Kyungmouk Steve Lee, M.D.
Interventional Radiology
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Kyungmouk Steve Lee, M.D.

Interventional Radiology

Gender: Male
Language: English, Korean
Insurance: 40 accepted  View

Credentials

Specialties

  • Interventional Oncology
  • Interventional Radiology

Expertise

  • Liver Embolization
  • Tumor Embolization
  • Ablation of Liver Lesion
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Radioembolization
  • Embolization of Blood Vessel
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • Fibroid Embolization
  • Cryoablation
  • Microwave Ablation With Computed Tomography Guidance
  • Central Venous Catheter Insertion
  • Venous Access PICC, Port
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • CT Guided Celiac Plexus Block
  • Biopsy

Qualifications

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Radiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2009
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004

Research

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Personal Statement

Having been at Weill Cornell Medicine for more than 10 years, I believe that patients who come to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital receive the highest quality care. As a physician, I specialize in image-guided interventions with a focus in treating liver tumors. Using state-of-the-art imaging technology, I perform minimally invasive procedures, providing an alternative to surgery. As a clinician, I demand excellence of myself and my team with the goal of delivering outstanding, personalized care to every patient.

Biography

Kyungmouk Steve Lee, M.D. is a board-certified interventional radiologist specializing in the treatment of liver tumors. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and maintains specialty certification in Interventional Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology (IR/DR).

Dr. Lee earned his bachelor of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and his medical degree with honors in research from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in interventional radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is currently an assistant professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an assistant attending radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Lee’s research focus is in optimizing non-surgical ablative therapy of tumors (e.g., using a needle with extreme heat or cold to destroy cancer). He is also researching the use of image-guided infusion of endothelial cells for liver regeneration and the treatment of cirrhosis. He has authored over 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as being awarded research grants from the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.

Dr. Lee’s clinical expertise is in interventional radiology and he uses a multidisciplinary approach to decide the best treatment strategy for each patient. His clinical focus is in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer including:

  • Liver Tumor Embolization (Chemoembolization, Y90 Radioembolization)
  • Ablation of Tumors (Microwave Ablation, Cryoablation)
  • Image Guided Nerve Block / Neurolysis
  • Image Guided Biopsy
  • Port Placement

Dr. Lee lives with his wife and daughter, and enjoys classical music (Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven).

Insurance

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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Radiological Society of North America Research Fellow Grant, 2014

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Radiology Resident Research Grant, 2013

Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2013

Cornell University Medical College Dean William Mecklenburg Polk Prize, 2009