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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

Lopez-Acevedo, M, Lowery, WJ, Lowery, AW, Lee, PS, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Palliative and hospice care in gynecologic cancer: A review." Gynecologic Oncology 131, no. 1 (2013): 215-221.

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Lopez-Acevedo, M, Havrilesky, LJ, Broadwater, G, Kamal, AH, Abernethy, AP, Berchuck, A, Secord, AA, Tulsky, JA, Valea, F, and Lee, PS. "Timing of end-of-life care discussion with performance on end-of-life quality indicators in ovarian cancer." Gynecologic Oncology 130, no. 1 (2013): 156-161.

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Lopez-Acevedo, M, Zhang, C, Secord, AA, Lee, PS, Havrilesky, LJ, and Berchuck, A. "Predictors of failure to perform pelvic peritoneal cytology in endometrial cancer staging surgery." JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY 30, no. 34 (December 1, 2012).

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Zhang, C, Secord, AA, Lee, PS, Havrilesky, LJ, and Berchuck, A. "Predictors of failure to perform pelvic peritoneal cytology in endometrial cancer staging surgery." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 34_suppl (December 2012): 201-.

Scholars@Duke

Secord, AA, Teoh, DK, Barry, WT, Yu, M, Broadwater, G, Havrilesky, LJ, Lee, PS, Berchuck, A, Lancaster, J, and Wenham, RM. "A phase I trial of dasatinib, an SRC-family kinase inhibitor, in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer." Clinical Cancer Research : an Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 18, no. 19 (October 2012): 5489-5498.

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Alvarez Secord, A, Darcy, KM, Hutson, A, Huang, Z, Lee, PS, Jewell, EL, Havrilesky, LJ, Markman, M, Muggia, F, and Murphy, SK. "The regulation of MASPIN expression in epithelial ovarian cancer: association with p53 status, and MASPIN promoter methylation: a gynecologic oncology group study." Gynecol Oncol 123, no. 2 (November 2011): 314-319.

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Teoh, D, Berchuck, A, Alvarez Secord, A, Lee, PS, Lowery, WJ, Sfakianos, GP, Valea, FA, Myers, ER, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Cost comparison of strategies for the management of venous thromboembolic event risk following laparotomy for ovarian cancer." Gynecol Oncol 122, no. 3 (September 2011): 467-472.

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Barnett, JC, Havrilesky, LJ, Bondurant, AE, Fleming, ND, Lee, PS, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, and Valea, FA. "Adverse events associated with laparoscopy vs laparotomy in the treatment of endometrial cancer." Am J Obstet Gynecol 205, no. 2 (August 2011): 143.e1-143.e6.

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Bernardini, MQ, Baba, T, Lee, PS, Barnett, JC, Sfakianos, GP, Secord, AA, Murphy, SK, Iversen, E, Marks, JR, and Berchuck, A. "Expression signatures of TP53 mutations in serous ovarian cancers." Bmc Cancer 10 (May 26, 2010): 237-null.

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Lee, PS, Teaberry, VS, Bland, AE, Huang, Z, Whitaker, RS, Baba, T, Fujii, S, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, and Murphy, SK. "Elevated MAL expression is accompanied by promoter hypomethylation and platinum resistance in epithelial ovarian cancer." Int J Cancer 126, no. 6 (March 15, 2010): 1378-1389.

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