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James Lee, MD, General Surgery, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


General Surgery New York, NY


Edwin K. and Anne C. Weiskopf Associate Professor of Surgery, Columbia P&S

Overview of Dr. Lee

Dr. James Lee is a general surgeon in New York, NY and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital. He received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice 18 years. Dr. Lee accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 315 doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and one of 38 doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital who specialize in General Surgery. He has more than 100 publications and over 500 citings.

Clinical Expertise

  • Endocrine surgery, General / Gastrointestinal surgery, Surgical oncology (non-breast), Thyroidectomy, Adrenalectomy, Thyroid surgery, Pheochromocytoma, Adrenal surgery, Graves' disease, Substernal Goiter, Parathyroid Neoplasms, Parathyroidectomy, Parathryoid surgery, Toxic nodular goiter, Hyperparathyroidism, Primary hyperparathyroidism, Primary hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy, Thyroid disease, Parathyroid adenoma, Parathyroid tumor

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Residency, Surgery, 1999 - 2005
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsClass of 1999
  • Yale University
    Yale UniversityBA, English Literature, 1991 - 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2005 - Present
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2020 - Present
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2022 - 2025
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2019 - 2025
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2020 - 2025
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2000 - 2025
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012
  • Telly Bronze Award- Educational Video Category 2007
  • Finalist Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy Fellowship, 2007
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Expanding the indications for laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy: experience with 81 resections  
    Epelboym I, Digesu CS, Johnston MG, Chabot JA, Inabnet WB, Allendorf JD, Lee J, J Surg Res, 1/1/2014
  • Predictors of Renal Function in Primary Hyperparathyroidism  
    Walker MD, Nickolas T, Kepley A, Lee JA, Zhang C, McMahon DJ, Silverberg SJ, JCEM, 1/1/2014
  • Neoadjuvant therapy and vascular resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy: shifting the survival curve for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer  
    Epelboym I, DiNorcia J, Winner M, Lee MK, Lee JA, Schrope B, Chabot JA, Allendorf J, World J Surg, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Preoperative Biochemical Profile Predicts Gland Size and Multifocality in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. (Poster Presentation)
    Bubis, L, Kuo JH, Parrack KP, Chabot JA, Lee JA, Endocrine Society, Chicago, IL, 1/1/2014
  • Recurrence rates with and without prophylactic neck dissection in papillary thyroid cancer: A multi-institutional analysis. (Poster Presentation)
    Fingeret A, Alghamdi A, Kleinman D, Allendorf JD, Hassett E, Henry J, Lee JA, Zarnegar R, Fahey TJ, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Boston, MA, 1/1/2014
  • Low vitamin D levels in primary hyperparathyroidism affect cortical bone density and porosity but not estimated bone stiffness. (Poster Presentation)
    Walker MD, Nishiyam K, Cong E, Lee JA, Kepley A, Zhang C, McMahon DJ, Guo XE, Silverberg SJ, ASBMR, 1/1/2014
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  • Grand Rounds: Paradigms of Medical Education- From on the Job Training to Pre-training. 
    Columbia University, New York, NY - 1/1/2014
  • Grand Rounds: An Update on Endocrine Surgery. 
    Monmouth Hospital, Monmouth, NJ - 1/1/2013
  • Chair: Post-graduate Course in Endocrine Surgery. 
    Washington, DC - 1/1/2013
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  • Visiting Expert On Thyroid Cancer. 
    Lee JA, The Dr. Oz Show
  • Open Adrenalectomy. 
    Lee JA, Duh QY, SAGES Clinical Correlation Manual

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Empire BCBS HMO
    Empire BCBS PPO
    Healthfirst New York
    HIP of New York - Select PPO
    MVP Healthcare PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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