Soo J. Rhee, M.D.

Vascular Surgery
Soo Rhee

Soo J. Rhee, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and an Assistant Attending Surgeon in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Board-certified in both vascular and general surgery, Dr. Rhee has strong expertise in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins including endovenous laser, radiofrequency, and mechanochemical ablation. She also specializes in cosmetic treatment of spider veins.

Dr. Rhee is co-director of the Comprehensive Vein Program, which provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all forms of venous disorders, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), venous ulcers, and varicose and spider veins.

A cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Rhee earned her MD from NYU School of Medicine in 2000. She did her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and completed her fellowship in Vascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Rhee is a member of several prestigious medical and surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Phlebology and the New England Society for Vascular Surgery. She is also credentialed as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). She is well published in her field and has given many presentations at professional meetings across the country.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [POS]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • CIGNA [PPO]
  • CIGNA
  • CIGNA [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • GHI [CBP]
  • GHI [PPO]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [PPO]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom PPO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty HMO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty PPO]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Health Care [HMO]
  • United Health Care [EPO]
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care [PPO]

Publications

Publications

1. Sanford DA, Kelly D, Rhee SJ, Stoughton J, Cantelmo NL. Importance of Phasicity in Detection of Proximal Iliac Vein Thrombosis with Venous Duplex Examination. J Vasc Ultrasound 2011; 35(3):150-3.

2. Rhee SJ and McKinsey JF. "The Role of Plaque Excision in Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease." Advanced Therapies in Endovascular Interventions. Edited by Peter H. Lin et al. Ontario, Canada: BC Decker Inc, in press.

3. DeRubertis BG, Vouyouka A, Rhee SJ, Califano J, Karwowski J, Angie N, Faries PL, Kent KC. Percutaneous intervention for infrainguinal occlusive disease in women: equivalent outcomes despite increased severity of disease compared with men. J Vasc Surg 2008; 48(1):150-7.

4. Rhee-Moore SJ, DeRubertis BG, Lam RC, Hynecek RL, Lee L, McKinsey JF, Morrissey NJ, Karwowski J, Mureebe L, Kent KC, Faries PL. Periprocedural complication rates are equivalent between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients undergoing carotid angioplasty and stenting. Ann Vasc Surg 2008; 22(2)233-7.

5. Lam RC, Rhee SJ, Morrissey NJ, McKinsey JF, Faries PL, Kent KC. Minimally invasive retrieval of a dislodged Wallstent endoprosthesis after an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg 2008;47(2):450-3.

6. DeRubertis BG, Pierce M, Chaer RA, Rhee SJ, Benjeloun R, Ryer EJ, Kent KC, Faries PL. Lesion severity and treatment complexity are associated with outcome after percutaneous infra-inguinal intervention. J Vasc Surg 2007; 46(4):709-16.

7. Rhee SJ, McKinsey JF. In-stent restenosis of the SFA. Endovascular Today. April, 2007

8. Timaran CH, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Lipsitz EC, Gargiulo NJ 3rd, Rhee SJ, Malas MH, Suggs WD, Pacanowski JP. Influence of type II endoleak volume on aneurysm wall pressure and distribution in an experimental model. J Vasc Surg 2005;41(4):657-63.

9. Kurvers H, Veith FJ, Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Gargiulo NJ, Cayne NS, Suggs WD, Timaran CH, Kwon GY, Rhee SJ, Santigo C. Discontinuous, staccato growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Am Coll Surg 2004:199(5):709-15.

10. Timaran CH, Ohki T, Rhee SJ, Veith FJ, Gargiulo NJ, Toriumi H, Malas MB, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Lipsitz EC. Predicting aneurysm enlargement in patients with persistent type II endoleaks, J Vasc Surg 2004;39(6):1157-62.

11. Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Rhee SJ, Kurvers H, Timaran C, Gargiulo NJ, Suggs WD, Wain RA. Fate of collateral vessels following subintimal angioplasty. J Endovasc Ther 2004; 11(3):269-73.

12. Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Rhee SJ, Gargiulo NJ, Suggs WD, Wain RA. Patency rates of femorofemoral bypasses associated with endovascular aneurysm repair surpass those performed for occlusive disease. J Endovasc Ther 2003;10(6):1061-5.

13. Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Rhee SJ, Gargiulo NJ, McKay J. Delayed open conversion following endovascular aortoiliac aneurysm repair: partial (or complete) endograft preservation as a useful adjunct. J Vasc Surg 2003;38(6):1191-8.

14. Cayne NS, Rhee SJ, Veith FJ, Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Gargiulo NJ, Mehta M, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Rosenblit A, Timaran C. Does transrenal fixation of aortic endografts impair renal function? J Vasc Surg 2003;38(4):639-44.

15. Rhee SJ, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Kurvers H. Current status of management of type II endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Ann Vasc Surg 2003;17(3):335-44.

16. Peled ZM, Rhee SJ, Hsu M, Chang J, Krummel TM, Longaker MT. The ontogeny of scarless healing II: EGF and PDGF-B gene expression in fetal rat skin and fibroblasts as a function of gestational age. Ann Plast Surg 2001;47(4):417-24.

Abstracts and Presentations

1. Rhee SJ, Stoughton J, Cantelmo NL. Procedural Factors Influencing the Incidence of Endovenous Heat Induced Thrombus (EHIT). Presented at 39th Annual Symposium of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Orlando, FL, March 2011.

2. Sanford DA, Kelly D, Rhee SJ, Stoughton J, Cantelmo NL. Importance of Phasicity in Detection of Proximal Iliac Thrombosis in Venous Duplex Exam. Poster presentation at 2010 Society for Vascular Ultrasound Annual Conference, Boston, MA, June 2010.

