Dr. Kimberly Van Zee, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Female • Age 57

1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
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Dr. Van Zee's Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Care Philosophy

I am a surgical oncologist with a practice dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer. My research interests include exploring diagnostic and treatment options for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), in which cancer cells are confined within the ducts of the breast and not in the surrounding fatty breast tissue. In women with DCIS, I have recently studied the relationship between age and cancer recurrence rates, and the incidence and clinical significance of positive sentinel lymph nodes (see my publications). We are also investigating the utility of breast MRI in patients with occult breast cancer and with DCIS. My colleagues and I are evaluating patients' quality of life after breast surgery. In a prospective study over several years, we are comparing sensory changes that occur after sentinel-node biopsy to those that occur after conventional surgery to remove underarm lymph nodes. A study of lymphedema (arm swelling) after axillary surgery is also ongoing. I have developed a nomogram (model) to predict the likelihood of additional lymph node metastases in breast-cancer patients with metastasis in a sentinel node. This helps patients and clinicians in decision making regarding axillary dissection.


  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, 1995
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy & Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump/Mass
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
  • Diaphragmatic/Hiatal Hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Varicose Veins

Background Check for Dr. Van Zee

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for New York.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education & Training

Medical School

Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1987

Internship Hospital

New York Hosp-Cornell U

Residency Hospital

New York Hosp-Cornell U

Fellowship Hospital

New York Hosp-Cornell U

Languages Spoken by Dr. Van Zee & Staff

  • English

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