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Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS

Practice areas

  • Endocrine Cancer Team
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Team

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Functioning & Non-functioning Adrenal Nodules
  • Hyperparathyroidism (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
  • Multinodular & Symptomatic Goiters
  • Practice limited to endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid & adrenal surgery)
  • Surgical Treatment of Graves' Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Ultrasound and FNA



Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock


University of Kentucky


Endocrine Surgery, Scott & White Clinic/ Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Temple

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Surgery

Additional information


My name is Cortney Lee; I joined the UK HealthCare surgical faculty in 2011 with advanced training in endocrine surgery and special expertise in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.

I attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock and El Paso, Texas. I completed a general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky followed by an Endocrine Surgery fellowship at Scott & White Clinic in Temple, Texas, in affiliation with Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Medicine.


Ward ND, Lee CY, Lee JT, Sloan DA. Esophageal fistula complicating thyroid lobectomy. J Surg Case Rep. 2015;2015(1).

Lee CY, Long KL, Eldridge RJ, Davenport DL, Sloan DA. Preoperative laryngoscopy in thyroid surgery: Do patients' subjective voice complaints matter? Surgery. 2014 Dec;156(6):1477-82; discussion 1482-3.

Sloan DA, Davenport DL, Eldridge RJ, Lee CY. Surgeon-driven thyroid interrogation of patients presenting with primary hyperparathyroidism. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr;218(4):674-83.

Long KL, Lee CY, Ramaiah C, Sloan DA. Intrapericardial parathyroid adenoma†. J Surg Case Rep. 2013;2013(8).