Meet Dr. Heather Lee

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who mastered advanced hair transplant technology and techniques under Dr. Quatela.

Hair restoration specialist Dr. Heather Lee is a valued member of the team of expert providers at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration in Rochester, New York. Having trained under Dr. Vito Quatela to master advanced hair transplant technology and technique, Dr. Lee has developed a skilled approach to hair restoration for patients from Buffalo, Syracuse, and throughout Upstate New York. This approach combines careful attention to detail with an unwavering commitment to quality. Her dedication to patient care nurtures comprehensive solutions that address each patient’s aesthetic concerns and provide natural-looking results.

Education & Training

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and biochemistry, as well as a minor in Asian-American studies. She went on to complete a master’s degree in biotechnology, also from UPenn, before returning to Kentucky to attend the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she graduated cum laude. She received several awards of recognition, including Outstanding Performance and Excellence in Otolaryngology, first as a medical student and again as a resident. She also won a resident research award from the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

After a 5-year residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery in Louisville, Dr. Lee arrived at the Quatela Center to complete her fellowship and launch her career. Here, she developed expertise in facial plastic surgery with a focus on both aesthetic and functional procedures.

Dr. Lee’s dedication to providing compassionate patient care rests upon our shared philosophy: aesthetic procedures can create uplifting experiences that change people’s lives–from young children to older adults. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Academy of Otolaryngology. After working with Dr. Quatela, Dr. Lee is well versed in many of the most popular hair restoration options.

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Research & Volunteerism

Dr. Lee is passionate about giving back to communities at a local, national, and global level. Throughout her medical training she provided care at women and children’s clinics and offered cancer screenings of the skin, head, and neck to her local community. She began her work in global health during residency when she traveled to Africa to operate on and care for Kenyans with large compressive goiters. Through Dr. Vito Quatela’s HUGS Foundation, Dr. Lee has continued her international work by reconstructing the ears of patients with microtia, a congenital defect of the ear, in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Vietnam.

Dr. Lee has collaborated on various biomedical research projects, including molecular genetics, during her time researching at the Rockefeller University in New York. During this residency, she was twice selected to present her research projects at the Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting.

“Slice of Life” Outside the Practice

Dr. Lee enjoys photography, modern art, yoga, raising bonsai trees, and gardening. She also loves the culinary world–eating, cooking, and baking. Her pie was a contest finalist at the Kentucky State Fair.

To meet personally with Dr. Lee and discuss your hair loss concerns, request a consultation using our online form, or call the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration at (585) 244-0323 to schedule an appointment.

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