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Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Cantonese, Chinese, English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bladder Tumor Biopsy And Resection
  • Cancer Center
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystoprostatectomy
  • Ileal Conduit
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Laparoscopic Or Open
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Urologic Malignancies
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
  • Vena Caval Thrombectomy
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Histologic Variants of Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Renal Pelvic Cancer
  • Renal Pelvis Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinomas (UTUC)
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Vena Caval Tumor
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Byron Lee, MD, PhD

Byron Lee, MD, PhD is a surgeon/scientist with a primary appointment in the Department of Urology of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and a secondary appointment in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine of the Lerner Research Institute.

He attended medical and graduate school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed urology residency at Cleveland Clinic. After residency, he spent one year as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University’s Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine before completing a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Lee’s primary clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and testis cancer. His research focuses on understanding how genomic and epigenetic alterations contribute to the development of bladder cancer, its progression, and its response to therapy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Urologic Oncology
New York, NY USA

Fellowship - Stanford University Hospital
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Stanford, CA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Graduate School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA


  • Urology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Byron Lee, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 1/3/2022, 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

224 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
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Lee is wonderful, trusting caring, a true professional!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr Lee always takes the time to explain things and is very personablelistens to our concerns!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr Lee has taken excellent care of me since I presented in his office in 2018. I'm convinced he was instrumental in saving my life. I feel lucky to have found him and be under his care.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Lee and his staff were very professional. They listened to my questions and provided easy to understand explanations. He covered everything I wanted to know about my condition and possible treatments. He showed confidence that he could help me correct my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr. Lee is a skilled surgeon, a discerning clinician and an even finer human being, father, son and husband. His clinical follow up care and engaging manner are a recipe for healing, watchful waiting and reassurance.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr Leery appears very qualified. He Currently is scheduling an upcoming operation.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr was wonderful, explained everything thoroughly, gave us hope for the first time

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

We were concerned for how big cc is! We were met at the door, everyone was friendly snd helpful. Felt dr and nurse really cared

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr Lee is personable, pleasant, and frank. Never arrogant or secretive

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

I feel both cared for and in great hands when treated by Dr. Byron Lee !

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr B Lee was very caring, professional and friendly he put my mind at ease from the minute he started talking to me.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr. Lee is a great Physician caring,courteous, simply the best Doctor.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Actually my daughter works with Dr. Lee and she contacted him and they arranged the appointment.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr. Lee was super nice and very reassuring about the procedure. I was very nervous that it was going to be extremely painful. He and the nurse were very helpful in calming me. They were so right about it not being painful. It was just a little uncomfortable and over so quickly.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

We are very pleased with Dr. Lee's nurse and especially with Dr. Lee.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Lee and his staff are top notch professionals.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr. Lee is amazing at so many levels. He is a credit to Cleveland Clinic and to his profession.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Good experience,liked doctor and nurse.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Lee is truly awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

I am so very pleased and delighted with the care and treatment and bedside manner of Dr. Byron Lee.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Lee is fantastic! It is rare to find a doctor with such empathy and care for patients. His communications and speed of responding to questions is like no other doctor I have dealt with. The Clinic is fortunate to have Dr. Lee On staff.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Happy with the Clinic and Dr. Lee

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

We a very happy with Dr Lee and trust his judgement! That is why we continue to drive over an hour to see him! Very kind and understandable doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr Lee and all of his staff were very kind and efficient,and it was a positive experience

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Lee was so kind & made it very easy to understand what he was telling you. A great doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr Lee is very attentive to his [patients. He listens to what you have to say and understands your concernss,

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr Byron Lee welcomed me and gave me time as we talked over my health as his new patient

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Lee and his nurse were wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Lee was excellent, very friendly and addressed all my concerns and took time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Lee was excellent, very friendly and took time to hear my concerns, reason for visit and explained everything.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Lee was truly a savior for me. I am under the care of doctor in 2020 in Denver. He was so helpful as I went through the early stages of my cancer. Unfortunately for me Covid was raging and I choose to remain in Denver for the series of surgery. It was finally his council to advise me in a removal of bladder which I did immediately with a different and stellar surgeon, Dr. J. Kukreja, of UC Health Anschultz. Can't ssay enough good things about Dr. Lee.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Lee is informative, engaging, respectful, and knowledgeable. I appreciate that he provides the information I need before I leave but I feel comfortable reaching out if I have additional questions.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr Lee and his team did an outstanding job

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Lee is very professional and capable on each visit

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Lee added me to his appointments because I passed a considerable amount of blood in my urine. I appreciated that very, very much.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Byron Lee is a superb doctor. In my opinion, he should be granted full privileges as a Cleveland Clinic Urologist if he has not already been granted them.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

My experience with Dr Lee has been very good

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Though he, no doubt, has many, many patients, Dr. Lee always makes me feel important and cared about

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr. Lee. As this was my Initial visit, I found Dr. Lee to be excellent in establishing a pathway forward in my care.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr. Lee is easy to talk to and took the time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr Lee was excellent I feel very fortunate I was able to have an appointment with him his advise was much appreciated. Thank you Dr Lee

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr Lee always us concerned and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Lee has a very friendly and professional manner. He explain issues in terms I can understand, but does not 'dumb down' his explanations (that I am aware of). I feel very fortunate to have him as my physician & surgeon.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr. Lee always makes you feel as though you are his one and only patient,, wish more doctors were like him. So happy he is my dr,!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Absolutely love Dr Lee and staff

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

I have recommended several people to go and see Dr Byron Lee, I'm blessed to have such a great Surgeon and Dr , my family loves him. We completely TRUST him!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

My dad loved Dr Lee. He took all the stress and anxiety out of the visit.

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