MYLES EDWIN LEE is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has practiced in Los Angeles for 39 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and a consultant in cardiac surgery for the Central Complaint Unit of the Medical Board of Callifornia. He has authored articles and book chapters in his field, as well as a textbook of complications in cardiac surgery, entitled "Near Misses in Cardiac Surgery." Dr. Lee is also the author of a medical thriller entitled "The Donation," which dramatizes the shortage of organ donors for transplantation. Both books are available on Amazon.com.
An avid student of American history, Dr. Lee has authored four librettos for orchestral portraits of four United States presidents in collaboration with composer-conductor Victoria Bond (www.victoriabond.com). "Pater Patriae" (George Washington) premiered at Mount Vernon in 2007. "The Indispensable Man" (Franklin Roosevelt) followed "Pater Patriae," and both pieces were performed in 2012 by the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Librettos for "Soul of a Nation" (Thomas Jefferson) and "The Crowded Hours" (Theodore Roosevelt) have been completed. Once the music has been written, both pieces will premier at the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Dr. Lee's degree in art history from Harvard University has inspired his study of fine art photography. He specializes in transformative abstraction of nature's essence from scenes found In Big Sur and at the Point Lobos State Reserve please refer to photography page of this website for details). He is a member of the Point Lobos Foundation and the Carmel Foundation Photographers.
Dr. Lee currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra. He previously served on the Western Regional Board of the Shakespeare Globe Center at trhe personal invitation of Sam Wanamaker. He is also a benfactor of the Los Angeles Music Center.