Thomas K. Lee, MD

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery | More

Professor of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Thomas K. Lee, MD, is an experienced pediatric general surgeon. His clinical interests include the surgical treatment of congenital anomalies, thoracic disease including chest wall anomalies, gastrointestinal conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, pediatric cancers, and pediatric trauma.

As a dedicated academic surgeon, Dr. Lee has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters on a diverse range of topics, including small bowel transplantation and pediatric trauma care. Dr. Lee serves as a reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Transplantation Proceeding, American Journal of Perinatology and Pediatric Transplantation.

In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Lee is a recipient of several teaching awards for surgical education. He also has expertise in healthcare administration specific to process and quality improvement.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency

  • Weill Cornell Medicine

Fellowship

  • SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Children’s 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
  • 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
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1988

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese