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Biography Benjamin Lee

Dr. Benjamin Lee, Professor of Urology at the Tulane University School of Medicine, has focused his career on advancing new treatments for renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer.

He has published seminal research into decreasing the morbidity of surgery; identifying methods of decreasing recurrence of cancer; explanations why the immune system may be activated differently following laparoscopy compared to open surgery, and further studies into preserving kidney function during laparoscopic kidney surgery.

Dr. Lee graduated Magna cum laude from Cornell University, then attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and continued on to complete his training at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. 

He was then appointed Assistant Professor at the Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Dr. Lee was later named Director of the medical center`s Laparoscopy Section.
Dr. Lee joined the Tulane School of Medicine`s faculty as Professor of urology and Fellowship Program Director of the robotics, laparoscopy and endourology fellowship.

He is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific manuscripts, book chapters, videos and abstracts. Dr. Lee`s research has been recognized by awards from the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society and Urology Journal.

He is also on the Editorial Board and serves as Vice-Chair of the Audio Visual Committee of the American Urological Association.

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