Dr Christine Lee, Hamilton Hospital

Dr Christine Lee, Hamilton Hospital

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  • Location: St. Joseph's Healthcare L424 St. Luke Wing 50 Charlton Avenue East Hamilton, Ontario
  • Email: clee@mcmaster.ca
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Review Psychologist

Christine Lee , MD, FRCPC
Professor, Part-Time
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Education and Professional Standing
FRCPC Microbiology, 2000
Royal College Infectious Diseases Certification 2000
FRCPC Internal Medicine, 1998
MD, University of Toronto 1994
University of Toronto: Internal Medicine , Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology Residency

Research Focus
Dr. Lee’s research interests include optimal laboratory methods to diagnose and treat Clostridium difficile — associated diarrhea. Her clinical focus includes treatment of refractory Clostridium difficile infection.

Dr. Lee leads two clinical trials assessing the use of FMT in gastrointestinal disease:

Principal investigator: Randomized trial of fecal transplantation versus oral vancomycin for recurrent clostridium difficile infection –single-center study: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01398969
Co-Principal investigator: Fecal biotherapy for the induction of remission in active ulcerative colitis – single-center study: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01545908
Clinical Focus
Dr. Lee’s clinical focus includes:

Treatment of viral hepatitis
Severe skin and soft tissue infections
Refractory Clostridium difficile infection
Chronic osteomyelitis, including vertebral
Prosthetic joint infections
Academic Interests
Dr. Lee is currently the Discipline Director of Microbiology for Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) and formal Director of the Microbiology Residency Program at McMaster University. She is also a member of the Hamilton Infection Control Committee, and Infections Research Group at St. Joseph’s Healthcare.

Dr. Lee also teaches Nursing students and Medical Residents. Her involvement in McMaster’s Medical program includes teaching:

Internal medicine Residents
Infections Diseases and Microbiology Residents
General Pathology Residents