Pierson, Lee, MD
Lee M. Pierson, MD
Porter Heart and Vascular Center
Pierson is a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He began his career in exercise science after completing his Masters of Science at Virginia Tech in 1996. Over the next few years, Pierson’s career as an exercise physiologist drew him closer and closer to cardiology. He worked on several studies that incorporated exercise training. The studies involved bypass patients at Heineman Medical Research and patients with coronary disease at Duke University Medical Center. In 2002, Pierson returned to his alma mater, Virginia Tech, as the Program Director of the Therapeutic Exercise and Community Health Center. From there, Pierson returned to school to pursue medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his Cardiology Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and Emory University Hospital.
Interests & Activities
In his free time, Pierson enjoys exorcising, hiking, yard work and reading medical mysteries. He, his wife and three dogs cannot wait to see all that Alaska has to offer.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Internship & Residency
- Duke University Medical Center – Internal Medicine Residency
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cardiology Fellowship
- Emory University Hospital – Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
- American Board of Nuclear Cardiology
- National Board of Echocardiography
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology