Byrne Lee, M.D., rejoined City of Hope in 2013 with a focus on the treatment of gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver cancers.
He routinely utilizes minimally invasive approaches such as robotic and laparoscopic techniques.
At City of Hope, Dr. Lee leads the surgical team of the peritoneal surface malignancy and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy program.His expertise in cytoreductive (tumor debulking) surgical procedures has helped our program become one of the most successful in the nation.
Dr. Lee received his medical doctorate from New York Medical College and completed his surgical residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He received his surgical oncology training at City of Hope. Because he has trained and mentored hundreds of surgical residents and medical students, he has received multiple awards in teaching and clinical mentorship.
Guzman E, Pigazzi A, Lee B, Soriano P.A., Nelson R.A., Paz I.B., Trisal V, Kim J, Ellenhorn JDI,. Totally laparoscopic gastric resection with extended lymphadenectomy for gastric Adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2009; 16(8)2218-23
Wagman LD, Lee B, Castillo E, El-Bayar H, Lai L. Liver resection using a four-prong radiofrequency transaction device. The American Surgeon. 2009; 75(10):991-4
Bowne WB, Lee B, Ben-Porat L, Paty PB, Guillen JG, Cohen AM, Enker W, Wong WD, Weiser MR. Opertive salvage for locoregional recurrent colon cancer: An analysis of 100 cases. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2005; 48:897-909
Chorost MI, Datta R, Santiago RC, Lee B, Bollman J, Leitman IM, Ghosh B. Colon cancer screening: Where have we come from and where do we go? Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2004; 85:7-13
Lee B, Leitman IM, Subramanian VA. Esophageal Varices: Is there a role for the portal-systemic shunt? Current Surgery. 2003; 60:370-376
Adusumilli PS, Lee B, Parekh K, Dolgopolov S. Hemoperitoneum from spontaneous rupture of a liver cell adenoma in a male with hyperthyroidism. American Surgeon. 2002; 68:582-583
Adusumilli PS, Lee B, Parekh K, Farrelly PA. Acalculous eosinophilic cholecystitus: A review of adverse effects of herbal medicine in surgical patients. Surgery. 2002; 131:353-356
Lee B, Cable DG, Keeney GL, van Heerden JA. Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix presenting in an inguinal hernia sac. Contemporary Surgery. 2002; 56:742-744