Nita Karnik Lee, MD, MPH

Gynecologic Oncology (Gynecologic Cancer), OB/GYN | More

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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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.

Medical Education

  • Tulane University School of Medicine

Internship

  • Northwestern Medicine

Residency

  • Northwestern Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of California San Francisco Health; Stanford Health Care

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology Group
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English