Jay S. Lee, MD
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I strive to provide the best possible care for all my patients. My approach is patient-centered, compassionate, and evidence-based.
– Jay S. Lee, MD

Jay S. Lee, MD

Surgical Oncologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center Melanoma Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Duke Raleigh Hospital - Raleigh, NC
Duke Raleigh Surgical Oncology Clinic - Raleigh, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
I strive to provide the best possible care for all my patients. My approach is patient-centered, compassionate, and evidence-based.
– Jay S. Lee, MD

My Locations

About Me

I am a surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of skin cancers, including melanoma, squamous carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. I work together with doctors from other specialties at Duke Health to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for our patients and ensure we offer the most up-to-date treatments for our patients.

School of Medicine Departments and Divisions
Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.96 out of 5
140 ratings, 26 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Fellowship
Complex General Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York), 2020-2022
Residency
General Surgery, University of Michigan, 2013-2020
Education
MD, University of Michigan, 2013

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research focuses on how surgeons change their practice in response to new medical breakthroughs for patients with cancer. My goal is to develop strategies that will help surgeons rapidly change their practice when new information and treatments become available. This work will help ensure patients have access to high-quality, evidence-based treatments as soon as they become available.

Clinical Trials
Publications

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

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