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Nita Lee

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentObstetrics and Gynecology-Gynecologic Oncology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Nita Karnik Lee, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic malignancies. Her focus is on providing comprehensive and compassionate care to women diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar or vaginal cancers. She is skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery for gynecologic cancers and complex benign gynecologic conditions.

    Dr. Lee’s research interests include cancer survivorship, cancer disparities, and clinical trials focusing on new therapies for ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers. She is an active member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a cooperative research group supported by the National Cancer Institute.

    Her recent funded research focuses on endometrial cancer survivorship and the importance of healthy lifestyle change after diagnosis. She is also interested in the screening, prevention, and early detection of gynecologic cancers by educating providers and patients.

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    Tulane UniversityMD
    Northwestern Memorial HospitalInternship
    Northwestern Memorial HospitalResidency
    University of California, San Francisco; Stanford University HospitalFellowship

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    1. Ackroyd SA, Walls M, Kim JS, Lee NK. Lessons learned: Telemedicine patterns and clinical application in patients with gynecologic cancers during COVID-19. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2022 Jun; 41:100986. PMID: 35540027; PMCID: PMC9079253.
      Citations: 1     
    2. Javellana M, Hlubocky FJ, Somasegar S, Sorkin M, Kurnit KC, Jani I, Stock E, Mills K, Lengyel E, Lee NK. Resilience in the Face of Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Psychologic Morbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Women With Ovarian Cancer. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 06; 18(6):e948-e957. PMID: 35201895.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    3. Moran A, Somasegar S, Steinhardt G, Chapel DB, Lastra RR, Lee NK, Ritterhouse LL, Bennett JA, Sharma AE. Clinicopathologic Evaluation and Molecular Profiling of Recurrent Stage IA Endometrial Endometrioid Carcinoma: A Case-control Study. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2022 Feb 04. PMID: 35125405.
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    4. Goldberg EM, Berger Y, Sood D, Kurnit KC, Kim JS, Lee NK, Yamada SD, Turaga KK, Eng OS. ASO Visual Abstract: Differences in Sociodemographic Disparities in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Advanced Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 12; 28(Suppl 3):430-431. PMID: 33978887.
    5. Kumar S, Lee NK, Pinkerton E, Wroblewski KE, Lengyel E, Tobin M. Resilience: a mediator of the negative effects of pandemic-related stress on women's mental health in the USA. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2022 02; 25(1):137-146. PMID: 34651237; PMCID: PMC8516405.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    6. Vu M, Makelarski JA, Winslow VA, Christmas MM, Haider S, Lee NK, Pinkerton EA, Wroblewski KE, Lindau ST. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health-Related Socioeconomic Risks During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey of U.S. Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 10; 30(10):1375-1385. PMID: 34529520; PMCID: PMC8590141.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    7. Ackroyd SA, Shih YT, Kim B, Lee NK, Halpern MT. A look at the gynecologic oncologist workforce - Are we meeting patient demand? Gynecol Oncol. 2021 11; 163(2):229-236. PMID: 34456058; PMCID: PMC8585725.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Kacew AJ, Jacobson S, Sheade J, Patel AA, Hlubocky FJ, Lee NK, Henderson TO, Schneider JA, Strohbehn GW. Provider-Level Barriers to Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Survivors of Childhood and Young Adult Cancers. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2022 06; 11(3):284-289. PMID: 34403603.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    9. Hoppenot C, Hlubocky FJ, Chor J, Yamada SD, Lee NK. Gaps in patient-physician communication at the time of malignant bowel obstruction from recurrent gynecologic cancer: a qualitative study. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Jan; 30(1):367-376. PMID: 34287689.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Ackroyd SA, Lee NK. "The promise and vulnerability of telemedicine". Gynecol Oncol. 2021 07; 162(1):1-3. PMID: 34154727.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Ackroyd SA, Huang ES, Kurnit KC, Lee NK. Pembrolizumab and lenvatinib versus carboplatin and paclitaxel as first-line therapy for advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer: A Markov analysis. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 08; 162(2):249-255. PMID: 34103196; PMCID: PMC8663341.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Goldberg EM, Berger Y, Sood D, Kurnit KC, Kim JS, Lee NK, Yamada SD, Turaga KK, Eng OS. Differences in Sociodemographic Disparities Between Patients Undergoing Surgery for Advanced Colorectal or Ovarian Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Nov; 28(12):7795-7806. PMID: 33959831; PMCID: PMC8530985.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Jani I, Lastra RR, Brito KS, Liao C, Lazo I, Lee NK, Yamada SD, Kurnit KC. Chemotherapy response score as a prognostic tool in patients with advanced stage endometrial carcinoma treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 06; 31(6):852-858. PMID: 33833085.