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Peter Lee, MD, FACS


Colorectal Surgical Specialist

College - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School - Columbia University
Internship - University of Minnesota
Residency - University of Minnesota
Fellowship - Rutgers University


General Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery



New Jersey Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: Best Resident Presentation, 2009
Cassius Ellis Resident Teaching Award, 2008
Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Peter Lee, MD, FACS earned his medical degree from Columbia University in New York, where he participated in the NIH Summer Research Fellowship. He completed his residency and internship in general surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN before completing his colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is board certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.

Dr. Lee treats cancer of the colon, rectum, and anus. He specializes in minimally invasive or robotic-assisted procedures for benign and malignant diseases in those areas, as well as surgery for inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. He also treats benign anorectal disease, including hemorrhoids, anal fistula, fecal incontinence, and anal dysplasia.

Before joining the Colorectal Surgical Specialists at Arizona Oncology, Dr. Lee practiced as a colon and rectal surgeon at Northwell Physician Partners in Huntington, NY, and OhioHealth Physician Group and Central Ohio Colon and Rectal Center, Inc. in Columbus, OH. He served on the teaching staff for colon and rectal surgery residents at Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Lee has been published in several medical publications, including Movement Disorders, Protein Science, The Biochemical Journal, and the American Journal of Pathology. He has presented to the New Jersey Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Academic Surgical Congress. Dr. Lee was named an American College of Surgeons Fellow in 2016 and is also a current member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.


Dr. Lee’s priority is to provide expert surgical care that is both comprehensive and compassionate. The Colorectal Surgical Team at Arizona Oncology accomplishes this with evidence-based, streamlined treatments that are focused on better outcomes and low complication rates. He believes in putting patients first, always.


American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

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