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LEE_KENNETH_MD_SURGERY_20110809_.jpg Kenneth K. W. Lee, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair for Graduate Education
Program Director
497 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


 
Academic Appointments
Associate Professor of Surgery with tenure, 1996-present
 
Honors/Awards
2011-Richard L. Simmons Mentorship Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

2011-Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

2011-Ladies Hospital Aid Society Innovation Award

2010-Clinical Teacher of the Year, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2009-Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
 
Current Professional Activities
Medical Executive Committee (Immediate Past President of medical staff), UPMC Presbyterian

Academy of Master Educators, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Medical Director, Western Pennsylvania Chapter of National Pancreas Foundation

Council Member, Joint Surgical Association (Pittsburgh Surgical Society and Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Surgeons)

Co-Chair, Credentials Committee, UPMC Presbyterian

Surgical Services Oversight Committee, UPMC Presbyterian

Total Quality Council, UPMC Presbyterian

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, UPMC Presbyterian
 
Selected Bibliography
Prince JM, Vallabhaneni R, Zenati MS, Hughes SJ, Harbrecht BG, Lee KKW, Watson AR, Peitzman AB, Billiar TR, and Brown MT. Increased interactive format for Morbidity and Mortality conference improves educational value and enhances confidence. J Surg Educ 2007; 64:266-72.

Jani N, Khalid A, Kaushik N, Brody D, Bauer K, Schoedel K, Ohori P, Moser AJ, Lee K, and McGrath K. EUS-guided FNA diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine tumors: new trends identified. Clinical Endoscopy 2008; 67:44-50.

Franko J, Krasinskas AM, Nikiforova MN, Zarnescu N, Lee KKW, Hughes SJ, Bartlett DL, Zeh HJ, and Moser AJ. Loss of heterozygosity predicts poor survival after resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg 2008; 12:1664-1672.

Lepisto AJ, Moser AJ, Zeh H, Lee K, Bartlett D, McKolanis JR, Geller DA, Schmotzer A, Potter DP, Whiteside T, Finn OJ, and Ramanathan RK. A phase I/II study of a MUC1 peptide pulsed autologous dendritic cell vaccine as adjuvant therapy n patients with resected pancreatic and biliary tumors. Canc Ther 2008; 6:955-964.

Lee KK. Pancreas: what is the role of minimally invasive surgery. Minerva Chir 2008; 63:517-528.

Eisenberg DP, Wey J, Bao PQ, Saul M, Watson AR, Schraut WH, Lee KK, Moser AJ, and Hughes SJ. Short- and long-term costs of laparoscopic colectomy are significantly less than open colectomy. Surg Endosc 2010 Feb 21.

Raval JS, Zeh H, Moser AJ, Lee K, Sanders M, Navina S, Kuan S-F, and Krasinskas AM. Pancreatic lymphoepithelial cysts express CEA and can contain mucous cells: Potential pitfalls in the preoperative diagnosis. Modern Path 2010; 23:1467-1476.

Bao PQ, Ramanathan RK, Krasinskas A, Bahary N, Lembersky BC, Bartlett DL, Hughes SJ, Lee KK, Moser AJ, and Zeh HJ 3rd. Phase II study of gemcitabine and erlotinib as adjuvant therapy for patients with resected pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2011 18:1122-9 Epub 2010 Nov 23.

Thirunavukarasu P, Sathaiah M, Sukumar S, Bartels CJ, Zeh H 3rd, Lee KK, Bartlett DL. Meckel’s diverticulum – a high-risk region for malignancy in the ileum: insights from a population-based epidemiological study and implications in surgical management. Ann Surg 2011 253:223-30.

Thirunavukarasu P, Sukumar S, Sathaiah H, Mahan M, Pragatheeshwar KD, Pingpank JF, Zeh H 3rd, Bartels CJ, Lee KK, and Bartlett DL. C-stage in colon cancer: implications in carcinoembryonic antigen biomarker in staging, prognosis, and management. J Natl Cancer Inst 2011 103:689-97. Epub 2011 Mar 18
 
Selected Review Articles, Chapters, and Textbooks
Hughes SJ, Papachristou GI, Federle MP, and Lee KKW. Necrotizing pancreatitis. Gastro Clinics N America 2007; 36:313-323.

Fasanella KE, Davis B, Lyons J, Chen Z, Lee KK , Slivka A, and Whitcomb DC. Pain in chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Gastro Clinics N America 2007; 36:335-364.

Lee KKW, Chen D, and Hughes SL. Minimally invasive treatment of pancreatic diseases. Gastro Clinics N America 2007; 36:441-454.

Whitcomb DC, Slivka A, and Lee K, eds. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic diseases. Gastro Clinics N America. 36: June, 2007.

Jeyabalan G and Lee KKW. Acute cholecystitis, cholangitis, and pancreatitis. In: Peitzman AB, Rhodes M, Schwab CW, Yealy DM, and Fabian TC, eds. The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Third Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2008:701.

Nace G and Lee KKW. Pancreatic endocrine tumors. In: Bartlett DL, Thirunavukarasu P, and Neal MD, eds. Surgical Oncology: Fundamentals, Evidence-based Approaches and New Technology. New Delhi: JaypeeBrothers Medical Publishers, 2011:475-490.
 
Presentations and Abstracts at Scientific Meetings
Academic Surgical Congress. “Transforming surgical residents into academic surgeons through mentored clinical research rotations.” Fort Myers, FL. February, 2009.

American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association. “Transduodenal ampullectomy and common duct exploration for treatment of an ampullary adenoma and impacted common duct stone.” (narrated video presentation; senior author/surgeon) Miami, FL. March 2009.

American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association. “Laparoscopic middle pancreatectomy.” (narrated video presentation) Miami, FL. March 2009.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. “Laparoscopic pancreatic debridement.” (narrated video presentation; senior author/surgeon) Phoenix, AZ April 2009

Association of Indian Surgeons, Chennai Wing. “Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis.” Chennai, India. August 18, 2009.

Laparoscopic Liver and Pancreas Resection course. “Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery.” University of Louisville Jewish Hospital Louisville, KY November 6, 2009

Second International Symposium on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery. “Laparoscopic spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy.” Pittsburgh, PA November 13, 2009.

Second International Symposium on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery. “Management of Bleeding during Laparoscopic Pancreatic Surgery.” Pittsburgh, PA November 13, 2009.

International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association. “Celiac axis and portal vein resection for locally advanced pancreatic cancer.” (narrated video presentation; senior author/surgeon) Buenos Aires, Argentina. April 20, 2010.

Pancreas Club annual meeting. “Abdominal compartment syndrome: An early lethal complication of acute pancreatitis.” (senior author) New Orleans, LA May 2, 2010.
 
Research Projects
Clinical Research: Biology and clinical significance of pulmonary metastases in pancreatic cancer; severe acute pancreatitis; minimally invasive pancreatic surgery; metastatic colon cancer

Educational Research: Surgical simulation models
 
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