Jisun Julia Lee, MS, DPM

Jisun Julia Lee, MS, DPM


Dr. Lee is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon with years of training dedicated to foot and ankle pathology. She is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Lee received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Western University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Lee completed her surgical residency at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident. During this time, she was skilled at trauma, reconstructive surgery, arthroscopy, sports medicine, and diabetic limb salvage. Then Dr. Lee completed her fellowship at the Broadlawns Medical Center for total ankle replacement, 3D talus replacement, foot and ankle trauma, and complex deformity reconstruction, as well as managing severe diabetic infection and limb salvage.

Dr. Lee specializes in complex foot and ankle conditions, including severe ankle and foot degenerative diseases, sports injuries, diabetic wound care, Charcot neuroarthropathy, various foot and ankle trauma with both conservative and surgical treatments. Dr. Lee has been involved in numerous research and has several publications. She also has a great passion for serving the community and participating in international medical missions, including the International Extremity Project to perform surgery to correct severe lower-extremity deformities to the underserved. She enjoys skiing, hiking, and painting. She also loves spending time experiencing different cultures, traveling, and trying new flavorful food.

Dr. Lee is fluent in Korean in speaking, writing, and reading.

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Aug 2013 – May 2017
    Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine, Pomona, CA
  • Masters of Science, Chemistry Sep 2006 – Aug 2009
    Stony Brook University – SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Sep 2002 – Aug 2006
    Stony Brook University – SUNY, Stony Brook, NY

Post-Graduate Training
  • Fellow, Trauma and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, IA Aug 2020 – Jul 2021
    • Received ‘The Great Gram’ the best employee award nominated by patients in March 2021
  • Resident Physician, Podiatric Surgery PMSR/RRA
    • Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System / Stanford Medical Center / San Jose Kaiser Permanente / SOAR, CA Jul 2017 – Jul 2020
Research Experience
  • Foot and Ankle Department, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, IA Aug 2020 – Present – Analysis of the outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty incorporating a 3D talar prosthesis
  • Radiology Department, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA May 2018 – Present – Precision diagnosis of bone tumors on radiography using Bayesian modeling of radiological observations derived from quantitative image analysis
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY Sep 2006 – Aug 2009 – Synthesis of finding a receptor that recognizes and binds all amino acids with the same stereoselectivity
    • Thesis: “Molecular Design and Synthetic Studies of an Amino Acid Receptor”
  • Undergraduate Chemistry Department, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY May 2005 – Aug 2006 – Synthesis of finding a potential practical glucose receptor for the treatment of diabetes
Professional Experience
  • Certified training in Total Ankle Replacement
    • Vantage Total Ankle System, Exactech (Mark Easley, MD design team) Jan 2021
    • InBone Total Ankle System, Wright Medical Group Oct 2020
    • Cadence Total Ankle System, Integra LifeSciences Oct 2020
  • Certified training in InCore Lapidus System, Zimmer Biomet Nov 2020
  • Health Economics & Outcomes Research Certificate, University of Washington Jun 2020
  • IFAF Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Course Certificate Apr 2019
  • Opioid Stewardship Committee, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, IA Aug 2020 – Jul 2021
  • Internal Medicine Resident Education Forum, Lecturer Mar 2021 -Intoeing Child
  • Bay Area Residency Educational Forum, Case Presenter Jun 2019 -Pes Planus Foot Reconstruction with Seronegative Arthropathy
  • Desert Foot 2018 Conference, Poster 2nd place Oct 2018 – Six-Month Freedom From Amputation Rates and Quality of Life Following Tibial and Pedal Endovascular Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia
  • WesternU Connect Newsletter, Interviewee as DPM Class of 2017 Commencement Representative May 2017
Medical Volunteer
  • The International Extremity Project – Resident member, Can Tho, Vietnam Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 – Surgical correction for severe lower-extremity deformities to the underserved http://www.extremityproject.com/
  • Medical and Dental Mission to Underserved Islands, Samar, Philippines Oct 2018
  • Special Olympics World Games July 2015
  • Special Olympics Dec 2014
  • Pomona Unified School District Screening Sep 2013
  • Special Olympics Fall Games Dec 2013
  • Atlantic City Marathon Oct 2012
  • The Community Health Fair/Foot Screening Aug 2012
  • LI 2Day Breast Cancer Walk Jun 2012
  • Ho VT, Gologorsky R, Kibrik P, Prent A, Lee J, Dua A. Open, percutaneous, and hybrid deep venous arterialization technique for no-option foot salvage. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2020;71(6):2152-2160.
  • Lee J, Murdoch M, McClain A. 3D printed talus replacement. https://digitalhealth. healthcaretechoutlook.com/cxoinsights/3d-printed-talus-replacement-nid-2053.html. Accessed 18 Nov. 2020.
  • Dua A, Rothenberg KA, Lee J, Gologorsky R, Desai SS. Six-month freedom from amputation rates and quality of life following tibial and pedal endovascular revascularization for critical limb ischemia. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2019;53(3):212-215.