Benjamin R. Lee, M.D.
Professor of Urology
TCC Contributing Member
(504) 988-2750, (504) 988-5059 fax
1430 Tulane Ave., Box SL-42, New Orleans, LA 70112-2699
Dr. Benjamin R. Lee is currently professor of urology at the Tulane University School of Medicine. After graduating magna cum laude from the College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Dr. Lee received his M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1994. He then continued in his surgical and urological training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital under Dr. Patrick Walsh and Dr. Alan Partin. In 2000, he joined the Albert Einstein School of Medicine at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center Department of Urology campus as director of laparoscopy. He was then promoted to associate professor in 2004. Dr. Lee's professional interests have focused on minimally invasive approaches to treat renal cell carcinoma, prostate cancer, transitional cell carcinoma, obstructive kidney disease, stricture disease and kidney stones. He is the author or co-author of more than 80 scientific manuscripts, 31 videos and 178 scientific abstracts. Dr. Lee's research has been recognized with awards from the American Urological Association, The Endourological Society and Urology Journal. He is currently section editor of the "Techniques in Endourology and Video CD-ROM" section of the Journal of Endourology and was elected to the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Lee is the course director of the American Urological Association course Ablative Oncology and has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, teaching other urologists the techniques of minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopy. His research centers on development of novel laparoscopic techniques to decrease the morbidity of resection of renal cell carcinoma, the physiology of laparoscopy, laparoscopic education, and robotics.