Benjamin Lee, MD

Benjamin Lee, MD Specialties: Thoracic Surgery

Benjamin Lee, MD
Specialties: Thoracic Surgery
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525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
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    136-56 39th Avenue
    Flushing, NY 11354
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    56-45 Main Street
    Flushing, NY 11355
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    56-45 Main Street
    Flushing, NY 11355

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  • Agewell Medicare
  • Amerigroup
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  • Amida Care
  • Amida Care Medicaid, HARP
  • Anthem
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  • Connecticare
  • Elderplan
  • Emblem Health GHI
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  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Healthcare Partners Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare
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  • Healthfirst Medicare
  • Magnacare Commercial
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford
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  • Pacificare PPO
  • The Empire Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health Commercial; Medicaid; HARP; Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare COMMUNITY PLAN
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare
  • Vytra Healthcare HMO, PPO
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  • WellCare Medicare
  • WellCare MTLC

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About Benjamin Lee, MD

Benjamin E. Lee, M.D., is a board-certified thoracic surgeon, who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders and diseases of the chest, including benign and malignant tumors of the lungs, esophagus, and the mediastinum. Dr. Lee received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and religious studies from Duke University in 1995. He completed his medical degree in 2001 at New York Medical College and his general surgery residency in 2007 at the University of California at Davis Medical Center. From 2004 to 2005, he completed a thoracic surgical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and was awarded a Society of University Surgeons Traveling Fellowship Award in 2006. Following his general surgery residency, he returned to the east coast to complete a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at New York Presbyterian/Cornell Medical Center in 2009. He joined The Valley Hospital Medical Staff in 2009 prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weil Cornell Medical College.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital


  • Benign Esophageal Disease

  • Benign Tumor of Mediastinum

  • Combined Laparoscopic and VATS Approach

  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery

  • Esophageal Diverticulum

  • Esophageal Surgery

  • Esophagectomy

  • Esophagomyotomy

  • Esophagus

  • Excision

  • Excision of Chest Wall Tumor

  • Excision of Mediastinal Cyst

  • Excision of Mediastinal Tumor

  • Extrapleural Pneumonectomy

  • Hiatal Hernia

  • Laparoscopic

  • Low Dose Computed Tomography of Lungs For Lung Cancer Screening

  • Lung Cancer

  • Lung Cancer Surgery

  • Lung Cancer-Diagnostic Testing

  • Malignant Neoplasm of Anterior Mediastinum

  • Management of Lung Nodules

  • Mediastinal Mass Resection

  • Mesothelioma

  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

  • Pancoast

  • Paraesophageal

  • Pleurectomy

  • Repair

  • Resection

  • Rib and Chest Wall

  • Robot-Assisted

  • Secondary Cancer of Lung

  • Surgical Management of Lung Cancer

  • Surgical Removal of Thymoma

  • Thorascopic Lung Surgery

  • Thymectomy With Video-Assisted

  • Tumor


  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Internship: Memorial Sloan Cancer Center
  • Medical School: New York Medical College
  • Residency: University of California Davis Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery