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David C. Lee, MD

  • Specialty: Emergency Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-3293
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  • Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, 2013
Education and Training
  • Residency, Bellevue Hospital Center, Emergency Dept., 2012
  • MD from University Of Ca San Francisco, 2008

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Amidacare
    • Amidacare
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
  • HealthSmart
    • HealthSmart (WTC)
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Locations and Appointments

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NYU Emergency Medicine

550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research


emergency department surveillance, geographic information systems, population health, chronic disease prevalence, disaster preparedness

Research Summary

My research uses big data, in the form of large administrative claims databases, and geospatial analysis (using geographic information systems) to analyze patterns of health care use in millions of emergency department users.

I have previously studied hospital closures to predict how they affect hospital-based care. I have also analyzed how natural disasters affect health care delivery and use of emergency care services.

My current research pursuits include studying diabetes in urban minority communities. In a National Institutes of Health–funded study, I will be comparing “hot spots” and “cold spots” of glycemic control to identify neighborhood-level factors that explain why certain communities have better or worse diabetic health than others.

Through a grant from the New York State Health Foundation, I also study how to improve rural health surveillance by using emergency claims data and novel geographic methods. By using geospatial analysis and data on the one in five Americans who visits an emergency department each year, I am working to develop new approaches of measuring health at a local geographic level to understand how to better serve the communities around us.

I look forward to the day when the combination of big data and geographic analysis transforms our health care system into one that does more than just provide health care but actually delivers health.

Academic Contact

Academic office

462 First Avenue

Room A857

New York, NY 10016

Lab Website

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library. *
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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Emergency Hyperbaric Oxygen for Respiratory Distress or Failure for COVID-19 Patients

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  • Using a Geographically Targeted and Mixed Methods Approach to Improve Glycemic Control among Black Men Identified as Having Previously Undiagnosed Diabetes and Prediabetes

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