Robert P. Lee, MD

Robert P. Lee, MD



Director, Pleural Diseases; Program Director, Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship; Assistant Director, Section of Interventional Pulmonology; Co-Supervising Physician, Pulmonary Advanced Practice Provider (APP)

Clinical Expertise

Lung Nodules; Lung Cancer; Advanced Bronchoscopy; Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS); Electomagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (SuperDimension); Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy; Rigid Bronchoscopy; Airway Tumor Ablation; Airway Stents; PleurX Catheter Placement; Pleuroscopy; Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy

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About Me


MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School


Georgetown University Medical Center


New York University School of Medicine; Lahey Clinic, Tufts University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Pulmonary Disease; Critical Care; Interventional Pulmonology

I am a pulmonologist with a special interest in treating lung conditions arising from cancer or its treatment. As one of the few pulmonologists with formal training in interventional pulmonology, I am able to utilize a full spectrum of advanced minimally invasive techniques in making the diagnosis of enlarged lymph nodes in the chest or small lung nodules, as well as to provide therapy for complications from cancer such as central airway obstruction or pleural effusion (fluid accumulation around the lung).

I perform a full spectrum of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including endobronchial ultrasound, electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (a GPS-like guidance system for the lungs), rigid bronchoscopy, airway stent placement, laser therapy, and indwelling chest tube placement (PleurX).

I collaborate closely with thoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists to find the best approach to making a diagnosis, providing treatment, and minimizing the need for multiple invasive procedures.

My research interest involves developing novel products and techniques to improve bronchoscopy and make early lung cancer diagnoses.


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