Vascular surgeon Dr. Larisse K. Lee has joined the team of vascular surgical specialists at Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Lee will work closely with Dr. George Andros and other specialists on the staff of the hospital’s Amputation Prevention Center, the integrated limb-preservation center, one of the only such facilities nationwide. Since its January 2010 opening, the center has treated hundreds of patients, achieving a salvage rate of more than 90 percent.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lee, a highly skilled and trained vascular surgeon, to the team of specialists who are saving limbs and lives in Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Amputation Prevention Center,” said CEO Gustavo “Gus” Valdespino. “Her impressive training and talent will further enhance the expertise that has made the Amputation Prevention Center a leader in saving limbs and preventing amputations.”

Dr. Lee is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery. She comes from St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She attended medical school at Stanford University and completed her general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She completed her fellowship in vascular surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Judy Temes