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Dr. Anabela Simon-Lee

Dr. Anabela Simon-LeeAlabama Heart & Vascular PC was founded by Drs. Anabela Simon-Lee and Timothy Lee in 2011, both practicing cardiologists with strong academic backgrounds coupled with a dedicated and devoted compassion for their patients.

Born in Panama City, Central America, Dr. Anabela Simon-Lee received her undergraduate training from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn., graduating with Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry Magna Cum Laude. She received her Master of Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., and her medical degree from East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Simon-Lee completed her Internal Medicine and Cardiology training while on active duty Military Service. She completed her cardiology fellowship training at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. She completed post-doctoral fellowship training a Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, Mass., as part of the inaugural training class for the Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship 2006-2007. She received advanced training in Coronary CTA, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac MR, and Vascular MR. Of note, Dr. Simon-Lee was the first female to complete this program of training.

Since arriving in Birmingham, Ala., in 2009, Dr. Simon-Lee has quickly become known for her caring and compassionate bedside manner and her genuine love of her patients and career choice. She has particular interest in cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention in women. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology Board-eligible.

Honors And Recognition

Dr. Simon Lee is an American Heart Association-Women in Cardiology Award Recipient (2001) and was featured in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare (2001).  Dr. Simon-Lee was recently appointed to the Close the Gap Steering CommitteeClose the Gap is Boston Scientific’s health equity initiative, which aims to eliminate cardiovascular care disparities, helping to ensure all patients receive optimal cardiac care regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or primary language. In partnership with health care providers, professional societies and patient advocacy groups, Close the Gap is working to reduce cardiovascular care disparities.


Dr. Timothy Lee

Dr. Timothy LeeA native of Alabama, Dr. Lee received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He received his Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and his Medical degree from East Tennessee State University.

He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, Mass., and Interventional Cardiology fellowship training at the same facility before beginning his Interventional Cardiology practice.

Dr. Lee completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center during active duty Military Service.  Because of his strong interest in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, Dr. Lee recently completed Endovascular Fellowship training within the Division of Vascular Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.

Dr. Lee is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine, and Interventional Cardiology.

Honors And Recognition

Fellowship in the American Heart Association, 2012

Fellowship in the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, 2012

Fellowship in the American College of Physicians, 2012

Fellowship in the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, 2011

Selected to America's Top Cardiologists by Consumers' Research Council of America, 2011 and 2012

Trinity Medical Center Physician of the Month – October, 2010 

Fellowship in the American College of Cardiology, 2005

Outstanding Preceptor Award –Military Interservice Physician Assistant Program, 2004

Dr. Jay Brown Memorial C.I.T. Abstract Award, 2002 – A yearly award presented to a Cardiologists-in-Training for best abstract presentation delivered at the ABC Annual Scientific Sessions



Lee TC,O'Malley PG,Feuerstein I,Taylor AJ.The prevalence and severity of coronary artery calcification on coronary artery computed tomography in black and white subjects. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Jan1;41(1):45-6.

Tiroch KA,Arora N,Matheny ME,Liu C,Lee TC,Resnic FS.Risk predictors of retroperitoneal hemorrhage following percutaneous coronary intervention. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Dec1;102(11):1473-6.

Lee TC, Glynn RJ, Peña JM, Paynter NP, Conen D, et al. 2011 Socioeconomic Status and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Data from the Women's Health Study. PLoS ONE 6(12): e27670. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027670

CoyleLC, Rodriguez A, Jeschke RE, Simon-Lee A, Abbott KC, Taylor AJ. AcetylcysteineIn Diabetes (AID): a randomized study of acetylcysteine for the prevention of contrast nephropathy in diabetics. Am Heart J. 2006;151:1032.e9–1032.e12.doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2006.02.002

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