Walter T. Lee, MD, MHS Walter T. Lee, MD, MHS

Walter T. Lee, MD, MHS

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Head and Neck Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

4.9 out of 5  (111 ratings, 13 reviews)
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919-681-8449 Office number
919-613-6524
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I feel very blessed to have a profession that allows me to serve patients with both cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the head and neck. As a head and neck surgeon, I carefully weigh the risks and benefits of treatment — working with our team to maximize the chance for cure while maintaining the highest quality of life. As a physician, my approach to patient care includes addressing one's physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs and well-being. My research endeavors strive to improve the care we provide to patients with head and neck cancers. I have a research focus on tumor immunotherapy. I am active in addressing global health needs, being involved with regular humanitarian mission trips throughout the world. I am also active in training the next generation of surgeons that are able to address and solve challenges in an ethical and virtuous way. I have, along with my colleagues, developed and instituted a virtue-based approach to residency training that will meet this need. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three boys in a variety of activities.

School of Medicine Department
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Washington, DC), 1999
MHS, Duke University, 2015
RESIDENCY
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), 1999-2005
FELLOWSHIP
Oncology (Research), Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), 2006
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I have several areas of research which include immunotherapy, global health, medical device development and medical education.

PUBLICATIONS
View Walter Lee's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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OVERALL PROVIDER RATING
4.9 out of 5 (111 ratings, 13 reviews)

 
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.