Sun Young Lee, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Sun Lee
75 E. Newton St


Dr. Sun Lee, MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Weight Management at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.
She earned her MD from Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School and her MSc in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine and clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology at Boston Medical Center/ Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lee has extensive clinical and research experience, with a focus on thyroid disorders and iodine nutrition, especially in pregnancy. She has been award NIH K23 grant to study effects of maternal thyroid function and thyroidal disruptor exposure on pregnancy and child developmental outcomes. Dr. Lee’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and she has presented her work at national and international conferences.

With her expertise, she was invited to serve on the American Thyroid Association Thyroid and Pregnancy Guidelines Task Force. She is actively involved in professional societies locally and nationally, and serves as the chair of the publication committee at the American Thyroid Association and as the president of the New England Endocrine Alliance. She also serves on the editorial board of Thyroid.


  • Rutgers University, MD
  • Wellesley College, BA


  • Published on 3/28/2024

    Osinga JAJ, Liu Y, Männistö T, Vafeiadi M, Tao FB, Vaidya B, Vrijkotte TGM, Mosso L, Bassols J, López-Bermejo A, Boucai L, Aminorroaya A, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Hisada A, Yoshinaga J, Broeren MAC, Itoh S, Kishi R, Ashoor G, Chen L, Veltri F, Lu X, Taylor PN, Brown SJ, Chatzi L, Popova PV, Grineva EN, Ghafoor F, Pirzada A, Kianpour M, Oken E, Suvanto E, Hattersley A, Rebagliato M, Riaño-Galán I, Irizar A, Vrijheid M, Delgado-Saborit JM, Fernández-Somoano A, Santa-Marina L, Boelaert K, Brenta G, Dhillon-Smith R, Dosiou C, Eaton JL, Guan H, Lee SY, Maraka S, Morris-Wiseman LF, Nguyen CT, Shan Z, Guxens M, Pop VJM, Walsh JP, Nicolaides KH, D'Alton ME, Visser WE, Carty DM, Delles C, Nelson SM, Alexander EK, Chaker L, Palomaki GE, Peeters RP, Bliddal S, Huang K, Poppe KG, Pearce EN, Derakhshan A, Korevaar TIM. Risk Factors for Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnancy: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis. Thyroid. 2024 May; 34(5):646-658. PMID: 38546971.

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  • Published on 3/4/2024

    Peng CC, Lin YJ, Lee SY, Lin SM, Han C, Loh CH, Huang HK, Pearce EN. MACE and Hyperthyroidism Treated With Medication, Radioactive Iodine, or Thyroidectomy. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Mar 04; 7(3):e240904. PMID: 38436957.

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  • Published on 1/22/2024

    Kaplan ZB, Pearce EN, Lee SY, Shin HM, Schmidt RJ. Maternal Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy as an Etiologic Factor in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges and Opportunities for Research. Thyroid. 2024 Feb; 34(2):144-157. PMID: 38149625.

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  • Published on 1/1/2024

    Lee SY, Pearce EN. Wallace TC (ed) Health Professional’s Guide to Dietary Supplements. Iodine. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Chicago. 2024; 322-328.

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  • Published on 10/17/2023

    Lee SY, Pearce EN. Hyperthyroidism: A Review. JAMA. 2023 Oct 17; 330(15):1472-1483. PMID: 37847271.

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  • Published on 6/28/2023

    Chiung-Hui Peng C, Han C, Waisayanand N, De Leo S, Srimatkandada P, Kommareddy S, Pearce EN, He X, Lee SY. Changes in Urinary Iodine Levels Following Bariatric Surgery. Endocr Pract. 2023 Sep; 29(9):710-715. PMID: 37385530.

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  • Published on 4/3/2023

    Lee SY, Modzelewski KL, Law AC, Walkey AJ, Pearce EN, Bosch NA. Comparison of Propylthiouracil vs Methimazole for Thyroid Storm in Critically Ill Patients. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03; 6(4):e238655. PMID: 37067797.

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  • Published on 6/20/2022

    Solomon AL, Farwell AP, Pearce EN, Lee SY. Letter to the Editor: A Patient-Centered Survey-Based Assessment of Prenatal Management of Hypothyroidism for Women of Reproductive Age. Thyroid. 2022 Jul; 32(7):871-874. PMID: 35596561.

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  • Published on 1/4/2022

    Lee SY, Pearce EN. Assessment and treatment of thyroid disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2022 03; 18(3):158-171. PMID: 34983968.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Lee SY, Pearce EN. Davies T.F. (eds) A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology. Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Cancer in Pregnant Women. Springer. New York. 2022; 341-348.

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