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Thomas K. Lee, MD

Professor of Surgery

Thomas K. Lee, MD, is an experienced pediatric general surgeon. His clinical interests include the surgical treatment of congenital anomalies, thoracic disease including chest wall anomalies, gastrointestinal conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, pediatric cancers, and pediatric trauma.

As a dedicated academic surgeon, Dr. Lee has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters on a diverse range of topics, including small bowel transplantation and pediatric trauma care. Dr. Lee serves as a reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Transplantation Proceeding, American Journal of Perinatology and Pediatric Transplantation.

In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Lee is a recipient of several teaching awards for surgical education. He also has expertise in healthcare administration specific to process and quality improvement.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children’s Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at South Loop 
1101 S. Canal Street, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60607

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric surgery

Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College


St. Louis University (pediatric surgery)


American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgical Association
Children's Oncology Group

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6175

Office Fax

(773) 702-1192

Office Postal Address

Thomas Kang Ming Lee, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4062
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

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