Clara Lee

Clara Lee, MD

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-8566

About Me

As a plastic surgeon, I specialize in microsurgery and cancer reconstruction, including breast, extremity and head and neck reconstruction. Through my research, I try to understand and improve how patients and their providers make decisions about cancer surgery, with a specific focus on breast cancer patients.

I decided to become a plastic surgeon because I really enjoy putting things back together and the challenges that come with that. As a plastic surgeon, I often have the opportunity to work with other surgeons. I’m able to be a “go-to” surgeon for other specialties when difficult problems arise, and I love that role.

I believe that compassion is the most important part of patient care and I make a point of developing my compassion a little more each day.

I decided to come to Ohio State because I felt that it was an environment where I could do the most to benefit patients. I love being able to work with a fantastic team and truly enjoy meeting my amazing patients as well as their friends and family. I learn a great deal from my patients, particularly when it comes to resilience and courage.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Implants
  • Mammaplasty
  • Sarcoma

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Yale University School of Medicine


General Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital
7/1/1996 - 6/30/2002

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
University of California San Francisco Medical Center
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2004

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Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Board of Surgery

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery

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 12/20/2018, Dr. Lee has reported no relationships with companies or entities.