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Lindau ST, Makelarski JA, Boyd K, Doyle KE, Haider S, Kumar S, Lee NK, Pinkerton E, Tobin M, Vu M, Wroblewski KE, Lengyel E. Change in Health-Related Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Mental Health During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey of U.S. Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 04; 30(4):502-513. PMID: 33818123; PMCID: PMC8064961.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    15. Farley JH, Hines J, Lee NK, Brooks SE, Nair N, Brown CL, Doll KM, Sullivan EJ, Chapman-Davis E. Promoting health equity in the era of COVID-19. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 07; 158(1):25-31. PMID: 32446719; PMCID: PMC7236740.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    16. Hoppenot C, Hlubocky FJ, Chor J, Yamada SD, Lee NK. Approach to Palliative Care Consultation for Patients With Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Gynecologic Oncology: A Qualitative Analysis of Physician Perspectives. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 08; 16(8):483-489. PMID: 32240072.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Brooks RA, Fleming GF, Lastra RR, Lee NK, Moroney JW, Son CH, Tatebe K, Veneris JL. Current recommendations and recent progress in endometrial cancer. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019 07; 69(4):258-279. PMID: 31074865.
      Citations: 240     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Hoppenot C, Peters P, Cowan M, Moore ED, Hurteau J, Lee NK, Yamada SD. Malignant bowel obstruction due to uterine or ovarian cancer: Are there differences in outcome? Gynecol Oncol. 2019 07; 154(1):177-182. PMID: 31056111.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Ross JGC, Escamilla V, Lee NK, Diane Yamada S, Lindau ST. Geospatial patterns of access to self-care resources for obesity among endometrial cancer survivors in a high poverty urban community. Gynecol Oncol. 2019 02; 152(2):322-327. PMID: 30581035; PMCID: PMC7584113.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Mills KA, Fehniger J, Liao C, Hurteau JA, Kirschner CV, Lee NK, Rodriguez GC, Yamada SD, Diaz Moore ES, Tenney ME, Kim JS. Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Receiving Extended Pharmacologic Prophylaxis After Robotic Surgery for Endometrial Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2017 10; 27(8):1774-1782. PMID: 28708786.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Miller CM, Tenney ME, Lee NK, Yamada SD, Hasan Y, Feng CH. Statin Use Significantly Improves Overall Survival in High-Grade Endometrial Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2016 11; 26(9):1642-1649. PMID: 27654261.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Sampat A, Parakati I, Kunnavakkam R, Glick DB, Lee NK, Tenney M, Eggener S, Roth S. Corneal abrasion in hysterectomy and prostatectomy: role of laparoscopic and robotic assistance. Anesthesiology. 2015 May; 122(5):994-1001. PMID: 25734923; PMCID: PMC5836305.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Hunn J, Tenney ME, Tergas AI, Bishop EA, Moore K, Watkin W, Kirschner C, Hurteau J, Rodriguez GC, Lengyel E, Lee NK, Yamada SD. Patterns and utility of routine surveillance in high grade endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jun; 137(3):485-9. PMID: 25838164; PMCID: PMC4484273.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    24. Kennedy V, Abramsohn E, Makelarski J, Barber R, Wroblewski K, Tenney M, Lee NK, Yamada SD, Lindau ST. Can you ask? We just did! Assessing sexual function and concerns in patients presenting for initial gynecologic oncology consultation. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Apr; 137(1):119-24. PMID: 25582823; PMCID: PMC4518539.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Buell-Gutbrod R, Cavallo A, Lee N, Montag A, Gwin K. Heart and Neural Crest Derivatives Expressed Transcript 2 (HAND2): a novel biomarker for the identification of atypical hyperplasia and Type I endometrial carcinoma. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2015 Jan; 34(1):65-73. PMID: 25473755.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Matulonis UA, Lee J, Lasonde B, Tew WP, Yehwalashet A, Matei D, Behbakht K, Grothusen J, Fleming G, Lee NK, Arnott J, Bray MR, Fletcher G, Brokx RD, Castonguay V, Mackay H, Sidor CF, Oza AM. ENMD-2076, an oral inhibitor of angiogenic and proliferation kinases, has activity in recurrent, platinum resistant ovarian cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2013 Jan; 49(1):121-31. PMID: 22921155.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    27. Song S, Rudra S, Hasselle MD, Dorn PL, Mell LK, Mundt AJ, Yamada SD, Lee NK, Hasan Y. The effect of treatment time in locally advanced cervical cancer in the era of concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Cancer. 2013 Jan 15; 119(2):325-31. PMID: 22806897.
      Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Lee NK. Adjuvant treatment of advanced-stage endometrial cancer. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jun; 54(2):256-65. PMID: 21508695.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Lee NK, Cheung MK, Shin JY, Husain A, Teng NN, Berek JS, Kapp DS, Osann K, Chan JK. Prognostic factors for uterine cancer in reproductive-aged women. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Mar; 109(3):655-62. PMID: 17329517.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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