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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • 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 Surgery (Partial Hepatectomy)
  • Liver Tumor Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Liver Resection 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

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

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

Memberships

American Board of Surgery Qualifying Examination Standard Setting Committee, National Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, National International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association, International Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lee is employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Maggino L, Malleo G, Bassi C, Allegrini V, Beane JD, Beckman RM, Chen B, Dickson EJ, Drebin JA, Ecker BL, Fraker DL, House MG, Jamieson NB, Javed AA, Kowalsky SJ, Lee MK, McMillan MT, Roses RE, Salvia R, Valero V 3rd, Velu LKP, Wolfgang CL, Zureikat AH, Vollmer CM Jr: Identification of an optimal cut-off for drain fluid amylase on postoperative day 1 for predicting clinically relevant fistula after distal pancreatectomy: A multi-institutional analysis and external validation Annals of Surgery 269 (2): 337-343,2019.

Seykora TF, Maggino L, Malleo G, Lee MK 4th, Roses R, Salvia R, Bassi C, Vollmer CM Jr: Evolving the paradigm of early drain removal following pancreatoduodenectomy Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 23 (1): 135-144,2019.

Maggino L, Malleo G, Bassi C, Allegrini V, McMillan MT, Borin A, Chen B, Drebin JA, Ecker BL, Fraker DL, Lee MK, Paiella S, Roses RE, Salvia R, Vollmer CM Jr: Decoding grade B pancreatic fistula: A clinical and economical analysis and subclassification proposal Annals of Surgery : 2018 (Epub).

Concors SJ, Kirkland ML, Schuricht AL, Dempsey DT, Morris JB, Vollmer CM, Drebin JA, Lee MK: Resection of gallbladder remnants after subtotal cholecystectomy: presentation and management HPB (Oxford) 20 (11): 1062-1066,2018.

Lee MK IV: How should I approach post-pancreatectomy hemorrhage? Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplant Surgery: Practical Management of Dilemmas : 2018.

Ecker BL, Vining CC, Roses RE, Maggino L, Lee MK, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, Vollmer CM Jr, Datta J: Identification of patients for adjuvant therapy after resection of carcinoma of the extrahepatic bile ducts: A propensity score-matched analysis Annals of Surgical Oncology 24 (13): 3926-3933,2017.

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 265 (6): 1209-1218,2017.

Ecker BL, McMillan MT, Datta J, Lee MK, Karakousis GC, Vollmer CM Jr, Drebin JA, Fraker DL, Roses RE: Adjuvant chemotherapy versus chemoradiotherapy in the management of patients with surgically resected duodenal adenocarcinoma: A propensity score-matched analysis of a nationwide clinical oncology database Cancer 123 (6): 967-976,2017.

Newton AD, Predina J, Mizelle J, Connolly C, Dunbar A, Baldassari M, Drebin JA, Singhal S, Lee MK: Intraoperative near-infrared imaging with second window indocyanine green for pancreatic adenocarcinoma Journal of the American College of Surgeons 4 (Suppl 1): S193,2017.

Lee MK IV, Vollmer CM Jr: Postcholecystectomy problems Blumgart's Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, & Pancreas : 633-641,2017.

Academic Contact Info

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

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