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Mr James Lee PhD, FRACS

  • Specialist General & Endocrine Surgeon - Epworth Hospital Richmond

Mr James Lee is a General Surgeon specialising in Endocrine Surgery, based in Melbourne. His interests include all aspects of thyroid surgery, parathyroid surgery and adrenal surgery.

James completed training in General Surgery at the Austin Hospital, and qualified as a General Surgeon in 2010. After obtaining the specialist qualification, he underwent further training in Endocrine Surgery, both at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, where he undertook the T.S. Reeve International Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery.

In 2011, James attended the Endocrine Surgery University at the Mayo Clinic. This invitation-only opportunity allowed him to gain further knowledge under the guidance of world leaders in Endocrine Surgery.

In 2014, James completed his thesis on thyroid cancer, and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the University of Sydney. He was the recipient of the T.S. Reeve Research Prize in 2011 and Best Basic Science Paper in 2012 at the Royal College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress. James has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and three book chaptersto date, and is a regular reviewer for Australian and international peer-review journals. He is also dedicated to the training of the next generation of surgeons through his involvement with teaching hospitals.