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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.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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:

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.

Kim James I, Sonawane Samsher B, Lee Major K, Lee Seoung-Hoon, Duff Patrick E, Moore Daniel J, O'Connor Matthew R, Lian Moh-Moh, Deng Shaoping, Choi Yongwon, Yeh Heidi, Caton Andrew J, Markmann James F: Blockade of GITR-GITRL interaction maintains Treg function to prolong allograft survival. European journal of immunology 40 (5): 1369-74,2010.

Lee MK, Sharma A, Czerniecki BJ.: Key paper evaluation: It's all in for the HER family in tumorigenesis. Expert Review of Vaccines. 9 (1): 29-34,2010.

Kim J I, Lee M K, Moore D J, Sonawane S B, Duff P E, O'Connor M R, Yeh H, Lian M M, Deng S, Caton A J, Markmann J F: Regulatory T-cell counter-regulation by innate immunity is a barrier to transplantation tolerance. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 9 (12): 2736-44,2009.

Sonawane Samsher B, Kim James I, Lee Major K, Lee Seoung-Hoon, Duff Patrick E, Moore Daniel J, Lian Moh-Moh, Deng Shaoping, Choi Yongwon, Yeh Heidi, Caton Andrew J, Markmann James F: GITR Blockade Facilitates Treg Mediated Allograft Survival. Transplantation 88 (10): 1169-77,2009.

Lee MK IV, Carpenter JP.: Hemostasis and coagulation. The Surgical Review, 3rd Edition. : 11-20,2009.

Porrett Paige M, Lee Major K, Lian Moh Moh, Wang Jing, Caton Andrew J, Deng Shaoping, Markmann James F, Moore Daniel J: A direct comparison of rejection by CD8 and CD4 T cells in a transgenic model of allotransplantation. Archivum immunologiae et therapiae experimentalis 56 (3): 193-200,2008.

Deng Shaoping, Moore Daniel J, Huang Xiaolun, Lian Moh-Moh, Mohiuddin Muhammad, Velededeoglu Ergun, Lee Major K, Sonawane Samsher, Kim James, Wang Jing, Chen Haiying, Corfe Steven A, Paige Christopher, Shlomchik Mark, Caton Andrew, Markmann James F: Cutting edge: transplant tolerance induced by anti-CD45RB requires B lymphocytes. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 178 (10): 6028-32,2007.

Moore DJ, Sonawane S, Yeh H, Deng S, Lee MK, Markmann JF.: Progress toward antibody-induced transplantation tolerance. Critical Reviews in Immunology 27 (2): 167-218,2007.

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)