Language: English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese
Gender: Male
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Urology - Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center
425 East 61st Street , 12th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-0140
(646) 962-4811
Brady Urologic Health Center
525 East 68th Street , Starr 900
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-4811

Personal Statement

Dr. Richard Lee and his team are dedicated to putting the individual needs of our patients first. With a uniquely hands-on approach that combines the latest in technological innovation with scientific research, we provide comprehensive care in a compassionate and supportive environment. Our goal is to provide superior care that extends far beyond just the clinical aspect of your treatment.

For more information on Dr. Lee, including office contact information, please CLICK HERE.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Neurourology
  • Urology


  • Pelvic Prolapse
  • Laser Urology
  • Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Prostatitis
  • Minimally Invasive Urology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Voiding Dysfunction

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 - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • 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 - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare


Board Certifications

  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Urologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Urology in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2003
  • B.S., Duke University, 1998

Honors & Awards

* Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) Traveling Scholar Award


* Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR) Men's Health Traveling

Fellowship 2007

* Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Grant 2007

* New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished

Housestaff Award 2008

* Doctors of the World Health and Human Rights Leadership Award 2008


Dr. Richard Lee, MD MBA, completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University and his MD/MBA in Healthcare Management at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School.  He completed his surgical internship and urology residency at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  He completed his fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, and Neurourology at both Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, after which he was appointed to the full-time faculty at Cornell in July 2011.  He currently holds joint appointments within the Departments of Urology as well as Healthcare Policy & Research and currently serves as Program Director for the Urology department.

Dr. Lee maintains an active practice in both men and women.  His expertise is in the treatment and evaluation of men and women with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, and benign prostatic hyperplasia.  Our team at Cornell has developed both medical and surgical techniques to preserve and improve urinary function, and we continue to seek ways to improve quality of life for patients.

Dr. Lee is an active participant in translational research and is currently involved in several research protocols as either primary or co-investigator that includes NIH, non-profit foundation, and industry support. He is active in global health, helping to spearhead HIV risk reduction efforts in both China and Africa.  He has established collaborations with several other leading institutions, including The Population Council, Rockefeller University, Cornell Tech, and the Mayo Clinic.  He has been listed as a New York Rising Star since 2014.  He is an active peer reviewer for European Urology, Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology International, and Advances in Urology.  He has also published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored chapters in several urologic textbooks.  He serves on national committees for the AUA.  He serves as Section Editor for Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports and as an Editor for the Asian Journal of UrologyHe is board certified by the American Board of Urology and holds a subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction as well. 

Please contact the office with questions or to make an appointment at (646) 962-4811.