Dr. Winnie Lee, MD

Dr. Winnie Lee, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Winnie Lee, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. She specializes in thoracic surgery, surgical oncology, and more.Read her story

Cardiovascular Institute of Los Robles

227 W Janss Rd Ste 340

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Easy Choice Health Plan
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 25% of peers
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
more than 22% of peers
Blood Disorders
more than 10% of peers

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Dr. Lee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "Winnie W. Lee MD, one of the early adopters of the robotics platform, has employed robotics in all branches of thoracic surgery with a primary professional focus in thoracic oncology and the development of minimally invasive treatment strategies. She previously served as the Director of the Thoracic Tumor Board at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and was an Associate Professor at the Hofstra School of Medicine. She trained under Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Dr. Benedict D. T. Daly at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Lee was recruited as Chief of Thoracic Surgery to create and develop The Chest Center at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. In addition to bringing robotic thoracic surgical techniques to our institution, she is also introducing the newest technology in diagnostics using endobronchial ultrasound and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy to identify and biopsy pulmonary tumors. As part of The Chest Center, she is also developing The Lung Cancer Screening Program with the purpose of detecting early stage lung cancers but also other incidental chest disorders.She believes in the importance of delivering health care in a friendly, informational, and comforting environment while using cutting-edge technology as tools for both the treatment and education of her patients and their friends and family. She is an advocate and public speaker not only areas in thoracic surgery but in preventative health care. She is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.Professional Societies:Fellow of the American College of SurgeonsSociety of Thoracic SurgeonsEastern Cardio-thoracic Surgical Society"
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5  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Tufts New England MC
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Taiwanese

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What People Say About Dr. Winnie Lee, MD
I have sang Dr. Lee's praises for 10 1/2 years now. I am here Thanks to God, Dr. Lee, & Nurse Cindy, after a stent crumbled artery & she was headed to her home hospital. (Didn't take long for her to get there) My only grand child, Hannah Rose, was only 4 weeks old so I had a lot to live for. ...Read More
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Estella A Runyon in Coulterville, Illinois – Apr 11, 2018
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This is my first experience with Dr. Lee. Both my wife and I are very impressed with the professional and friendly manner in which she greeted us, and spent the quality private time discussing my situation. She thoroughly explained the procedure with visual images, what I could expect, and answered...Read More
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Byron Middleton – Mar 15, 2018
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My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer, and facing surgery to remove the lower lobe. Dr. Lee's team are warm and welcoming, and extremely helpful. Dr. Lee took her time to explain the cancer, the surgery and what to expect after. When asked repeat questions, she patiently answered them again...Read More
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Cindy in Los Angeles, CA – Nov 17, 2017
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Dr Lee gave such good attention to my mothers needs and was so personable. We knew in the first visit we could trust her completely with my mothers care
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Downey, CA – Nov 01, 2017
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