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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Nasojejunal Tube Placement
  • Polypectomy
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 25 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wilford Hall Medical Center
Lackland AFB, TX USA

Residency - U.S. Air Force Medical Center Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Internal Medicine
Wright -Patterson AFB, OH USA

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - Wright State University
Dayton, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

General Gastroenterology, GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, microscopic colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac sprue, peptic ulcer disease

Awards & Honors

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Christine Lee, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/17/2022, Dr. Lee has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

240 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

79 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Lee was wonderful. Very informative, kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Lee was amazing. So kind, knowledgeable, professional. She held my hand because I was so nervous.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Lee is excellent. She is an excellent physician and has excellent communication skills. Her leadership is evident in her interactions with her entire team.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

The staff was amazing. Loved Dr Christine Lee

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Lee showed great empathy during a stressful procedure and I am grateful for her compassion.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr. Lee saw that this was a problem that has been going on for a number of years and took the time to find an early appointment for the needed procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

She is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Lee was very patient, kind and respectful

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

I was extremely nervous and having an anxiety attack. Dr. Lee and everyone in the room were so unbelievably kind. Their compassion calmed me down instantly and made it as wonderful an experience as it could be in the circumstances. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Lee and her assistants that day. I will recommend Dr. Lee to everyone

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

If I could rate them higher than a 5 I would. Can't say enough about Dr. Lee and her staff

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

She was great

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

One of the best doctors visits she explained in detail so that I understand

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Lee was pleasant, informative and kind. She made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Dr Lee and her staff were exceptional, and the procedure was performed perfectly

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. Lee was excellent with every aspect of my 1st appointment with her. We went thru all my test results. She showed me lots of pics from my colonosopy and explained everything so I could understand my current gastro problem. She showed me my CT scan with my gall stone & referred me to a surgeon to consult. This appointment was long but very thorough. Dr. Lee is very easy to talk to and she listens to what you have to say. I was very impressed and thankful I have her as my Gastroenterologist.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

It was very obvious the staff who work for Dr. Lee hold her in high esteem just by comments they made while I was there for my appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. C. Lee was excellent! She was behind schedule but took the time to explain my condition thoroughly. I appreciate her expertise and concern.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Lee was very nice and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Lee was excellent. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Christine Lee is wonderful (competent, thorough, kind). My wife and several friends will only have this procedure done by her.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Doctor Lee was veryinformative courteous and kind

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr.Lee is wonderful and I am so glad she is one of my doctors. I trust her with my health needs. Very caring patient focused and listens to what the patient is telling her. I wish she was my doctor for all my needs.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Lee is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Appointments are booked very far into the future. If you have a problem that needs immediate attention with ANY CC doctor, it is very difficult to get a timely appt.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Lee is a very compassionate individual that takes the time necessary to listen to my problems and address them.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr Lee is an excellent physician. I trust her she takes her time explaining, I am so glad I found her!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

If "excellent" was an option, I would have answered with a higher rating. Having been through approximately six previous colonoscopies, vein surgery and triple bypass, I have a sense of care and this provider and her staff was excellent. I left the facility and told my driver that I couldn't have been happier with the attention, personal care and efficiency that I received.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Everyone made this procedure so easy. I love Dr. Lee, she was wonderful.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Great experience with Dr. Lee because she is so knowledgeable in what she does and is so nice when you are nervous.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. Lee and her team are the best. I always request her for a colonoscopy . I have much trust in her.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

I didn't not experience any negative because Dr. Lee was there for the procedure

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr Lee & her staff were outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Very pleased with my experience. Dr Lee and her team did a fantastic job!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr Lee was the primary care provider for my visit. She was excellent. Dr Lee is a very good teacher, clear explanations, very patient. She answered my questions as I asked them during her explanation of symptoms. I had prepared some questions before my visit, she willingly received and answered them with patience and clarity.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Very professional and always makes me feel comfortable with talking with her and being in her care,she makes me feel like she genuinely cares

