• Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery

Areas of interest


A/Prof. James Lee is a leading endocrine surgeon. A/Prof. Lee is extensively trained and highly qualified as a general surgeon specialising in endocrine surgery with specific interests in all aspects of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal procedures. A/Prof. James Lee has an impressive educational history from qualifying as a general surgeon and obtaining the specialist qualification from the Austin Hospital to undertaking the prestigious T.S. Reeve International Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

In 2014, A/Prof. Lee completed his thesis on biomarkers of thyroid cancer and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the University of Sydney. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and 3 book chapters to date. During his PhD candidature, A/Prof. Lee received several scholarships and research prizes from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Patient philosophy is at the core of A/Prof. Lee’s practice. He believes that patient education and transparent communication is essential to a successful recovery journey.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern – East Wing Tower

Level 10, Suite 10.2
25 Nelson Road
Box Hill VIC 3128

Consulting Location

Epworth Richmond

Suite 8.2
89 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121

Consulting Location

Hobsons Bay Specialist Centre

93 Ferguson Street
Williamstown VIC 3016

Epworth locations


Epworth Richmond


Epworth Eastern


  • MBBS, The University of Melbourne, 2001
  • PhD, University of Sydney, 2014

Education and training

  • Founder of Surgical Research Short Course for Trainees
  • DCAS Faculty


  • Molecular Biomarkers for Thyroid Cancer - FNA and Blood
  • Quality improvement for thyroid surgery patients

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • RACS
  • Association for Academic Surgeons
  • Australian Endocrine Surgeons

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