The Silence Behind Gynecologic Cancers: Expert Q&A

Published Thu 2/11/21

Gynecologic cancers have long been “silent” and are often detected too late. General obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Maryam Siddiqui and gynecologic oncologist Dr. Nita Lee explain possible signs and symptoms, reducing risks and prevention.


Why get the HPV vaccine?

Published Fri 11/2/18

Gynecologic oncologist Nita Karnik Lee talks about what the HPV vaccine protects against and why the FDA recently changed its advice on who should get it.


A sisterhood of cancer survivors lead each other on a path to advocacy

Published Mon 1/13/20

A two-day training allows survivors of cervical cancer to turn their personal experiences with cancer into advocacy to help others.

Katrina Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Areas of Expertise:

  • Gynecology
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Robotic Hysterectomy
  • Gynecologic Surgery



Pap tests: Understand the latest guidelines

Published Mon 6/1/20

Pap tests are an important part of your routine healthcare. Gynecologist Katrina Lee, MD, helps you navigate the latest guideline recommendations.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

Published Thu 1/7/21

University of Chicago Medicine medical oncologist Sonali M. Smith, MD, and gynecologic oncologist Nita Karnik Lee, MD, MPH, answer questions about coronavirus for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.


Retiree lives pain-free after minimally invasive spine surgery

Published Wed 7/1/15

Most days you can find Keith Affeld working in his yard or tinkering with his 1940 Chevy sedan. Having worked in a steel mill for 43 years, he is no stranger to the rigors of physical labor. At 65, he still mows his own lawn. “Throughout my career I’ve done a lot of lifting, turning, twisting, climbing and hammering, never suffering from more than a minor muscular backache,” he explained. However, that all changed in October 2014, when Affeld reached down to pick a weed from his wife’s flower garden.