Faculty Members

Prof. Nelson Lee


Department of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases
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About Me

Dr. Nelson Lee


Dr. Nelson Lee is currently appointed as Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his first professional degree at the University of Hong Kong in 1995, and received specialist training in Infectious Diseases in Hong Kong and the University of British Columbia, Canada. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (Research) degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with original research on severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Dr. Lee’s research interests include influenza, RSV, and coronavirus infections, and severe pneumonia in the hospitalized adults. He has conducted a wide range of translational and basic science studies, including clinical trials on influenza therapeutics, diagnosis and patient management, virokinetics, host response, nosocomial transmission, and infection control. He has published over 180 research articles, 13 book chapters and 95 conference papers, many of these are results of cross-discipline and international collaborations. Dr. Lee’s works have been referenced in clinical guidelines of international health authorities including CDC US, WHO, IDSA, etc., and he has received multiple academic awards and competitive research grants in recognition of his work. Outside the Division, he serves in several international professional societies and conference scientific committees to promote the exchange of information, interaction of scientists, and collaborative efforts against infectious diseases. 

Publication lists:

  1.        Thomson Reuters: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-6418-2008
  2.        Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=1-RVFyAAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao


human infections with influenza, RSV, coronavirus and other respiratory viruses; severe pneumonia in adults; norovirus and clostridium difficile infections; tuberculosis

clinical aspects including treatment and diagnosis, clinical trials, disease transmission and prevention; virokinetics; immunopathogenesis 

Research Keywords

antivirals, community-acquired pneumonia, coronavirus, disease transmission, immunopathogenesis, influenza, rapid diagnostics, respiratory viral infections, RSV