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

Willoughby Hills Family Health Center

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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/2/2019, 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.

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* 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

261 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Lee is very thorough and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Lee is a gifted teacher as well as a skilled physician. I have never been to a doctor who explains my issues as well as she does. She describes with word pictures and uses vivid, true-to-life examples that make me understand my condition PERFECTLY!! I would (and I HAVE) recommended her to friends searching for a gastroenterologist.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Based on my thoughts about Dr. Lee I would recommend her practice 100%!! Based on my experience in the waiting room, I would not recommend the practice

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

I appreciate the time Dr Lee took to answer my questions she sincerely cares for her patients!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Lee is very caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Everything went well. The doctor and team were very professional.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The first time I met Dr. Christine Lee I found her to be very kind and gave a detailed explanation of my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Christine Lee is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

My experience with Dr Lee was a very positive one. she has always been very professional and very thorough with her explanations.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr. Lee is outstanding! She gives SO much of her time and consideration.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

I was happy to be able to speak with Dr. Lee virtually rather than have my appointment canceled.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

This was my first chance to meet with Dr. Lee and she was wonderful. She provided great explanations of what was happening with my health.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020


Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr Lee is one of the best I have ever had dealt with. She genuinely cares about you as a patient and a person

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr Lee was excellent in handling my issues over the phone, I feel that I received great care despite the lack of ability for an office visit due the COVID pandemic.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Dr Lee is an excellent Doctor. This is my first time seeing her and I am glad I selected to see her.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Doctor Lee is one of the most caring and concerned doctors at the Clinic. She gives you the feeling that you are her only patient She is patient and never seems to be in a hurry. You are there and you are her only concern at that moment. She takes time to explain everything. Every patient should have a doctor like her. She is a blessing.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

very good experience, I will recommend Dr. Lee definitely.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

it was my first visit to Dr Lee she was exceptional

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

absolutely will recommend Dr Lee and her nursing staff. They were all so kind!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

My physician was very caring, explained everything to me before the procedure, very accommodating and has amazing skills, I did many colonoscopies before, this was the best experience I had.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Lee is like no other. She is so caring, such a tremendous advocate for her patients and their treatments. She explains things so clearly but never is condescending. Calls and reassured me when her phone person said I was scared. A true gift to her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Christina Lee was very personable!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Very fast check in and seen by provider.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr Yee was great at figuring out my problem.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

*Dr. Lee is truly an outstanding doctor. I'm always confident she has my best interest at heart & know I can trust her opinion & treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

provider kept me informed

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Lee made sure that I could see her when I needed to see her.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Lee is the most engaged and respectful doctor I have ever had. She makes sure I understand what she is looking for with tests and makes sure I get to see her when I need to. She is very kind.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Lee is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Lee is a top notch physician. She is caring and through in exams and information for the future.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr Lee is one of the best doctors that Cleveland Clinic has. She is the only one I trust for my condition and treatment

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Lee was great, personable, listened well and explained the pool ath forward very well.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Lee is an incredible physician. I live over a half hour away from her location and there are other Cleve. Clinics much closer but I'd never change, she is the best for me.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Office very well organized, no waiting. Very nice Doctor and Nursing staff.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Doctor was just very nice, well organized and great personality

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

doctor was very good and communicated well about what she was going to be doing to me. I would recommend her

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Lee explained everything so well and she was wonderful.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

WONDERFUL PERSON that I call my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

It took me 4 months to schedule an appointment with this provider, which seemed like a long lead time.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I was fortunate enough to get an appointment with Dr.. Lee. The person scheduling the appointment was very courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I had a GREAT care provider. She explained everything from the very beginning. She was very attentive to me and took great care of me. She was very professional but also very friendly.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

The staff worked together very well. Everyone knew what their job was and did it. I have recommended Dr. Lee and her staff to others.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I would recommend Dr.Lee to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr Lee is awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

There was a 6 month wait for this particular doctor but I was willing to wait based on other reviews that I had read.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Lee is the best doctor that I have ever met with. I have been on an undiagnosed illness journey for 6 years. In that time I have seen 3 Functional Medicine Doctors, 4 Gastroenterologists, my Gynecologist, and a slew of alternative practice doctors. Over the years I have been "diagnosed" with many different things and been prescribed many different treatment plans. None of them have worked. The last gastro told me that there was nothing that could be done. Dr. Lee figured out what my issue was within 5 minutes of looking at my CT scan. She explained in a clear and relatable fashion what was wrong, why it was an issue, and how I could fix it. She spent an hour with me answering all of my questions, even ones that I didn't have. I felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders immediately. My journey will continue. I'm not healed and I never will be. But now I know how to manage my illness and why the illness exists in the first place. Thank you, Dr. Lee!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who has a stomach or digestion issue. Especially anyone who has given up hope. There is hope. It's Dr. Lee.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Lee was extremely pleasant at my appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

good experience with dr. Lee.very professional

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Lee treated me respectfully and was very good about explaining the results of the colonoscopy.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I called in June and Dr. Lee's first open appointment was September 23. And she was highly recommended by my dear friend so I waited but in waiting, I suffered all those months with the belly issues. What I can say is that she was completely worth the wait!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Lee was great!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

This was my first colonoscopy and the Dr and her staff were amazing. They all talked to me in a comforting way and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Doctor Lee was extremely concerned regarding my situation, and explained it very well. I was impressed with her personal commitment to my well being. Am glad we ment

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Since my procedure performed by Dr Lee I have not called her on the phone nor have I tried to set an appointment. Dr Lee is very thorough with good explanations and understanding.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

I was so scared about having this procedure being my first time. But, when I got to my appointment the entire team was welcoming starting with receptionist, the nursing team & the Dr. Lee. The nursing team was very reassuring pre & post my procedure & for that I'm grateful. keep up the good work. Together, we're making a d/f & changing lives life at a time.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

This doctor and her team display an exceptional level of professionalism and personal care.

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