Han Sung Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Pathology - Anatomic


Locations and Contact

Pathology Building

4400 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lee's clinical interests include neuropathology and general surgical pathology, with a particular emphasis on neoplastic neuropathology, neuromuscular pathology, and genitourinary pathology.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Lee's interests include neoplastic central nervous system disease and is involved in several collaborative research projects studying brain tumors. He also has an interest in resident education/training.


Anatomic Pathology

Undergraduate School

B.Sc., Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1994

Medical School

M.D., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH 2005

Other School

M.Sc., Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1994


Anatomic Pathology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2005-2007


Neuropathology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2007-2009


Surgical Pathology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2009-2010

Professionalism Award, UC Davis, 2021

Resident Teaching Award, UC Davis, 2021

Haile T. Debas Excellence in Teaching Award, Pathology, UC San Francisco, 2014

Resident Teaching Awards, UC San Francisco, 2008, 2010, 2012


Noble Anbunesan S, Alfonso-Garcia A, Zhou X, Bec J, Lee HS, Jin LW, Bloch O, Marcu L. Intraoperative detection of IDH-mutant glioma using fluorescence lifetime imaging. J Biophotonics. 2022 Dec 12:e202200291. doi:10.1002/jbio.202200291. Epub ahead of print. PMID:36510639.

Alfonso-García A, Zhou X, Bec J, Anbunesan SN, Fereidouni F, Jin LW, Lee HS, Bloch O, Marcu L. First in patient assessment of brain tumor infiltrative margins using simultaneous time-resolved measurements of 5-ALA-induced PpIX fluorescence and tissue autofluorescence. J Biomed Opt. 2022 Feb;27(2):020501. doi:10.1117/1.JBO.27.2.020501. PMID:35112514.

Rutkowski MJ, Alward RM, Chen R, Wagner J, Jahangiri A, Southwell DG, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Lee H, Aghi MK. Atypical pituitary adenoma: a clinicopathologic case series. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr;128(4):1058-1065. doi:10.3171/2016.12.JNS162126. Epub 2017 Jun 9. PMID:28598278.

Imber BS, Lee HS, Kunwar S, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. Hypophysitis: a single-center case series. Pituitary. 2015 Oct;18(5):630-41. doi:10.1007/s11102-014-0622-5. PMID:25534888.

Lee HS, Tihan T. The basics of intraoperative diagnosis in neuropathology. Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Mar;8(1):27-47. doi:10.1016/j.path.2014.10.006. Epub 2014 Dec 8. PMID:25783820.

Daniels BH, McComb RD, Mobley BC, Gultekin SH, Lee HS, Margeta M. LC3 and p62 as diagnostic markers of drug-induced autophagic vacuolar cardiomyopathy: a study of 3 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Jul;37(7):1014-21. doi:10.1097/PAS.0b013e3182863fa8. PMID:23681079.

Lee HS, Daniels BH, Salas E, Bollen AW, Debnath J, Margeta M. Clinical utility of LC3 and p62 immunohistochemistry in diagnosis of drug-induced autophagic vacuolar myopathies: a case-control study. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e36221. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036221. Epub 2012 Apr 27. PMID:22558391.