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James A. Lee

James A. Lee, MD

Chief, Endocrine Surgery


Member of: Stamford Health Medical Group

About Me

James A. Lee, MD, is Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Stamford Health. As an endocrine surgeon, he specializes in the care of patients who have disorders and diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Dr. Lee holds the appointment of the Edwin C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1999. Afterward, he performed an internship and two residencies in surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University). He also performed a fellowship in adult stem cell research at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Before his medical studies, Dr. Lee attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in English literature.

Using his expertise and great passion for education, Dr. Lee has developed and organized several postgraduate courses in surgery. He is director of the COACH Education Project, which creates and maintains a multimedia curriculum for surgical education.

As a physician and surgeon with Stamford Health, Dr. Lee is dedicated to providing personalized care and advanced, innovative treatment for his patients.



Special Interests

Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal


  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery


Medical School

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons


Presbyterian Hospital in the City of NY Columbia-Presbyterian Med Ctr


University of California San Francisco

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) Secretary
  • American College of Surgeons

Academic Appointment

Edwin K. & Anne C. Weiskopf Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at Columbia University

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