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Paul and Allene Russell Professor of Surgery Professor of Medicine and Organismal Biology and Anatomy

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Raphael C. Lee, MD, ScD, DSc (Hon)
Raphael Lee, MD, ScD, is a very experienced plastic surgeon with special interest in tissue engineering for repair of the chest and abdomen, nerve injury, varicose vein repair, and the correction of scar and contour deformities. He has pioneered functional reconstructive surgery methods for correction of congenital and acquired gynecologic defects.

Dr. Lee is regularly selected as one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons by several local and national publications. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, MacArthur Fellow, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Temple University Medical School

Additional Education

  • Internship: University of Chicago Medicine
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • National Medical Association
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society for Burn Injuries
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Illinois Surgical Society
  • Illinois Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • Association of Academic Plastic Surgery
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1983

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English