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. 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.

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  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. Lee SY, Pearce EN. Testing, Monitoring, and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnancy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 03 08; 106(3):883-892.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33349844; PMCID: PMC7947825; DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa945;
  7. Rodriguez-Diaz E, Rivera-Ortiz JI, Lee SY, Gonzalez-Rodriguez LA, He X, Pearce EN. Iodine Status in Pregnant Women of Puerto Rico. Endocr Pract. 2021 Mar; 27(3):241-244.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33618848; PMCID: PMC9009515; DOI: 10.1016/j.eprac.2020.10.002;
  8. Lee SY. Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy May Have Long-Term Effects on Metabolic Parameters. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 07 01; 105(7). PMID: 32285101; PMCID: PMC7216923; DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa198;
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC7089848; DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgz275;
  10. 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
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Pregnancy Outcomes
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Endocrine Disease

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