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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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Benoit JB, Adelman ZN, Reinhardt K, Dolan A, Poelchau M, Jennings EC, Szuter EM, Hagan RW, Gujar H, Shukla JN, Zhu F, Mohan M, Nelson DR, Rosendale AJ, Derst C, Resnik V, Wernig S, Menegazzi P, Wegener C, Peschel N, Hendershot JM, Blenau W, Predel R, Johnston PR, Ioannidis P, Waterhouse RM, Nauen R, Schorn C, Ott MC, Maiwald F, Johnston JS, Gondhalekar AD, Scharf ME, Peterson BF, Raje KR, Hottel BA, Armisén D, Crumière AJ, Refki PN, Santos ME, Sghaier E, Viala S, Khila A, Ahn SJ, Childers C, Lee CY, Lin H, Hughes DS, Duncan EJ, Murali SC, Qu J, Dugan S, Lee SL, Chao H, Dinh H, Han Y, Doddapaneni H, Worley KC, Muzny DM, Wheeler D, Panfilio KA, Vargas Jentzsch IM, Vargo EL, Booth W, Friedrich M, Weirauch MT, Anderson MA, Jones JW, Mittapalli O, Zhao C, Zhou JJ, Evans JD, Attardo GM, Robertson HM, Zdobnov EM, Ribeiro JM, Gibbs RA, Werren JH, Palli SR, Schal C, Richards S.
    Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome.
    Nat Commun. 2016;7:10165.
  2. Ward ND, Lee CY, Lee JT, Sloan DA.
    Esophageal fistula complicating thyroid lobectomy.
    J Surg Case Rep. 2015;2015(1).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Long KL, Lee CY, Ramaiah C, Sloan DA.
    Intrapericardial parathyroid adenoma†.
    J Surg Case Rep. 2013;2013(8).

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