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Paul C. Lee, MD

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Dr. Paul C. Lee is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and an Attending Surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lee is also the Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Division and the Vice Chairman of the Department of the Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Lee completed his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He carried out his general surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During this time, Dr. Lee received additional training in minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Paul C. Lee has published more than eighty peer-reviewed articles and has presented in many national meetings in the fields of cardiopulmonary physiology, molecular cell biology and thoracic oncology. Dr. Lee has a special interest in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancers, as well as in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and achalasia.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialty
Thoracic Surgery (Board Certified)
Board Certifications
General Surgery
Cardiac Surgery
Education And Training
1995 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency: 2001 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency: 2003 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency: 2003 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical Expertise
GERD Surgery
Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Cancer
Mediastinal Tumors
Barrett's Esophagus
Lung Cancer
Insurance Programs
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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
Affinity [HMO]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Fidelis Care
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [MCD, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [HMO, MCD]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
United Healthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]


This provider accepts new patients
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Suite M-404
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-5043
Fax: (212) 746-8223
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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