Cheryl T. Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology
Dr. Lee joined the urology faculty in July, 2000 after completing a
clinical and research fellowship in urologic oncology at the Memorial Sloan
Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her urology residency training was at the University of Michigan. Prior to this, she received her medical degree from the Albany Medical
College of Union University, and her B.S. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Lee’s clinical practice focuses on the treatment of urologic cancers. She has had a wide surgical experience and performs innovative operations including the construction of bladder replacements after
cystectomy; nerve-sparing prostatectomy; nerve grafts after removal of the
neurovascular bundle during prostatectomy; and kidney-sparing surgery for
small to medium tumors. She was trained in performing radical prostatectomy and in the use of sural nerve
grafts under Dr. Peter Scardino at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,
who is a pioneer of this technique. She has clinical appointments at the
University Hospital and at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Dr. Lee has been interested in both basic science and clinical research
for several years. Most of her work has investigated the use of tumor markers to help manage cancer patients more effectively. She is currently
working with the Department of Immunology at the University of Michigan to
develop new strategies to treat superficial and advanced bladder cancers. A Phase I/II clinical study is being planned to evaluate the benefits
of vaccine therapy in these populations. She is also a co-investigator in an
upcoming clinical trial that will determine whether p53 detected in urine
samples can predict bladder cancer progression and/or recurrence.
For more information, Dr. Lee can be contacted at:
Department of Urology
University of Michigan Medical Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0330
Office Number: (734)615-6662
Fax Number: (734)936-9127