Professor Tom Lee is a Physician-Trauma Surgeon with experience trekking in the
Mount Everest- Khumbu region of Nepal, helicopter operations and with high altitude
mountain sickness. He graduated from Western Reserve University in Cleveland,
undergraduate, St. Louis University Medical School and Tulane University Medical
Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Systems
Management. He is a Certified Physician Executive, a Navy Flight Surgeon and a
retired Navy Captain with two tours in Vietnam. He was a faculty collegue of
Dr. John B. West who has written many scientific papers about high-altitude
physiology and a book, "Everest, The Testing Place." Tom Lee was on the same
hospital staff with Dr. Chris Pizzo, the tenth American and the 110th person to summit
Tom Lee has written nine medical books, twenty-five book chapters and one hundred
sixty-five scientific papers on: burns, trauma, wound healing, nutrition, death and
dying, and medical education. He is the author of a second novel, "Vietnam, I Love You"
and a forthcoming novel/documentary, "I’m Your Patient."