Sangmin Lee, M.D.
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Sangmin Lee, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English, Korean


Personal Statement

It is a privilege to take care of patients with blood disorders. Each patient is different, each blood disorder is different, and I believe treatment approaches should be tailored to the individual patient. At the Weill Cornell Leukemia Program, we work as a team to recommend treatment options for each patient. We have a number of novel therapeutic options for blood disorders, and we work closely with the scientists at the leukemia program to study each and every patients’ disorder to tailor treatments. Treatment for blood disorders is a unique journey, and I am privileged to be a part of the journey!


Specialties and Expertise


  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hematology


  • MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasm)
  • Myelodysplasia
  • ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasm
  • Immunotherapy
  • AML (Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia)
  • AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia)
  • Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia


Sangmin Lee, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Physician at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. 

After obtaining a BA/MS as a Vagelos Scholar in Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, Dr. Lee received his MD from the University of Miami in 2007. Following his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center from 2010-2013 where he focused on epigenetics of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) under Drs. Azra Raza and Benjamin Tycko. In July 2013, Dr. Lee was recruited to serve in the Leukemia Program in the Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology.  At Weill Cornell, he has served as an Edward P. Evans Fellow in the multi-institutional MDS Clinical Research Consortium, focusing on development of clinical and translational research programs in MDS, as well as other hematologic malignancies. He is currently the principal investigator on clinical trials investigating new therapeutic approaches in elderly AML patients, and is an investigator on a number of clinical trials for MDS, AML, and other myeloproliferative neoplams. He is the principal investigator for translational studies focusing on characterization of mutational and epigenetic profiling of MDS and AML, in collaboration with scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Lee has publications in the Clinical Cancer Research, and Journal of Blood Medicine, among others. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Association for Cancer Research.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, 2007
  • B.A., M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2003


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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