Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS

Clinical interests

  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid
  • Parathyroid Surgery and Adrenal Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cncology Ultrasound and FNA

Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS


My name is Cortney Lee; I joined the UK HealthCare surgical faculty with advanced training in endocrine surgery and special expertise in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.

I attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock and El Paso, Texas. I completed a surgical residency at the UK College of Medicine. I also completed an endocrine surgery fellowship at Scott & White Clinic in Temple, Texas, in affiliation with Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Medicine.

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock

University of Kentucky, Lexington

Endocrine Surgery, Scott & White Clinic/ Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Temple, Texas

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery

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Ward ND, Lee CY, Lee JT, Sloan DA. Esophageal fistula complicating thyroid lobectomy. J Surg Case Rep. 2015;2015(1).

Lee CY, Long KL, Eldridge RJ, Davenport DL, Sloan DA. Preoperative laryngoscopy in thyroid surgery: Do patients' subjective voice complaints matter? Surgery. 2014 Dec;156(6):1477-82; discussion 1482-3.

Sloan DA, Davenport DL, Eldridge RJ, Lee CY. Surgeon-driven thyroid interrogation of patients presenting with primary hyperparathyroidism. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr;218(4):674-83.

Long KL, Lee CY, Ramaiah C, Sloan DA. Intrapericardial parathyroid adenoma†. J Surg Case Rep. 2013;2013(8).