroid disease, iodine metabolism, maternal thyroid disease in pregnancy. Her research interests include thyroid disease in pregnancy, iodine nutrition in pregnancy, iodine metabolism and thyroid disease, and thyroidal disrupting chemicals.

Dr. Lee has had multiple peer-reviewed publications in the areas of thyroid disease in pregnancy, iodine nutrition in pregnancy, iodine metabolism and thyroid disease. She was awarded NIH K23 grant in 2019 to study the effects of maternal thyroid dysfunction and exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in pregnancy. She servers on the editorial board of Thyroid and Clinical Thyroidology for the Public, and as an ad-hoc reviewer of multiple journals. She is actively involved in professional societies including American Thyroid Association and New England Endocrine Alliance.

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  1. Lee SY, Pearce EN. Hyperthyroidism: A Review. JAMA. 2023 Oct 17; 330(15):1472-1483. PMID: 37847271; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2023.19052;
  2. Chiung-Hui Peng C, Han C, Waisayanand N, De Leo S, Srimatkandada P, Kommareddy S, Pearce EN, He X, Lee SY. Changes in Urinary Iodine Levels Following Bariatric Surgery. Endocr Pract. 2023 Sep; 29(9):710-715.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37385530; PMCID: PMC10528999; DOI: 10.1016/j.eprac.2023.06.008;
  3. Peng CC, Lee SY, Pearce EN. Isolated Maternal Hypothyroxinemia: Adverse Maternofetal Outcomes but Uncertainty About Treatment Remains. Thyroid. 2023 May; 33(5):535-537.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36987374; PMCID: PMC10325797; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2023.0152;
  4. Lee SY, Modzelewski KL, Law AC, Walkey AJ, Pearce EN, Bosch NA. Comparison of Propylthiouracil vs Methimazole for Thyroid Storm in Critically Ill Patients. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03; 6(4):e238655.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37067797; PMCID: PMC10111182; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.8655;
  5. Peng C, Lee SY, Pearce EN. Isolated Maternal Hypothyroxinemia: Adverse Maternofetal Outcomes but Uncertainty about Treatment Remains. Thyroid. 2023 Mar 28. PMID: 36987374; PMCID: PMC10325797; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2023.0152;
  6. Solomon AL, Farwell AP, Pearce EN, Lee SY. Letter to the Editor: A Patient-Centered Survey-Based Assessment of Prenatal Management of Hypothyroidism for Women of Reproductive Age. Thyroid. 2022 Jul; 32(7):871-874.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35596561; PMCID: PMC9293681; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2022.0032;
  7. Lee SY, Pearce EN. Assessment and treatment of thyroid disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2022 03; 18(3):158-171.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34983968; PMCID: PMC9020832; DOI: 10.1038/s41574-021-00604-z;
  8. Lee SY, Pearce EN. Preconception Care to Optimize Pregnancy Outcomes. JAMA. 2021 12 07; 326(21):2204-2205.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34874428; PMCID: PMC9036834; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.16759;
  9. Lee SY. Editorial: Consequences of Iodine Deficiency in Pregnancy. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021; 12:740239. PMID: 34394012; PMCID: PMC8355982; DOI: 10.3389/fendo.2021.740239;
  10. Sekhon I, Pearce EN, He X, Lee SY. Iodine Content in Meal Replacements in the United States. Endocr Pract. 2021 Jul; 27(7):668-672.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33705969; PMCID: PMC9009516; DOI: 10.1016/j.eprac.2021.03.002;
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Pregnancy Outcomes
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Endocrine Disease

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