Paul C. Lee, M.D.

Thoracic Surgery

Paul C. Lee, M.D.

We have seen a rapid growth of thoracic surgery over the past several years at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Major lung and esophageal resections continue to increase annually, while the operative mortality remains one of the lowest in the nation.This is made possible by a dedicated team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pulmonary specialists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.  At Weill Cornell, we strive to provide the best and the most complete care to every patient.

Dr. Paul C. Lee is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and an Attending Surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Dr. Lee is also the Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Division and  the Vice Chairman of the Department of the Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Hospital Queens.

Dr. Lee completed his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He carried out his general surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During this time, Dr. Lee received additional training in minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Paul C. Lee has published more than eighty peer-reviewed articles and has presented in many national meetings in the fields of cardiopulmonary physiology, molecular cell biology and thoracic oncology.

Dr. Lee has a special interest in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancers, as well as in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and achalasia.

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