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Raphael C. Lee, MD, ScD, DSc (Hon)

Paul and Allene Russell Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

Professor of Medicine (Dermatology)

Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Raphael Lee, MD, ScD, is a very experienced plastic surgeon with special interest in tissue engineering for repair of the chest and abdomen, nerve injury, varicose vein repair, and the correction of scar and contour deformities. He has pioneered functional reconstructive surgery methods for correction of congenital and acquired gynecologic defects.

Dr. Lee is regularly selected as one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons by several local and national publications. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, MacArthur Fellow, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Practice Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery
General Surgery

Medical School

Temple University Medical School


The University of Chicago Medicine


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Burn Association
American College of Surgeons
American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
Association of Academic Plastic Surgery
Chicago Surgical Society
Illinois Society of Plastic Surgery
Illinois Surgical Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
International Society for Burn Injuries
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
National Medical Association
Plastic Surgery Research Council
Society of University Surgeons

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6302

Office Fax

(773) 702-1634

Office Postal Address

Raphael C. Lee, MD, ScD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6035
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Lee

View Dr. Lee’s U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors profile.

Dr. Lee has also been named a Searle Scholar. Read about his research on the Searle Scholars Program Web site.

Dr. Lee was named one of the top surgeons in Chicago by Chicago magazine.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Lee's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.