Paul C. Lee, M.D., M.P.H.

Paul C. Lee, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Paul C. Lee is the vice chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the chief of Thoracic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Queens. He 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 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/ Weill Cornell 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. 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.

Clinical Expertise

  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Barrett's Esophagus


  • Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, New York-Presbyterian/Queens
  • Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York-Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


  • M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1995

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens congratulates Dr. Lee on his appointment as Vice Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief, Thoracic Surgery Division.

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