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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

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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Ehrisman, JA, Abbott, S, Harmon, Z, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, Lee, PS, Valea, FA, Broadwater, G, Li, X, Havrilesky, LJ, and Hall, A. "Prospective Evaluation of Lymph Node Processing at Staging Surgery for High-Grade Endometrial Cancer." February 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Fox, KA, Shamshirsaz, AA, Carusi, D, Secord, AA, Lee, P, Turan, OM, Huls, C, Abuhamad, A, Simhan, H, Barton, J, Wright, J, Silver, R, and Belfort, MA. "Conservative management of morbidly adherent placenta: expert review." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 213, no. 6 (December 2015): 755-760. (Review)

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Rimel, BJ, Burke, WM, Higgins, RV, Lee, PS, Lutman, CV, and Parker, L. "Improving Quality and Decreasing Cost in Gynecologic Oncology Care. Society of Gynecologic Oncology Recommendations for Clinical Practice." Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 70, no. 9 (September 2015): 570-571.

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Konecny, GE, Finkler, N, Garcia, AA, Lorusso, D, Lee, PS, Rocconi, RP, Fong, PC, Squires, M, Mishra, K, Upalawanna, A, Wang, Y, and Kristeleit, R. "Second-line dovitinib (TKI258) in patients with FGFR2-mutated or FGFR2-non-mutated advanced or metastatic endometrial cancer: a non-randomised, open-label, two-group, two-stage, phase 2 study." The Lancet. Oncology 16, no. 6 (June 2015): 686-694.

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Landrum, LM, Blank, S, Chen, L-M, Duska, L, Bae-Jump, V, Lee, PS, Levine, L, McCourt, C, Moore, KN, and Urban, RR. "Comprehensive care in gynecologic oncology: The importance of palliative care." Gynecologic oncology 137, no. 2 (May 2015): 193-202.

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Rimel, BJ, Burke, WM, Higgins, RV, Lee, PS, Lutman, CV, and Parker, L. "Improving quality and decreasing cost in gynecologic oncology care. Society of gynecologic oncology recommendations for clinical practice." Gynecologic oncology 137, no. 2 (May 2015): 280-284.

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Teoh, D, Lowery, WJ, Jiang, X, Ehrisman, J, Halvorson, P, Broadwater, G, Bentley, R, Secord, AA, Sobolewski, C, Berchuck, A, Havrilesky, LJ, Valea, FA, and Lee, PS. "Vaginal Cuff Thermal Injury by Mode of Colpotomy at Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial." JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY 22, no. 2 (February 2015): 227-233.

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Teoh, D, Lowery, WJ, Jiang, X, Ehrisman, J, Halvorson, P, Broadwater, G, Bentley, R, Secord, AA, Sobolewski, C, Berchuck, A, Havrilesky, LJ, Valea, FA, and Lee, PS. "Vaginal cuff thermal injury by mode of colpotomy at total laparoscopic hysterectomy: a randomized clinical trial." February 2015.

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Landrum, LM, Blank, S, Chen, LM, Duska, L, Bae-Jump, V, Lee, PS, Levine, L, McCourt, C, Moore, KN, and Urban, RR. "Comprehensive care in gynecologic oncology: The importance of palliative care." Gynecologic Oncology 137, no. 2 (January 1, 2015): 193-202.

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