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Lisa Yee
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I’m a surgical oncologist specializing in patients with breast cancer.
I also serve as associate professor of surgical oncology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, as adjunct associate professor in the Department of Human Nutrition at OSU and as co-director of the High Risk Breast Program for the OSUCCC – James. I’ve been rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in both 2014 and 2016.

My research interests are closely tied to my clinical focus in breast cancer treatment and prevention. This allows for correlative tissue analyses, exploration of novel tissue biomarkers of breast risk and response to chemopreventive and/or bioactive nutrients, and clinical trial evaluation of specific dietary or nutrient interventions.

One of my current research projects is investigating whether a new formulation of curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, can reduce low-grade, chronic inflammation that’s thought to contribute to breast cancer development. The challenge is that curcumin is minimally absorbed when eaten or taken as a pill, making it difficult to gauge its true potential as a cancer-prevention agent. The new oral curcumin formulation — called “nanoemulsion curcumin” — is specifically designed to increase curcumin absorption in the body.

One of the best parts of my job is caring for and interacting with my patients. Their courage and determination in fighting breast cancer is inspiring and makes me work even harder to find effective treatments. Working at The James is an honor as well. My colleagues are highly trained and experienced physicians, and we learn so much from each other.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2016

Medical Degree

  • M.D.
    Yale University School of Medicine


  • General Surgery
    Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine
    7/1/1987 - 6/30/1989
  • General Surgery
    Mount Sinai Medical Center
    7/1/1989 - 6/30/1993

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Cancer

Locations where I practice

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More about my work

My background

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

My Department


My Division

Surgical Oncology

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, etc. 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 03/25/2016, Dr. Yee has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies, etc. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.