Nita Karnik Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Nita Karnik Lee, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic malignancies. Her focus is on providing comprehensive and compassionate care to women diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar or vaginal cancers. She is skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery for gynecologic cancers and complex benign gynecologic conditions.
Dr. Lee’s research interests include cancer survivorship, cancer disparities, and clinical trials focusing on new therapies for ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers. She is an active member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a cooperative research group supported by the National Cancer Institute.
Her recent funded research focuses on endometrial cancer survivorship and the importance of healthy lifestyle change after diagnosis. She is also interested in the screening, prevention, and early detection of gynecologic cancers by educating providers and patients.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Chicago Obstetrics
Year Started Practice
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Internship and Residency
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago
University of California at San Francisco Medical Center
Gynecologic Oncology Group
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Learn More About Dr. Lee
The University of Chicago Medicine's Science Life blog featured Dr. Lee in a series of brief videos discussing cervical cancer detection, treatment, risk factors, and the HPV vaccine.
In 2012, Dr. Lee was named a junior faculty scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, an initiative that seeks to improve doctor-patient relations through physician career development.
View a partial list Dr. Lee's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.