Richard K. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee was recently appointed to a full-time faculty position within the Department of Urology in July 2011 after completing his fellowship. He now practices with several members of the Department of Urology at the newly opened Iris Cantor Men's Health Center (12th floor) , which is located at 425 E. 61st Street.
Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University (Durham, NC), and then moved to the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) to complete both his MD and his MBA. He then moved to New York and began working at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, specifically within the Department of Urology, while completing both his residency rotation and a fellowship.
While completing his residency at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lee was awarded the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) Traveling Scholar Award (2006), the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR) Men's Health Traveling Fellowship (2007), the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Grant (2007), the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award (2008), and the Doctors of the World Health and Human Rights Leadership Award (2008).
Dr. Lee is an active participant in translational research and is currently involved in several protocols as either primary or co-investigator that includes NIH, non-profit foundation, and industry support. He takes part in the peer review process of other's research as a journal reviewer for European Urology, Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology International, and Advances in Urology. He has also published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, co-authored chapters in several urologic texts, and was recently co-author on 5 abstracts presented at the AUA annual meeting this spring in Washington, DC.
His current research interests include BPH, female urology, health outcomes, cost effectiveness analysis, pelvic reconstruction, bioengineering, nanoparticle therapy, and male pelvic health. His institutional collaborators include colleagues within the Department of Urology (Drs. Bander, Te, Kaplan, Tyagi, Shariat, Li, Goldstein, and Tewari), as well as Dr. Robinson in the Department of Pathology and Dr. Mennitt in the Department of Radiology.
Dr. Lee's office is located within the Iris Cantor Men's Health Center at 425 E. 61st Street. You may contact the office with questions or to make an appointment at 646-962-4811.