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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

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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 11/12/2020, 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

227 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

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

So happy to be treated by Dr Byron Lee!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr Lee is thoughtful in his approach and answers.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Excellent Dr ! Kind, caring and made me feel at ease

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Byron Lee is a superb doctor and a credit to the Clinic's Urology Department.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Everything went perfectly,everyone at the clinic was very courteous and my procedure by Dr. Lee and his staff was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

I was seeking a second opinion and I received outstanding service from the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

dr. Lee is the best!

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Lee is world-class, first rate. I cannot speak too highly of him.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Very Pleased with Dr. Lee. Knowledgeable and listened to me very well

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Very impressed with doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr Lee always takes the time to answer any questions and concerns. It is very reassuring to have him as a Doctor. Personal visits are WAY better than the online version.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

As always, it is a pleasure dealing with Dr. Lee and his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Lee is easily my favorite doctor. Never had a bad experience with either him or his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr Lee is the best doctor I have ever had, or known for that matter

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr Lee is a great doctor. He obviously likes his work and shows it.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

the doctor fully explained the surgery I was to have and made me feel at ease about my apprehension concerning the surgery

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

I drive 4.5 hours each way to see Dr. Lee. His treatment, bedside manner, knowledge are outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Lee is the BEST!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr Byron lee was sooo amazing. totally caring and attentive

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Very efficient processing. Clinic staff - from receptionist to the doctor - are all exceedingly courteous and pleasant.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Lee was very straight-forward and able to communicate complex matters in understandable terms.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Lee is a very talented, compassionate and knowledgeable specialist in this area and I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone seeking care for a urological condition.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Everyone was excellent and took good care. We would recommend The doctors and the nurses were excellent. We would recommend the Cleveland Clinic to all our friends. It is the best place to go.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Lee was outstanding: excellent listening skills, and patient, as I explained what my long term concerns were (progression of cysts into a more serious disease like cancer) and also how the cysts could be monitored in the future via diagnostic imaging and lab/blood work.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I love Dr Lee

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

due to covid my wife was not permitted in the visit. Dr Lee was kind enough to put the discussion on speaker phone for this very important conversation. this meant the world to us!!!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

the doctor didn't provide details if we don't do the surgery. when tried to ask thru my chart...nurse reply was very rude

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr Lee and his entire staff are excellent in all ways!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Lee was very confident and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

The virtual call went smoothly, and Dr. Lee was cordial and informative. I appreciate his staff, Johnathan, who helped to set up the arrangements.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Lee is as good as it gets. A physician and Man for All Seasons.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr . Byron Lee was caring, informative and professional in the highest degree.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

dr Lee is the best - couldn't ask for better care

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Top Rate Provider.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr Lee is great.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Dr Lee is very easy to talk to and provided thorough explanations for everything, and showed real empathy for my situation.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

dr B and his staff are very courteous and professional. Dr. Lee always takes the time to answer our questions and concerns. We are grateful for dr. Lee's commitment to my fight against cancer.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Lee to anyone with a diagnosis such as mine. Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable, Competent and has a great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Lee and his nurse answered all our questions and made me feel more at ease, I'm looking forward to having my procedure done at the Cleveland Clinic, just waiting on my insurance company to approve coverageThank you Dr Lee and staff

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

The zoom technology did not work so Dr. Lee and I had to do it over the phone. Not a real big deal but a little disappointing.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Everybody including dr. Lee was wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

dr.lee is so personable and explains everything medically that you can understand

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr Lee is so bright & to the point...excellent..

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

*Dr. Lee was amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Lee is amazing...he shares his opinions and knowledge.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr Lee is awesome! He is the best doctor you could ever want! His ability to make you feel at ease and treat you as a person not a patient. His bedside manner is wonderful!

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