Dr. James Lee, MD

Dr. James Lee, MD

Endocrine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Lee, MD is an endocrine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in endocrine surgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

161 Fort Washington Ave # 819

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Lee's Experience

Dr. Lee's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Endocrine Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Lee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "Dr. James Lee is an internationally recognized endocrine surgery who specializes in the care of patients with thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disorders. Dr. Lee is the Chief of Endocrine Surgery and the Edwin K. and Anne C. Weisskopf Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at Columbia University and the Physician Director of the Endocrine Service Line at the NY Presbyterian Hospital. He serves as Co-Director of the multidisciplinary NY Thyroid-Parathyroid Center and Adrenal Center. He has been rated as one of the Best Doctors in America and is one of the highest volume endocrine surgeons in the country. Dr. Lee received his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed his residency in General Surgery at Columbia and went on to a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lee is actively involved in the leadership of Endocrine Surgery at the national and international level. He serves on the Executive Council of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Standing Faculty of the international Endocrine Surgery University. He co-created the inaugural Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery at the American College of Surgeons and is a featured lecturer in the biannual Masters of Endocrine Surgery Course. He has authored over 100 articles and book chapters, including the AAES Parathyroidectomy Guidelines which sets the international standard for the care of patients with parathyroid disease. He is also the Co-Editor of Surgical Endocrinopathies and the Founding Figures which details state of the art care for patients with endocrine disorders as well as the rich history of discovery in the field. Dr. Lee has given over 100 invited lectures and visiting professorships at institutions around the world. He has travelled extensively to teach other endocrine surgeons advanced techniques such as minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery as well as laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy. He has mentored dozens of clinical and research fellows over his career, many of whom are now leaders in their own institutions and abroad. Dr. Lee also serves as the Vice Chair of New Media in the Columbia University Department of Surgery and Chair of the ColumbiaDoctors Communications Committee. In this role, he oversees the digital strategy for multiple groups across the medical center with the mission of providing the highest quality education on health and wellness to the global audience."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Endocrine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

4  Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Hyperfunction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer

4  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of California At San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. James Lee, MD
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Art Sedrakyan in New York , NY – Jul 27, 2018
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Dr. Lee was very efficient and courteous. My surgery went well; and I was kept well informed as to what to expect. He was attentive to my questions. Also, his supporting staff were polite and well organized. Apparently , he also has an excellent reputation with his peers.
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TR in NY – Jul 25, 2018
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It was the most efficient doctors office I have visited! Paper work was emailed to me prior to visit. I was seen before my scheduled time. Wilson, Laurie, Crystal and the receptionist were friendly, quick, efficient and helpful. Scheduling was a dream!
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Rosemary williams – May 15, 2018
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I went to Dr. Lee for a total thyroidectomy. He's a great doctor and a skilled surgeon. I would highly recommend him.
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May 02, 2018
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Dr. Lee was the 3rd and final surgeon I met with when finding out I had thyroid cancer and needed it removed. He made me feel very at ease at the consultation appointment and explained everything thoroughly as well as letting me ask any questions I had. I had a great feeling leaving there so I...Read More
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Michelle in Long Island, NY – Feb 27, 2018
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