Associate Professor James Lee


Mr James Lee is a General Surgeon specialising in Endocrine Surgery.

Mr Lee graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 2001. He then completed training in General Surgery at the Austin Hospital, and qualified as a General Surgeon in 2010. After obtaining the specialist qualification, Mr Lee underwent further training in Endocrine Surgery, both at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. Mr Lee is the only Australian surgeon to have held the prestigious T.S. Reeve International Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

In 2014, Mr Lee completed his thesis on thyroid cancer, and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the University of Sydney. Mr Lee 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. Mr Lee has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and 3 book chapters to date, and is a regular reviewer for several peer-review journals. Mr Lee is also dedicated to the training of the next generation of surgeons through his involvement with teaching hospitals. These achievements are a testament to his commitment to excellence in surgery through research and education.

Mr Lee is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality surgical care in line with the latest research. He keeps himself abreast with up-to-date information by regular attendance at national and international meetings. He has also been a regular presenter at these meetings. In 2011, Mr Lee attended the Endocrine Surgery University at the Mayo Clinic. This, by invitation only opportunity, allowed him to gain further knowledge under the guidance of world leaders in endocrine surgery. Mr Lee is currently a Visiting Surgeon at the Alfred Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at the Monash University. 

With his training in both clinical and academic surgery, Mr Lee provides state of the art surgical services to his patients, in a personal and friendly manner.

Endocrine surgery services:

  • Thyroid Surgery

o   Management of Thyroid Nodules

o   Benign disease

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Endocrine
Professional Associations
  • Member of Association for Academic Surgery
  • Member of Australian Endocrine Surgeons
  • Younger Fellow Representative in the Section of Academic Surgery
  • Member of the Academy of Surgical Educators
Professional Qualifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy PhD
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
The Alfred Department of General SurgeryThe Alfred Department of General Surgery Commercial Road, Prahran, VIC, 3181, AustraliaF: +613 9246 6488E: [email protected]
Specialist Consulting Suite 5, Knox Private Hospital262 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, VIC, 3152, AustraliaP: (+61) 3 92466466F: (+61) 3 92466488E: [email protected]W:
42 The Avenue , Windsor, VIC, 3181, AustraliaP: (+61) 3 92466466F: (+61) 3 92466488E: [email protected]W: