Gordon K. Lee, M.D.

Gordon K. Lee, M.D.

Breast reconstructive surgeon, Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Breast surgeon, Head and neck surgeon, Surgeon, Plastic surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Gordon Lee is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate education at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduated magna cum laude. He attended medical school at Stanford University. He completed a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at UCLA Medical Center, where he was inspired by Dr. William Shaw, a pioneer in microsurgery and breast reconstruction, to pursue a career in academic plastic surgery. After residency, Dr. Lee completed an advanced microsurgery fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Lee is the Residency Program Director for Plastic Surgery, Director of Microsurgery, and the Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Lee is involved in the full range of oncologic reconstructive surgery at the Stanford Cancer Center in performing breast reconstruction, abdominal and pelvic reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, and extremity reconstruction. Dr. Lee performs approximately 80-100 microvascular free flaps per year, and over 350 breast procedures per year.

Dr. Lee is recognized national and internationally for his clinical work and research in reconstructive surgical outcomes and surgical education. He was the 2015-2016 Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professor, and has given lectures around the world. He was awarded the Residency Program Director of the Year in 2017, by the Stanford's Department of Graduate Medical Education. He is a member of state and national plastic surgery societies, and serves on numerous committees. He is the Associate Editor for the Annals of Plastic Surgery, and Editorial Board member for Microsurgery Journal.
4.9 out of 5
50 Patient Ratings
33 Patient Comments

Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: MD Anderson Microsurgery Fellowship (2004) TX
  • Residency: UCLA Dept of Plastic Surgery (2003) CA
  • Internship: UCLA Dept of Plastic Surgery (1998) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (1997) CA
  • N/A, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Executive Business Program (2015)
  • Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2005)
  • MD, Stanford School of Medicine, Medicine (1997)
  • BS, U.C.L.A., Biology (1992)

Honors & Awards

  • America's Top Surgeon 2009, Consumer's Research Council (2009)
  • Baronio Scholar, Plastic Surgery Research Council (2003)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford School of Medicine (2012)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (2009)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (2011)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Plastic Surgery Residency Program (June 2008)
  • Residency Program Director of the Year, Stanford Graduate Medical Education, Stanford Graduate Medical Education (2017)
  • Who's Who in America 2009, Strathmore (2009)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Chief of Clinical Affairs, Plastic Surgery, Stanford Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)
  • Associate Program Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency (2006 - 2008)
  • Director of Microsurgery, Stanford Plastic Surgery (2006 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Intermediate ICU, D2/G2S, Stanford Healthcare (2013 - 2018)
  • Professor, Stanford Dept of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) (2018 - Present)
  • Program Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency (2008 - 2019)

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SHC Patient, Jul 2019

He is one of the best practicer I've ever seen. He is a great doctor and he has a great knowledge, informed me with all the possibilities and he is so friendly.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Absolutely love Dr. Lee! My husband and I could not be happier with Dr. Lee. He is amazing.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Everyone from resident to nurses to drs. were professional & caring & kind - thank you!!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Lee was extremely helpful, professional, timely and made me feel very confident in his treatment of my issue.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr.Lee is outstanding in every way - _____, compassion, clarity of explanations. Have never seen a doctor who was so personable and inspired such confidence and optimism.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Lee is awesome! He is a busy man but he gives his patients as much time as needed.

SHC Patient, May 2019

My husband and I love Dr. Lee.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Excellent! I have already recommended Dr. Lee and Stanford to several friends.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Lee is amazing! I never feel rushed and he always answers all my questions. I feel very fortunate that he is my doctor. He is kind, caring, very knowledgeable about his specialty and easy to contact when you have concerns.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

After many failed surgeries at other places, Dr. Lee & staff were reassuring, patient & made me feel special.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Lee has excellent bedside manners. He is very compassionate and truly wants you to understand what is going on.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

7. I changed it to a 3 because I was sent home with little info on how to care for myself.

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4.9 out of 5
50 Patient Ratings
33 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

He is one of the best practicer I've ever seen. He is a great doctor and he has a great knowledge, informed me with all the possibilities and he is so friendly.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Absolutely love Dr. Lee! My husband and I could not be happier with Dr. Lee. He is amazing.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Everyone from resident to nurses to drs. were professional & caring & kind - thank you!!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Lee was extremely helpful, professional, timely and made me feel very confident in his treatment of my issue.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr.Lee is outstanding in every way - _____, compassion, clarity of explanations. Have never seen a doctor who was so personable and inspired such confidence and optimism.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Lee is awesome! He is a busy man but he gives his patients as much time as needed.

SHC Patient, May 2019

My husband and I love Dr. Lee.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Excellent! I have already recommended Dr. Lee and Stanford to several friends.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Lee is amazing! I never feel rushed and he always answers all my questions. I feel very fortunate that he is my doctor. He is kind, caring, very knowledgeable about his specialty and easy to contact when you have concerns.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

After many failed surgeries at other places, Dr. Lee & staff were reassuring, patient & made me feel special.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Lee has excellent bedside manners. He is very compassionate and truly wants you to understand what is going on.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

7. I changed it to a 3 because I was sent home with little info on how to care for myself.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Communicated directly to my mom in the room instead of me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

My visits and dealing with the staff, NP and doctors have always been a positive one. My only one concern is I wish next time my doctor will spend a little more time and not rush. Other than that Dr. Lee is a great doctor and I have full confidence in him.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Gordon Lee very good from surgery to follow-up visits.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Video of explanation of breast reconstruction options was excellent. This would be a fantastic idea for many other (pre-visit) conditions.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Absolute the best!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Lee goes above and beyond. He is gracious & thoughtful. I have complete confidence that he will provide me that best possible care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Gordon Lee is the best! Kind, caring, listens. His work & knowledge are outstanding. Would trust my surgery & reconstruction to no one else!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I feel satisfied and completely safe with the help of my doctors. I feel a lot of confident with them and to ask about any concern.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Lee always took his time, explained things thoroughly and showed great compassion. He is amazing.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Would have liked more "private" time with the doctor to ask questions. There were four people (doctor, intern, nurse and me) squeezed into exam room.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I highly recommend Dr. Lee. He is amazing - so qualified, caring. My results are so good - off the charts!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I like that the doctor and PA remember me by name.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Lee was very good at initial surgery (very skilled) but I went with his recommended 2nd opinion for finishing surgery. Dr. Nguyen seems to listen more to the fine details. I appreciate that Dr. Lee would recommend someone else (not ego driven).

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Outstanding care! Not a thing wrong!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

My experience with doctor, NP, assistants on staff have been great.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Lee is compassionate & caring. He was detailed & explained everything that was easily understood. He is patient & I did not feel rushed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Lee shows concern and diffuses stress with humor. He is fabulous!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Lee has a good sense of humor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Very good impression of care provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Gordon Lee is so caring & wonderful. Pam his office scheduler is the best!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Lee and Dr. Kampermann are the dynamic duo!!!