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Paula Sowon Lee, MD

Paula Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: Box 3079 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-3765
Email: paula.s.lee@duke.edu

Dr. Paula Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Medical Center.  She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and graduated with a combined medical degree with a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University.  She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and her fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Medical Center.  Upon completing her oncology fellowship in 2007, she accepted a faculty position within the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Duke.

Her research interests include therapeutic and surgical trials for gynecologic malignancies and improving end of life care. She is board certified in Gynecologic Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has successfully mentored residents and fellows in their research and clinical endeavors. She is also involved in global health initiatives and has interests in developing a sustainable training program in gynecologic oncology in sub-saharan African countries. 

Education and Training

  • Residency, Ob/Gyn, Duke University, 2000 - 2004
  • M.D., Tulane University, 2000

Research

Research interests include therapeutic and surgical trials for gynecologic malignancies and improving end of life care.

Publications

Tanner, E, Puechl, A, Levinson, K, Havrilesky, LJ, Sinno, A, Secord, AA, Fader, AN, and Lee, PS. "Use of a novel sentinel lymph node mapping algorithm reduces the need for pelvic lymphadenectomy in low-grade endometrial cancer." Gynecologic oncology 147, no. 3 (December 2017): 535-540.

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Davidson, BA, Ehrisman, J, Abbott, S, Harmon, Z, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, Lee, PS, Valea, FA, Li, X, Havrilesky, LJ, and Hall, AHS. "Prospective Evaluation of Lymph Node Processing at Staging Surgery for High-grade Endometrial Cancer." International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists (July 11, 2017).

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Foote, JR, Lopez-Acevedo, M, Buchanan, AH, Secord, AA, Lee, PS, Fountain, C, Myers, ER, Cohn, DE, Reed, SD, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Cost Comparison of Genetic Testing Strategies in Women With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer." Journal of Oncology Practice 13, no. 2 (February 2017): e120-e129.

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Foote, JR, Lopez-Acevedo, M, Buchanan, AH, Secord, AA, Lee, PS, Fountain, C, Myers, ER, Cohn, DE, Reed, SD, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Cost Comparison of Genetic Testing Strategies in Women With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer." Journal of oncology practice 13, no. 2 (February 2017): e120-e129.

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Giattino, CM, Gardner, JE, Sbahi, FM, Roberts, KC, Cooter, M, Moretti, E, Browndyke, JN, Mathew, JP, Woldorff, MG, Berger, M, and MADCO-PC Investigators, . "Intraoperative Frontal Alpha-Band Power Correlates with Preoperative Neurocognitive Function in Older Adults." Frontiers in systems neuroscience 11 (January 2017): 24-.

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Lee, PS, Kempner, S, Miller, M, Dominguez, J, Grotegut, C, Ehrisman, J, Previs, R, Havrilesky, LJ, Broadwater, G, Ellestad, SC, and Secord, AA. "Multidisciplinary approach to manage antenatally suspected placenta percreta: updated algorithm and patient outcomes." Gynecologic oncology research and practice 4 (January 2017): 11-.

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Natesan, D, Craciunescu, OI, Lee, PS, and Chino, JP. "FDG Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography Characteristics of Vulvar Cancer: Posttreatment PET Correlates With Clinical Outcomes." October 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Natesan, D, Craciunescu, OI, Lee, PS, and Chino, JP. "FDG Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography Characteristics of Vulvar Cancer: Posttreatment PET Correlates With Clinical Outcomes." October 1, 2016.

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Natesan, D, Craciunescu, OI, Lee, PS, and Chino, JP. "FDG Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography Characteristics of Vulvar Cancer: Posttreatment PET Correlates With Clinical Outcomes." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 96, no. 2S (October 2016): S52-S53.

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Ehrisman, J, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, Lee, PS, Di Santo, N, Lopez-Acevedo, M, Broadwater, G, Valea, FA, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Performance of sentinel lymph node biopsy in high-risk endometrial cancer." Gynecologic oncology reports 17 (August 2016): 69-71.

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