Language: English
Gender: Female
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Personal Statement

Always interested in the subject of Endocrinology, I completed a rotation as a medical student in the specialty. I realized during that time that Endocrinology relies heavily on patient interaction and patient empowerment, and endocrinology affords me the opportunity to counsel patients personally and to educate them. Working as a diabetes specialist has been especially rewarding because I am able to track a patient's progress and see them improve. Having devoted my early career to working in Brooklyn hospitals, I am excited to return to Brooklyn. I look forward to serving the community that has helped to shape my education.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Endocrinology

Expertise

  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine Conditions In Pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Pituitary Disease

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 [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • 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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [HMO]

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2009
  • B.S., Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City University of New York, 2007

Biography

Dr. Vanessa Lee earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where she also completed her residency in Internal Medicine. There, as both a medical student and as a resident, she conducted clinical research on hypertension medications, as well as autoimmune thyroid disease. Following her residency, she undertook a fellowship in Endocrinology at the New York University Langone Medical Center. During this time, she studied the effects of an osteoporosis medication on bone markers.

Dr. Lee is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Thyroid Association, and the American Medical Association.