Patrick Kee, MD, PhD, is a cardiovascular disease specialist with UT Physicians. He is the lead scientist at the Advanced Diagnostic and Experimental Therapeutic Laboratory at UTHealth Houston.
His clinical areas of interest are clinical lipidology, preventative cardiology, lipid management, and non-invasive imaging of structural heart disease and coronary artery disease. He focuses on working with his patients to help them better understand lipid disorders and atherosclerosis.
He provides care at the UT Physicians Cardiology – Texas Medical Center clinic. Typical referrals include patients with lipid disorders requiring a higher level of diagnostic evaluation, statin intolerance, those with special lipid management requirements — including individuals diagnosed with HIV, chronic kidney disease, autoimmune diseases, needing complex lipid-lowering therapy, personal history of premature coronary artery disease, as well as other genetic lipid disorders.
Dr. Kee graduated from University of Adelaide Medical School in Australia in 1995, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2000. In 2005, he completed his cardiovascular fellowship training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the National Lipid Association. Additionally, Dr. Kee strives to remain up to date with contemporary management of various lipid disorders. He is also Level 3 board-certified in adult echocardiography and has extensive experience in the interpretation of echocardiographic findings to understand complex cardiovascular physiology and guide clinical management.
He is a professor of internal medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.