Nita Karnik Lee, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic malignancies. Her focus is on providing comprehensive and compassionate care to women diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar or vaginal cancers. She is skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery for gynecologic cancers and complex benign gynecologic conditions.

Dr. Lee’s research interests include cancer survivorship, cancer disparities, and clinical trials focusing on new therapies for ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers. She is an active member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a cooperative research group supported by the National Cancer Institute.

Her recent funded research focuses on endometrial cancer survivorship and the importance of healthy lifestyle change after diagnosis. She is also interested in the screening, prevention, and early detection of gynecologic cancers by educating providers and patients.

Education

Tulane University

Additional Education

  • Internship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
  • Stanford University Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology Group
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

Women's Health at Silver Cross Hospital - New Lenox

Request an Appointment at Women's Health at Silver Cross Hospital - New Lenox or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

To Refer a Patient

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English