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr Lee is fantastic. She listens, she does a thorough job in explaining, and is compasdionate.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr. Lee is a skilled endoscopist. She was very gentle during my colonoscopy. She respected my wishes for minimal sedation and I didn't need much.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr. Lee is a very caring person. You NEVER feel like she is in a hurry. She takes time to explain everything. A very kind and compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr Lee is empathetic. She explains, provides analogies to assist understanding and context for her recommendations. She actively seeks to confirm understanding.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr Lee was very personable and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Thank you Dr. Lee for educating and making sure we understood everything. You were very helpful

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Lee is an Excellent Physician, I wish I had scheduled my appointment earlier. Thank you for educating me on all the issues I asked about.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Lee is exceptional. She takes time to fully answer my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Lee's approach was very caring and reassuring. I appreciated feeling safe with her care

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Fabulous Dr Lee

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

She's a very good doctor she's very pleasant a good bedside manner I've never felt so at ease with the procedure that had to be performed on me and she was very informative to my family I Would give her name out to anyone who needs a gastrologist doctor Dr. Lee is thewould give her name out to anyone who needs a gastrologist doctor Dr. Lee is the best Dr. Cynthia Lee is the best if I can give her Thousand stars I would And her team was just as wonderful my anesthesiologist am anesthetist nurse was wonderful The ones who help me to wander very nice the nurses in the OR Was nice

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Lee is an incredible doctor. She listens. She welcomes information from the patient and family to help ensure everyone is on the same page. She truly seems concerned about her patients.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Love Dr. Lee and her Staff!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Lee is an excellent Gastroenterologist! I'm so grateful to have her for my Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

This was an excellent visit, Dr Lee is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Lee

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Lee made me feel very at ease & assured I'd be in great hands with her staff. I knew I'd be given the best care possible. I was informed throughout the procedure what was transpiring & even received a phone call the next day from Dr Lee

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr. Lee, put me at ease with the procedure. Took extremely great care and made me knowledgeable about my procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Very impressed with the time she took with me and explained my problem

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Lee made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Very highly recommend Dr. Lee

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr. Lee was marvelous.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

*Dr. Lee is the most concerned and caring doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Lee is fantastic! I have total confidence in her ability and knowledge.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

This is my second colonoscopy with Dr. Lee and I am confident that she and her staff are doing exactly what I need to keep myself healthy, avoiding what others in my family have succumbed to. Being high risk is scary, and they are very supportive of my concerns.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr. Lee, never having met me before procedure, was kind and offered me plenty of time for questions or concerns, after thoroughly explaining the reason for the procedure and what kind of followup I might expect. She recognized my hands and feet were chilly and warmed them with her hands while requesting a blanket.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr. Lee was very helpful, kind and clear in explaining my findings from the colonoscopy.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

I felt comfortable and reassured that Dr. Lee was very skilled and knowledgeable in her field. Her communication with me was very clear and patient.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Lee is excellent on all counts.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr. Kim was awesome.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr kim was awesome

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Best doctor ever! Wonderful communication and education. Took her time and explained everything. Superb!

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Using MyChart is a great resource Doctor Lee a wonderful physician

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Love my doctor. She is a good listener and caring person

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

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Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Lee was outstanding! She's extremely professional, caring, knowledgeable, and thorough. Dr. Lee was highly recommended. I can see why and I will recommend everyone I know to go see her!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Dr. Lee is very professional & explaining her thoughts for my care. I greatly appreciate her!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Dr Lee took the time to answer ALL of my questions and explained my condition with simple drawings/diagrams so I understood everything very clearly. She also did same for tests that were to be scheduled and brought up past tests on the computer to further explain things She is so nice, thoughtful and thorough. She never rushes through the appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr Lee was excellent, the entire staff was efficient and very professional

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr. Lee spends a good amount of time assessing, advising, and is extremely thorough. An excellent clinician and very caring. Dr. Lee covers all bases and answers all questions. I feel lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Lee to people.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Professional prompt and very understanding Dr Lee!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

The staff and most importantly Dr. Lee, we're very attentive, helpful answering questions and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr. Lee is compassionate & caringher empathy and thoughtfulness, combined with her talent and work ethic, is exceptional.

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