Dr Lee graduated from the University of NSW in 1979. During his undergraduate training, he undertook research and field experience with the neurology unit at the University of California Medical Centre and at the Inland Medical Service, a privately operated flying doctor service which operated in north west Queensland.
After graduation, he worked in various hospital and private practices in Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Albury, Mt Isa, Cloncurry, and Mary Kathleen, gaining experience in rural general practice.
He holds the Diploma in Obstetrics from the Auckland University and from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. As part of his commitment to family practice, Dr Lee used to provides total obstetric services (including actual confinement ) to women who had been under his care.
Dr Lee is also the holder of the patent for the “Lee’s Speculum”, an instrument which makes the taking of Pap Smear more comfortable for women. He has published various articles on adolescent health on topics such as quit smoking, post natal care, communication with teenagers, as well as an article on abnormal Pap smears and genital tract infections in adolescent girls which was published in the Medical Journal of Australia in 1987.