The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) has been supporting orthopaedic transplant science and bioconstructive research through its Peer-reviewed granting program since 1991. The MTF is pleased to announce that Dr. Francis Y. Lee has been awarded the 2012 Established Investigator Award for $300,000. Dr. Lee's proposal Bio-Logical Modification of Structural Bone Allografts was ranked as the best proposal in 2012 and in recognition, Dr. Lee is the recipient of the prestigious J.R. Neff Award. As the seventh recipient of the J.R. Neff award Dr. Lee joins a select group of musculoskeletal researchers. Dr. Lee's long range goal for the MTF grant award is to improve clinical performance of massive structural bone allografts.
The MTF award advances Dr. Lee's reputation as a successful musculoskeletal clinician scientist. He is just one of a handful of orthopaedic surgeons to have received NIH R01 funding and most recently, Dr. Lee obtained his third NIH grant. Dr. Lee's research is focused on the development of novel therapeutic strategies that will enhance bone health, regulate bone loss, prevent cancer spread to bone and improve orthopaedic implant integration and healing.
As a clinician, Dr. Lee specializes in bone tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic bone cancers, and pediatric orthopaedic disorders. He is the Vice Chair for Research, Chief of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Service and the Director of the Center for Orthopaedic Research. He serves as mentor to junior faculty, residents, postdoctoral researchers and students internally and nationally through AAOS/ORS/OREF mentoring programs. He is a review panelist for the National Institutes of Health and a committee member for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.