Sun H. Lee M.D., PhD. is a fellowship-trained board certified neurosurgeon specializing in complex spine and brain tumor surgery. He joined the PSJMC from the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he served as Professor of Neurosurgery. He practiced at that institution for the last 14 years. Prior to that, he was on faculty at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he completed a second full set of neurosurgical residency and spine fellowship.

He graduated from Seal National University, in Seoul where he completed his first neurosurgical residency and fellowship. He also completed fellowships for vascular, spine surgery and brain tumor surgery at University of Pittsburgh and University of Minnesota.

He is a member of numerous professional neurosurgical societies and he has been annually cited as one of the “Best Doctors in New York and t he metropolitan area” and also has received “Patient's Choice Award” every year. His experience with complex spine and brain surgery surpasses 4000 operative cases.

His clinical and research interests include complex spine surgery for degenerative spine diseases and spinal cord tumors, surgical management of malignant brain tumors and pituitary tumors, and minimally invasive surgical approaches.

Medical School
  • Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, S. Korea
  • Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • English
  • Korean


Neurological Center
501 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 847-3251
(818) 847-4842


  • Neurosurgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Brain Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spine Disorders


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/ EPO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Fortified Provider Networks PPO
  • Foundation Health Plan PPO/EPO/POS
  • Galaxy PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Medi-Cal Anthem (BC) HMO
  • Medi-Cal L.A. Care HMO
  • Medi-Cal/L.A. Care/Care 1st HMO
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Prime Health Care Network (PPO)
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons POS
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • Facey Medical Group
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Motion Picture
  • Providence Care Network