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Major Kenneth Lee, IV, MD, PhD

Major Kenneth Lee, IV, MD, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Lee is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Bile Duct Tumor
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Resection - Minimally Invasive
  • Liver Resection (Hepatic Resection)
  • Liver Tumor Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreatitis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lee is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

McMillan MT, Malleo G, Bassi C, Allegrini V, Casetti L, Drebin JA, Esposito A, Landoni L, Lee MK, Pulvirenti A, Roses RE, Salvia R, Vollmer CM: Multicenter, prospective trial of selective drain management for pancreatoduodenectomy using risk stratification Annals of Surgery : 2016 (Epub ahead of print).

Neylan CJ, Damrauer SM, Kelz RR, Farrar JT, Dempsey DT, Lee MK, Karakousis GC, Tewksbury CM, Pickett-Blakely OE, Williams NN, Dumon KR: The role of body mass index class in cholecystectomy after acute cholecystitis: An American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis Surgery 160 (3): 699-707,2016.

Lee MK, Gao F, Strasberg SM: Completion of a liver surgery complexity score and classification based on an international survey of experts Journal of the American College of Surgeons 223 (2): 332-342,2016.

McMillan MT, Lewis RS, Drebin JA, Teitelbaum UR, Lee MK, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Vollmer CM: The efficacy of adjuvant therapy for pancreatic invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) Cancer 122 (4): 521-533,2016.

McMillan MT, Malleo G, Bassi C, Butturini G, Salvia R, Roses RE, Lee MK, Fraker DL, Drebin JA, Vollmer CM: Drain management after pancreatoduodenectomy: Reappraisal of a prospective randomized trial using risk stratification Journal of the American College of Surgeons 221 (4): 798-809,2015.

Datta J, Lewis RS, Strasberg SM, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JD, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, Lee MK, Vollmer CM: Quantifying the burden of complications following total pancreatectomy using the postoperative morbidity index: a multi-institutional perspective Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 19 (3): 506-515,2015.

Lee MK, Gao F, Strasberg SM: Perceived complexity of various liver resections: Results of a survey of experts with development of a complexity score and classification Journal of the American College of Surgeons 220 (1): 64-69,2015.

Lee MK, Lewis RS, Strasberg SM, Hall BL, Allendorf JD, Beane JD, Behrman SW, Callery MP, Christein JD, Drebin JA, Epelboym I, He J, Pitt HA, Winslow E, Wolfgang C, Vollmer CM: Defining the post-operative morbidity index for distal pancreatectomy HPB: The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association 16 (10): 915-923,2014.

Lee MK IV, Xu S, Fitzpatrick EH, Sharma A, Graves HL, Czerniecki BJ: Inhibition of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell function and conversion into Th1-like effectors by a Toll-like receptor-activated dendritic cell vaccine PLoS One 8 (11): e74698,2013.

Lee MK IV, Vollmer CM.: The current state of minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy Current Surgery Rep. 1 : 106-113,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 4 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)