Paul C. Lee, MD

Thoracic Surgery
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 746-5043
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


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.

Area of Expertise

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]


Medicare [Medicare]

Oscar (Exchange)

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]



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


525 East 68th Street Suite M-404
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-5043

Fax: (212) 746-8223

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