Cortney Y Lee, MD

Bio / Education: 

Medical School
Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Lubbock, Texas

General Surgery Residency, University of Kentucky

Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
Scott & White Clinic
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Temple, Texas

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery

Surgical Interests
In-office ultrasound & FNA of thyroid nodules
Advanced thyroid cancer management
Surgical treatment of Graves disease
Minimally invasive parathyroid & adrenal surgery

PubMed Publications: 

  • Reisman, S.A.;Lee, C.Y.;Meyer, C.J.;Proksch, J.W.;Sonis, S.T.;Ward, K.W. "Topical application of the synthetic triterpenoid RTA 408 protects mice from radiation-induced dermatitis." Radiation research 181, 5 (2014): 512-20. [PubMed Link] |
  • Sau, S.;Conrad, M.N.;Lee, C.Y.;Kaback, D.B.;Dresser, M.E.;Jayaram, M. "A selfish DNA element engages a meiosis-specific motor and telomeres for germ-line propagation." The Journal of cell biology 205, 5 (2014): 643-61. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lee, C.Y.;Long, K.L.;Eldridge, R.J.;Davenport, D.L.;Sloan, D.A. "Preoperative laryngoscopy in thyroid surgery: Do patients' subjective voice complaints matter?" Surgery 156, 6 (2014): 1477-83. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lairmore, T.C.;Govednik, C.M.;Quinn, C.E.;Sigmond, B.R.;Lee, C.Y.;Jupiter, D.C. "A randomized, prospective trial of¬†operative treatments for hyperparathyroidism in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1." Surgery 156, 6 (2014): 1326-35. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Sloan, D.A.;Davenport, D.L.;Eldridge, R.J.;Lee, C.Y. "Surgeon-driven thyroid interrogation of patients presenting with primary hyperparathyroidism." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 218, 4 (2014): 674-83. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Long, K.L.;Lee, C.Y.;Ramaiah, C.;Sloan, D.A. "Intrapericardial parathyroid adenoma‚Ć." Journal of surgical case reports 2013, 8 (2013): [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lee, C.Y.;Snyder, S.K.;Lairmore, T.C.;Dupont, S.C.;Jupiter, D.C. "Utility of surgeon-performed ultrasound assessment of the lateral neck for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer." Journal of oncology 2012, (2012): 973124. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lee, C.Y.;Bernard, A.C.;Fryman, L.;Coughenour, J.;Costich, J.;Boulanger, B.;Chang, P.;Kearney, P.A. "Imaging may delay transfer of rural trauma victims: a survey of referring physicians." The Journal of trauma 65, 6 (2008): 1359-63. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Recinos A, 3rd;LeJeune, W.S.;Sun, H.;Lee, C.Y.;Tieu, B.C.;Lu, M.;Hou, T.;Boldogh, I.;Tilton, R.G.;Brasier, A.R. "Angiotensin II induces IL-6 expression and the Jak-STAT3 pathway in aortic adventitia of LDL receptor-deficient mice." Atherosclerosis 194, 1 (2007): 125-33. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Carrick, M.M.;Tyroch, A.H.;Youens, C.A.;Handley, T. "Subsequent development of thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy in moderate and severe head injury: support for serial laboratory examination." The Journal of trauma 58, 4 (2005): 725-9; discussion 729-30. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Rainwater, K.;Jackson, A.;Ingram, W.;Lee, C.Y.;Thompson, D.;Mollhagen, T.;Ramsey, H.;Urban, L. "Field demonstration of the combined effects of absorption and evapotranspiration on septic system drainfield capacity." Water environment research : a research publication of the Water Environment Federation 77, 2 (1969): 150-61. [PubMed Link] |