Biography

Dr. Kee received his medical degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia and completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia. Under the mentorship of Prof. Philip Barter (previous Director of the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, Australia), he completed his PhD training in lipid metabolism. He received his advanced training in echocardiography at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago and post-doctoral training in molecular imaging at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago. Dr. Kee is board certified in internal medicine, echocardiography and CT coronary angiography.

He is currently running the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory with research support from the American Heart Association and the National Institute of Medicine. His current research projects include novel techniques for identifying biomarkers in association with atherosclerosis, new molecular imaging tracer design for non-invasive imaging of the vulnerable plaques and non-invasive imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor biomarkers of high-risk coronary lesions. He also maintains a colony of Watanabe Hereditary Hyperlipidemic (WHHL) rabbits, which is considered a useful pre-clinical model of atherosclerosis that resembles human atheroma.

He received two Young Investigator Awards in Australia and a Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Doctoral Degree
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Residency
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Fellowship
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, lipid management


Research Interests

Molecular imaging of atherosclerosis, vulnerable plaque pathology, animal models of atherosclerosis, lipoprotein metabolism, imaging contrast design

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Board of Echocardiography
  • Board Certified in┬áCardiovascular Computed Tomography