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John Lee, MD, Nephrology, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Nephrology New York, NY

Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Assistant Professor in Medicine and Transplant Nephrologist at Weill Cornell Medicine

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  • I am an academic physician scientist with expertise in translational microbiome research studies. I am currently funded by a K23 career development award from the NIH / NIAID (2016), an R21 exploratory/development award from the NIH / NIAID (2017), and an NKF Young Investigator Resarch Grant from the National Kidney Foundation (2017). My laboratory's current focus is establishing the relationship between the microbiome and complications in patients with kidney disease as well as kidney transplant recipients. I have pioneered work in establishing the relationship between the gut microbiota and post-transplant diarrhea as well as the relationship between the gut microbiota and urinary tract infections (Lee et al., Transplantation 96(8): 732-738, 2013). I have also investigated the relationship between the gut microbiota and tacrolimus dosing requirements (Lee et al., PLOS ONE 10(3):e0122399, 2015). I have expanded my research profile to include investigations of the urine microbiota in kidney transplant recipients and the peritoneal fluid microbiota in patients on peritoneal dialysis.

    I am also a transplant nephrologist and an Assistant Attending at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center since 2013.

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Fellowship, Nephrology, 2009 - 2013
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Residency, Internal Medicine, 2007 - 2009
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
    Weill Cornell MedicineClass of 2007
  • Harvard College
    Harvard CollegeA.B., Biochemical Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, 1999 - 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2022 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2009 - 2024
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • K23 AI 124464 NIH/NIAID
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2014

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis and Diarrhea in Kidney Transplant Recipients  
    Eric Pamer, Manikkam Suthanthiran, Ying Taur, Michael J Satlin, Darshana Dadhania, John Richard Lee, Carl Crawford, Michelle Lubetzky, American journal of transplantation
  • Kidney Allograft Failure in the Steroid‐Free Immunosuppression Era: A Matched Case‐Control Study  
    Joseph E Schwartz, Jun B Lee, Choli Hartono, John R Lee, Darshana M Dadhania, Sandip Kapur, Meredith J Aull, Surya V Seshan, Manikkam Suthanthiran, Mohamad M Alkadi, A..., Clinical Transplantation

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