Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS

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Dr. Cortney Lee is a board-certified surgeon with advanced training in endocrine surgery. After completing medical school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and El Paso, Texas, Lee joined UK for general surgery residency. She then returned to Texas for an endocrine surgery fellowship at Scott & White Medical Center, the primary clinical teaching campus of Texas A&M.

She rejoined UK HealthCare in 2011, and is now an Associate Professor of Surgery with special expertise in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery. She has a special interest in surgeon-directed ultrasound and FNA. She uses many techniques to improve her patients’ experiences including radio-guided, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and minimally invasive laparoscopic and retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy.

Lee is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association, and she is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from the UK College of Medicine.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
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  • Awards

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    • College of Medicine “Clinical Teaching Award” for Surgery, 2014, 2016 and 2017
    • Ward O. Griffen Surgery Teaching Award, 2017

Training & Education


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 and Special Training

American Board of Surgery
Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound

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