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Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD

Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tenure, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Robert E. Carroll and Jane Chace Carroll Laboratories Professor

Vice Chairman of Research, Chief, Tumor & Bone Disease Service

Director, Center of Orthopaedic Research, Columbia University Senator


Office: 212-305-3293 | Appointments: 212-305-4565

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: 212-305-0622

Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD, specializes in treating bone tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic bone cancers, spine tumors, giant cell tumors, bone cysts, and osteochondromas. He employs the latest technologies and approaches, such as CT-guided radiofrequency ablation for osteoid osteomas and advanced surgical techniques to address developmental orthopedic disorders, complex fractures, limb-lengthen differences, and orthopedic deformities in children.

Dr. Lee is the Robert E. Carroll and Jane Chance Carroll Laboratories Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In 2012, for the first time in its history, Columbia University's Board of Trustees awarded Dr. Lee with a university-wide tenure appointment as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in honor of his scholarly accomplishments as a clinician-scientist with research programs funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

His translational and clinical research includes studies on inflammatory pathways in bone cancer, implant-host interface biology, fracture healing, and other topics related to musculoskeletal disorders. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons / Orthopaedic Research Education and Foundation Clinician Scientist Traveling Fellowship Award and the AAOS Leadership Fellowship.

Dr. Lee is actively involved in the Columbia University Senate (Budget Committee and Research Policy Committee), the New York Orthopaedic Hospital Executive Committee, the ColumbiaDoctors Board of Governance, Columbia University Medical Center's Committee on Appointment and Promotion, and the Faculty of Council. He has also served on professional committees for the AAOS, the Orthopaedic Research Society, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and the NIH.

He is one of a handful of orthopedic surgeons with two NIH R01 Research Grants, a Department of Defense Grant, and a Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Senior Investigator Grant. He has reviewed articles for the NIH and other scholarly organizations.

Dr. Lee mentors orthopedic residents in the Translational Research in Orthopaedics (TRIO) 6-year Resident Scholar Track at the Robert E. Carroll and Jane Chace Carroll Research Laboratories and CUMC Musculoskeletal Center. The TRIO program provides research training for orthopedic residents pursuing academic careers as orthopedic surgeons and researchers in the field of musculoskeletal science.


Education

1982Bachelor of Science
Seoul National University, Seoul Korea
1986Doctor of Medicine
Seoul National University, Seoul Korea
1992M.S., Ph.D.
Seoul National University Orthopaedic Science

Postdoctoral Training

1986-1991Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
1991-1992Fellow, Orthopaedic Surgery
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
1992-1997Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
1995Orthopaedic Research Fellow
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
1996Orthopaedic Research Fellow
New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
1997-1998Clinical Fellow, Orthopadic Oncology
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General & Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
1998-1999Clinical Fellow
The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Licensure

  •    New York
  •    New Jersey

Board Certification

  •    Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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