Grace S Lee, MD, FACS
Grace S. Lee, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon, who completed a dedicated subspecialty fellowship training in endocrine surgery. As an endocrine surgeon, Dr. Lee strongly believes in helping patients understand their endocrine condition and inviting them in shared decision-making for further diagnostic process and treatment.
Dr. Lee’s current clinical interests include innovative techniques in endocrine surgery such as minimally invasive, image-guided surgery, transoral thyroid surgery, and radiofrequency ablation. Her research interests are real-time intraoperative imaging technique for parathyroid surgery, endocrine surgery outcomes and quality improvement, radiofrequency ablation guidelines, among others.
Dr. Lee says the best parts of her job are providing patients with a definitive solution to complex disease processes in minimally invasive approach.
“When patients leave the initial consultation understanding more about their disease and feeling less nervous about their surgery, I feel we are already well on our way to achieving a surgical success,” she says. “It is even sweeter when the patients come back with smiles after the surgery. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the needs of patients who trust me to help them. I also enjoy being able to advance the field of endocrine surgery through research and utilizing the latest techniques that improve and push patient care forward.”
Dr. Lee says she was fortunate to meet several great role models in endocrine surgery as a trainee. “The high demand for technical finesse, precision, and meticulous attention to details required of an endocrine surgeon suited me well,” she says. “Being able to closely collaborate with expert colleagues from other specialties to provide the best multidisciplinary care is another element that attracted me to endocrine surgery.”
When it comes to reassuring patients, Dr. Lee says she and her team are solely committed to assisting and guiding the patients throughout their surgical journey. “I will do my best to safely take you to a better place than where you started before the surgery,” she tells them.
- Assistant Professor
Education & Training
- Clinical fellow in Endocrine surgeryMayo Clinic (2015)
- Chief residentBrigham and Women's Hospital (2014)
- ResidentBrigham and Women's Hospital (2013)
- Post-doctoral research fellowBrigham and Women's Hospital (2010)
- MDUniversity of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2005)
- BSDuke University (1999)