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Benjamin Lee

Benjamin R Lee MD

Professor of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine. New Orleans, LA

Dr. Benjamin Lee, Professor of Urology & Oncology at the Tulane University School of Medicine, has focused his career on advancing new treatments for renal cell carcinoma as well as developing new technologies & techniques for Urologic Oncology. He is author or co-author of more than 200 manuscripts, book chapters, videos and abstracts. Dr. Lee graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude in 1990. He then attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and then continued at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins for residency. He was Assistant Professor at the North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and then promoted to Associate Professor in 2004. He was then promoted to Professor with tenure at the Department of Urology at the Tulane University School of Medicine in 2008.

 Dr. Lee has published on methods to decrease the morbidity of surgery; identifying methods of decreasing recurrence of cancer; explanations why the immune system may be activated differently following laparoscopy compared to open surgery, and further studies into preserving kidney function during laparoscopic & robotic kidney surgery. Dr. Lee’s research has been recognized by awards from the American Urological Association, The Endourological Society and Urology Journal.   He was awarded the prestigious Arthur Smith Award in 2008 for his contributions to the discipline of robotics, laparoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery.