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John Radcliffe Hospital, Level 6, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU


Regent Lee

MBBS, MS(Vasc Surg), DPhil (Oxon), FRCS (Vasc Surg)

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery

  • UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
  • Principal Investigator: OxAAA Study
  • Chief Investigator: NetZeroAICT Consortium
  • Chief Investigator: AICT Consortium

Regent came to Oxford as an exchange surgical fellow in 2009, having completed a Master in Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at University of Sydney. He subsequently completed DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine, under the supervision of Professor Keith Channon (RDM Cardiovascular Medicine) and Professor Benedikt Kessler (NDM, Target Discovery Institute). 

Regent's research focuses on integrative assessments of biomarkers for the investigation of cardiovascular pathologies such as atherosclerosis or abdominal aortic aneurysms. He is developing new methods to characterise novel biological signals in blood tests and clinical scans (such as ultrasound scans and computerised tomography imaging).

He is leading International Transdisciplinary Consortia (AICT, NetZeroAICT) to advance AI science for CT imaging. The applications of his research will improve healthcare delivery, patient journeys and planetary health. He led the Consortia to successful Horizon Europe funding, as featured in this news release by University of Oxford. 

Prior to his UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, Regent had received research awards from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, including the Lumley Surgical Research Fellowship, Foundation of Surgery Research Scholarship, and the Surgeon Scientist Scholarship. His work is also supported by the Oxford University Medical Sciences Division, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, British Heart Foundation Oxford Centre of Research Excellence, Academy of Medical Sciences, and Heart Research UK. 

Regent has led several Patient and Public Involvement activities for the OxAAA study, including the OxAAA Aneurysm Awareness Day and the OxAAA International Survey. These work has been generously supported by the Oxford University Vice Chancellor's Public Engagement in Research Seed Award, and Patient Active in Research (PAIR) Thames Valley.

Regent is a clinically active academic surgeon and currently an Honorary consultant vascular surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of AiSentia, a spin out company from University of Oxford. 

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