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Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD

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Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD
Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD

Dr. Francis Y. Lee specializes in bone tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic bone cancers, spine tumors, CT-guided radiofrequency ablation for osteoid osteomas as well as complex pediatric orthopedic surgery for developmental orthopedic disorders, limb lengthening and deformity correction. Dr. Lee and his clinical team provide excellent clinical care for complex orthopaedic diseases using state-of-the art technology including CT-guided radiofrequency ablation.

Dr. Lee is currently Vice Chair for Research, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery with Tenure, and Robert Carroll and Jane Chace Carrol Laboratories Professor. In 2009, The Board of Trustees at Columbia University awarded Dr. Lee with a Tenure appointment as an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in honor of his accomplishments as a clinician-scientist for the first time in 150 year’s department history. Dr. Lee is one of rare orthopedic surgeons whose research is supported by NIH and Department of Defense.

Dr. Lee serves as the Chief of the Tumor and Bone Disease service and is the Director of the Center for Orthopedic Research. He conducts both translational and clinical studies on musculoskeletal disorders. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Orthopaedic Research Education and Foundation Clinician Scientist Traveling Fellowship Award and the AAOS Leadership Fellowship. He has been actively involved in professional committees for the AAOS, Orthopaedic Research Society, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, NIH, AAOS Clinician Scientist Development Program, OREF Grant Writing Workshop, and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Question Writing Task Force. Dr. Lee is an effective mentor for medical students, residents, PhD candidates and fellows in the field of musculoskeletal research.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Primary Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
Pediatric Orthopedics
Education And Training
Seoul National University College of Medicine
Residency: UMDNJ, Saint Peters Medical Center
Fellowship: Harvard Hospitals
Fellowship: University of Toronto Hospitals
Clinical Expertise
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopedic Oncology
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Pediatric Orthopedics
Pediatric Oncology
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgical Oncology
Pediatric Trauma
Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Ewing's Sarcoma
Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Cartilage Transplants
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Pediatric Spine Deformities
Limb Preservation/ Salvage
Pediatric Lymphomas
Chordoma Tumor
Benign Neoplasm of Bone
Musculoskeletal Disease
Bone Tumor
Bone Cancer
Pediatric Hip Surgery
Metabolic Bone Disease
Bone Grafting
Bone Disease
Pediatric Hip Disorders
Bone Metastases
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, NY, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-4565
Primary Office
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
Floor: 8
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-8271
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-4565
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: (212) 305-4565
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