Cheryl Lee

Cheryl Lee, MD

  • Urology

Appointments: (614) 685-4263

About Me

As a urologist, I’ve focused my entire professional career on bladder cancer, which is very prevalent but often suffers from a lack of awareness and research to support our understanding of it. Research that advances new treatments and therapies for bladder cancer is very important to me.

I’ve served as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, site principal investigator or co-investigator for more than 50 clinical research trials. My latest study focused on strategies to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients who’ve suffered impairments following radical bladder cancer surgery.

At The Ohio State University, I’m a tenured professor of urology and serve as chair of the department of urology for Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Additionally, I serve in several national roles: as an oral board examiner of the American Board of Urology, as a member of the Education Council of the American Urological Association (AUA) and as a long-time postgraduate course director for the AUA. I was also named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors” from 2008-2018.

I feel extremely fortunate and proud to be affiliated with the OSUCCC – James. In addition to our research, we’re committed to providing truly individualized care that focuses on total wellness. Our facilities are phenomenal and allow me to provide state-of-the-art care.


  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors,” 2008–2018; "America's Top Doctors for Cancer," 2009–2018
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Urologic Surgical Procedures
  • Urology
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Urethral Cancers
  • Urologic Diseases
  • Urogenital Cancers

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Albany Medical College


University of North Carolina Hospitals
7/1/1992 - 6/30/1993

University of Michigan Hospitals
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1997


Urologic Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
7/1/1997 - 6/30/2000

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Board Certification

American Board of Urology

My Department


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Lee has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-8000.

  • Yale University
  • Albany Medical College
  • American Urologic Association
  • Montefiore Medical Center