3. Rhee SJ, Hynecek RL, Khare G, Benjelloun R, Ramirez D, DeRubertis BG, Kent KC, PL Faries. Elastase-induced porcine aneurysm formation is associated with the upregulation of inlammatory mediators and matrix metalloproteinases. Poster presentation at 2nd Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Phoenix, AZ, Feb 2007

4. Rhee-Moore SJ, DeRubertis BG, Lam RC, Hynecek RL, Lee L, McKinsey JF, Morrissey NJ, Karwowski J, Mureebe L, Kent KC, Faries PL. Periprocedural Complication Rates are Equivalent Between Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients Undergoing Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting. Presented at 17th Annual Winter Meeting of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Steamboat Springs, CO, Jan 2007.

5. Timaran CH, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Lipsitz EC, Rhee SJ, Malas MH, et al. Influence of type II endoleak volume on aneurysm sac pressure and distrubution in an experimental model. Presented at 18th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Vascular Society, Philadelphia, PA, May 2004

6. Lipsitz EC, Veith FJ, Rhee SJ, Kurvers H, Harvey J, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Garguilo NJ, Ohki T. Is repetitive bypass justified after multiple previous failures: when is enough enough? Presented at 30th Anniversary Meeting of the New England Society of Vascular Surgery, Newport, RI, Sept 2003.

7. Timaran CH, Ohki T, Rhee SJ, Veith FJ, Gargiulo NJ, Toriumi H, Malas MB, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Lipsitz EC. Predicting aneurysm enlargement in patients with persistent type II endoleaks. Presented at 30th Anniversary Meeting of the New England Society of Vascular Surgery, Newport, RI, Sept 2003.

8. Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Rhee SJ, Kurvers H, Gargiulo NJ, Timaran CH. Fate of collateral vessels following subintimal angioplasty for the treatment of lower extremity ischemia. Presented at Vascular Annual Meeting 2003, Chicago, IL, June 2003. Presented at 17th Annual Meeting of The Eastern Vascular Society, New York, NY, May 2003

9. Cayne NS, Rhee SJ, Veith FJ, Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Gargiulo NJ, Mehta M, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Lamparello PJ, Timaran CH. Does transrenal fixation of aortic endografts cause renal infarcts and impair renal function? Presented at Montefiore Young Investigators' Symposium, Bronx, NY, May 2003. Presented at 31st Annual Symposium on Vascular Surgery of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Miami, FL, March 2003.

10. Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Gargiulo NJ, Rhee SJ, Suggs WD, Wain RA. Patency rates of femorofemoral bypasses performed with endovascular aneurysm repair surpass those performed for occlusive disease. Presented at Montefiore Young Investigators' Symposium, Bronx, NY, May 2003. Poster presentation at 31st Annual Symposium on Vascular Surgery of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Miami, FL, March 2003.

11. Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Veith FJ, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Rhee SJ, Gargiulo NJ, McKay J. Delayed conversion following endovascular aortoiliac aneurysm repair. Presented at 17th Annual Meeting of The Eastern Vascular Society, New York, NY, May 2003.

12. Rhee SJ, Cayne NS, Veith FJ, Lipsitz EC, Ohki T, Cynamon J, Gargiulo NJ, Mehta M, Suggs WD, Wain RA. Renal effects of transrenal and infrarenal fixation of aortic endografts. Presented at 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2003.

13. Gargiulo NJ, Suggs WD, Lipsitz EC, Veith FJ, Ohki T, Cayne NS, Timaran CH, Rhee SJ, Wain RA, Reed T, Kurvers H, Goodwin A, Goodman E. Simultaneous IVC filter placement and gastric bypass in super-obese patients prevents pulmonary embolism. Presented at 31st Annual Symposium on Vascular Surgery of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Miami, FL, March 2003.

14. Rhee SJ, Pathy VV, Zager JS, Delman KA, Owen RP. Acute stump appendicitis following laparoscopic appendectomy: a report of four cases. Presented at New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, New York, NY. March 2003.

15. Ohki T, Yadav J, Gargiulo NJ, Kurvers H, Rhee SJ, Veith FJ, Stern D. Preliminary results of an implantable wireless aneurysm pressure sensor in a canine model: will surveillance CT Scan following endovascular AAA repair become obsolete?, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, 10(S1): I-32 Feb 2003. Presented at International Congress XVI on Endovascular Interventions, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2003.

16. Kurvers H, Veith FJ, Lipsitz EC, Kwon GY, Gargiulo NJ, Timaran CH, Ohki T, Suggs WD, Wain RA, Rhee SJ, Santigo C. Staccato growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms and its management implications. Presented at 27th Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Tucson, AZ, Jan 2003.

17. Rhee SJ, Peled ZM, Liu W, Hsu M, Chin GS, Longaker MT. Endogenous epidermal growth factor expression (EGF) mRNA levels in embryonic rat skin and fibroblasts as a function of gestational age. Presented at 86th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL Oct. 2000

Honors and Awards

May 2007 New York Society for Vascular Surgery, New York, NY

Awarded W.L Gore research grant for basic science

"Prevention of neointimal hyperplasia with Paclitaxel in a porcine model of arteriovenous and arterioarterial graft stenosis"

May 2003 Montefiore Young Investigators' Symposium, Bronx, NY

Third Prize

"Does transrenal fixation of aortic endografts cause renal infarcts and impair renal function?"

March 2003 New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, New York, NY

Third Prize in Resident Presentation Forum

"Acute stump appendicitis following laparoscopic appendectomy: a report of four cases"

May 1996 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Graduated with Cum Laude Honors