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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

Secord, AA, Darcy, KM, Hutson, A, Lee, PS, Havrilesky, LJ, Grace, LA, Berchuck, A, and Gynecologic Oncology Group study, . "Co-expression of angiogenic markers and associations with prognosis in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study." Gynecol Oncol 106, no. 1 (July 2007): 221-232.

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Gynecologic Oncology Group, , Secord, AA, Lee, PS, Darcy, KM, Havrilesky, LJ, Grace, LA, Marks, JR, and Berchuck, A. "Maspin expression in epithelial ovarian cancer and associations with poor prognosis: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study." Gynecologic Oncology 101, no. 3 (June 2006): 390-397.

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Clarke-Pearson, DL, Spillman, MA, Lutman, CV, and Lee, PS. "Preoperative evaluation and postoperative management." Clinical Gynecology (2006): 233-248.

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Berchuck, A, Iversen, ES, Lancaster, JM, Pittman, J, Luo, J, Lee, P, Murphy, S, Dressman, HK, Febbo, PG, West, M, Nevins, JR, and Marks, JR. "Patterns of gene expression that characterize long-term survival in advanced stage serous ovarian cancers." Clin Cancer Res 11, no. 10 (May 15, 2005): 3686-3696.

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