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

MD, Rutgers University

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 Boston University 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. Research interests include thyroid disease in pregnancy, iodine nutrition in pregnancy, iodine metabolism and thyroid disease, thyroidal disrupting chemicals, and metabolic effects of thyroid disease.

Dr. Lee has had multiple publications in the areas of thyroid disease in pregnancy, iodine nutrition in pregnancy, iodine metabolism and thyroid disease, and 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 as an ad-hoc reviewer of multiple journals, and is an Academic editor for PLOS One, and associate editor for Clinical Thyroidology and Clinical Thyroidology for the Public. She is active in American Thyroid Association and New England Chapter of American Associations of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a member of Endocrine Society.

Effects of maternal thyroid function and thyroidal disruptor exposure on pregnancy and child dev…
07/01/2019 - 05/31/2024 (PI)


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  1. Lee SY, Cabral HJ, Aschengrau A, Pearce EN. Associations Between Maternal Thyroid Function in Pregnancy and Obstetric and Perinatal Outcomes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 05 01; 105(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31838502
  2. Patel A, Lee SY, Stagnaro-Green A, MacKay D, Wong AW, Pearce EN. Iodine Content of the Best-Selling United States Adult and Prenatal Multivitamin Preparations. Thyroid. 2019 01; 29(1):124-127.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30266075
  3. Lee SY, Pearce EN. Lammi-Keefe CJ, Couch SC, Kirwan JP (eds) Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy. Iodine Requirements in Pregnancy. Humana Press. New York, NY. 2018; 51-69.
  4. Lee SY, McCarthy AM, Stohl H, Ibrahim S, Jeong C, Braverman LE, Ma W, He X, Mestman JH, Schuller KE, Jahreis KA, Pearce EN, Leung AM. Urinary Iodine, Perchlorate, and Thiocyanate Concentrations in U.S. Lactating Women. Thyroid. 2017 Dec; 27(12):1574-1581.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29130403
  5. Lee SY, Stagnaro-Green A, MacKay D, Wong AW, Pearce EN. Iodine Contents in Prenatal Vitamins in the United States. Thyroid. 2017 08; 27(8):1101-1102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28599614
  6. Lee SY, Askin G, McDonnell ME, Arnold LM, Alexanian SM. HYPOGLYCEMIA RATES AFTER RESTRICTION OF HIGH-DOSE GLARGINE IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS. Endocr Pract. 2016 12; 22(12):1393-1400.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27540877
  7. Lee SY, Chesdachai S, Lee MJ, He XM, Tangpricha V, Braverman LE. Thyroid Function in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: No Longer a Concern? Thyroid. 2016 07; 26(7):875-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27114049; PMCID: PMC4939364; DOI: 10.1089/thy.2015.0567;
  8. De Leo S, Lee SY, Braverman LE. Hyperthyroidism. Lancet. 2016 Aug 27; 388(10047):906-18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27038492; PMCID: PMC5014602; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00278-6;
  9. Lee S, Farwell AP. Euthyroid Sick Syndrome. Compr Physiol. 2016 Mar 15; 6(2):1071-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27065175; DOI: 10.1002/cphy.c150017;
  10. Kommareddy S, Lee SY, Braverman LE, Pearce EN. THYROID FUNCTION AND METABOLIC SYNDROME: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY IN OBESE AND OVERWEIGHT PATIENTS. Endocr Pract. 2015 Nov; 21(11):1204-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26214105; DOI: 10.4158/EP15739.OR;
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Pregnancy Outcomes
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Endocrine Disease

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