C.C. Lee, MD, FACS
Open Heart Surgery,
and Vascular Surgery
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with C.C. Lee, please call 319-861-7200
Areas of Interest
Dr. Lee specializes in coronary bypass, heart valve, atrial fibrillation, open and endovascular aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular and endovascular surgeries, lung and mediastinal surgery, as well as vein therapy. Additional interests include interpretation of non-invasive vascular studies and initiating, developing and maintaining cardiovascular and thoracic surgery programming.
Year began practicing: 1995
Year joined staff: 2017
Year began practicing in specialty: 1995
Education and Training
- Medical College of Virginia, Doctor of Medicine
- George Washington University Hospitals, General Surgery, Senior Surgical Resident, Chief Resident in General/Vascular Surgery
- University of Buffalo Hospitals, Chief Resident Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Research Fellow in Cardiac Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Society of Vascular Surgery
- Society of Midwestern Vascular Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Wisconsin Medical Society
- Korean American Medical Association
- American Association for Physician Leadership
Honors, Awards, etc.
- 2019 Nominee for Mentor/Educator award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards
- Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical College of Virginia
- Sigma Zeta Honorary Science Society
Medical College of Virginia
Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Lee enjoys family gatherings and appreciates every moment spent with his wife and three children.
Mercy Medical Center welcomes C.C. Lee, MD, FACS, as Medical Director of Mercy’s Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Services to lead the progression of its open heart surgery program.
Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed multiple residencies at George Washington University Hospitals, Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and University of Buffalo Hospitals, where he was the chief resident for cardiothoracic surgery.
Through diverse heart surgery experiences, Dr. Lee initiated, developed and maintained a state-of-the-art cardiovascular and thoracic surgery program. He launched an open heart program in Wisconsin, immediately developing it into one achieving stellar marks for quality measurements that far surpass national averages.
In addition to minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and valve therapies, Dr. Lee brings new procedures to the Cedar Rapids community, including surgical atrial fibrillation, complex aortic pathologies and robotic thoracic surgery, among others.
“I’m hopeful my experience will help build on the foundation of the comprehensive and strong heart program already in place at Mercy,” said Dr. Lee.
Dr. Lee sees patients at the Mercy Cardiothoracic & Vascular Clinic on the fourth floor of the 8th & 8th Medical Park building.
Read a profile on Dr. Lee from The Gazette, March 28, 2017. (PDF)