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James C. Lee


Oncologist and melanoma specialist
Cancer immunotherapy expert

Dr. James C. Lee is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with advanced melanoma or other skin cancers.

Lee has more than a decade of research experience in cancer immunotherapy, focusing on understanding how the body's complex network of immune-regulatory processes influences the efficacy of these therapies. His goal is to design better treatment strategies that will enhance response while minimizing side effects.

Lee earned his medical degree at Yale School of Medicine, where he also earned a master's degree in health sciences, with a focus on cancer immunology. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Yale School of Medicine, 2009

    Yale School of Medicine, MS, Cancer Immunology, 2009

  • Residencies

    Mount Sinai Health System, Internal Medicine, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hematology and Oncology, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

My philosophy is to combine the best that modern cancer immunotherapy has to offer with detailed attention to the priorities and needs of my patients.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    56 Ratings
    About our process
    May 31, 2023
    Dr. Lee is the best. He is very knowledgeable patient listens and explains in a clear manner.
    May 17, 2023
    I like working with Dr. Lee.
    Aug 24, 2022
    Dr. Lee is very easy to talk to and understand. He listens and answers all my questions. He does not make me feel that he is in a rush as some physicians do. He is very calm and has an excellent bedside manner.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Dr. Lee is always kind respectful and takes time never to rush us.Thank you UCSF for taking such good care of my friend.
    Dec 08, 2021
    Dr. Lee provided clear and concise information to me regarding my issue. He is patient too giving me time to ask all my questions and answering them in a way that I can understand. I never feel rushed which is a good feeling. He Is an excellent doctor.

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