Dr. Byung Ho Lee
Dr. Byung Ho Lee

Dr. Byung Ho Lee is helping patients relieve pain at the Adventist Health Spine and Pain Center. Dr. Lee is board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and in pain management by the American Board of Pain Medicine.

He has more than 30 years of combined anesthesia and pain management experience.

“By practicing interventional pain management, I can help in many ways,” says Dr. Lee. “I can help with intense care or be a pain doctor.”         

Some of the conditions Dr. Lee treats include headaches, neuropathy, thoracic, cervical, low back and shoulder pain.

Dr. Lee was born in a small town in Korea. After middle school, he moved to Seoul, the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, where he finished high school and medical school at Korea University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Chicago and a fellowship from the Cardiovascular Anesthesia at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Medical Center Rush Medical School in Chicago, Ill.

At one point, Dr. Lee served as a medical officer in the Air Force. He was promoted to Air Force Captain at the time of his discharge, which is when he decided to move to the United States to teach.

“My plan was to head back to Korea and teach medical school there, but that didn’t happen,” says Dr. Lee. Instead, he opened his own private practice in Chicago, where he specialized as an anesthesiologist.

Dr. Lee and his wife moved to the Central Valley to be closer to their children.

“I enjoy it here because I grew up in a small town. I don’t like big cities,” says Dr. Lee. “I also like that this is an agricultural area with lots of good fruit and vegetables.”

In their free time, Dr. Lee and his wife enjoy participating in church activities.

Dr. Lee may be reached at the Spine and Pain Center, 470 Greenfield Ave., Suite 305 in the Kerr Outpatient Center in Hanford. The phone number is 559-537-0325.