Patrick Kee, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Dr. Kee received his medical degree from the University of Adelaide, Australia in May 1996. He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians since 2004. He received his Ph.D. training in lipid metabolism in 2004. In 2005, he joined the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow to develop liposomal formulations for ultrasound imaging and drug delivery. He was appointed as an Instructor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in 2005 and was responsible for clinical duties in the echocardiography lab at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has Level III Board Certification in Echocardiography and Level II training in CT Coronary Angiography. In 2006, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In 2008, he became an associate member of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is a reviewer for a number of cardiology and echocardiography journals.
His research focuses on the identification of novel molecular markers of atherosclerosis, advanced molecular imaging techniques for vulnerable plaque and non-invasive cardiovascular imaging. His research is supported by the American Heart Association and intramural grants from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and in part by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Kee is the author of 7 peer-reviewed journal articles, 9 abstracts and 2 book chapters in the fields of lipid metabolism, molecular imaging of atherosclerosis and targeted drug delivery. He received two Young Investigator Awards and grant support from the National Heart Foundation in Australia.