John H. Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S,

SVP, Adult Medical Affairs


Dr. Lee joined NantKwest in 2016 as SVP of Adult Medical Affairs and co-directs the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation. Previously, Dr. Lee practiced as a head & neck surgeon and as the Director of HPV Research at Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD.  In addition to practicing, Dr. Lee has held many administrative posts, including Director of Oncology Research and has served on Sanford Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2012. Dr. Lee also holds teaching assignments at the University of South Dakota, and serves as President of the American College of Surgeons Dakota. While at Sanford Medical Center he initiated and chaired the review committee of all incoming oncology trials and led numerous clinical trials. Dr. Lee has published more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters and presented at a variety of national and international conferences. He also is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, such as the ASCO Outstanding Cancer Clinician Award and NCI SPORE Reviewer. Dr. Lee received an M.D. from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Patrick Soon-Shiong,

Barry J. Simon, M.D.

Leonard S. Sender, M.D.

John H. Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S,

Hans G. Klingemann, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven Yang, J.D.

Sonja Nelson