Thu Ha Liz Lee

Dr. Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She completed her medical school and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine. After finishing her training, Dr. Lee was an assistant professor of surgery at both the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati. Since joining the group, Dr. Lee specializes in general surgery and diseases of the breast. She continues to keep abreast of the changing practices in surgery to offer her patients the most advanced care. She believes in performing minimally invasive procedures to improve recovery time and also incorporates the latest techniques, including single incision laparoscopic surgery for select patients. In addition, she provides a complete array of breast services which range from state-of-art ultrasound office-based procedures consisting of US-guided biopsies, aspirations, minimally invasive office-based removal of benign breast lesions, and partial breast irradiation. She also provides high-risk genetic counseling/screening and incorporates oncoplastic techniques to allow for the best oncologic and cosmetic outcome possible for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Lee believes that every patient is unique and individualizes each patient’s overall treatment plan based on their disease process, concurrent medical issues, lifestyle, and personal preference. Dr. Lee speaks fluent Vietnamese and enjoys sharing her faith, meeting new people, golf, and reading. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her husband and 4 children, including and twin boys.

Specialty Breast Disease/Cancer
Degrees
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts,Biology and Chemistry
Areas of Expertise
  • Breast Disease/Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hernia Repair
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
Offices
Gender Female

Services

  • Breast Disease/Cancer
    Call For Appointment
  • Gallbladder Disease
    Call For Appointment
  • Hernia Repair
    Call For Appointment
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
    Call For Appointment

Medical Education

General Surgeon

General Surgeon, Southwest Surgical Associates, LLP

Categorical General Surgery Resident, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Doctor of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Dual Degree – Biology and Chemistry

Texas A M University, College Station, Texas

Southwest Surgical Associates

Hospital Affiliations

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
The Methodist Hospital West Houston

Honors

Best oral poster presentation “Use of a Predictive Equation for Diagnosis of Acute Gangrenous Cholecystitis”Association of VA Surgeons, Richmond, VA, April 2004
Elvin L Shelton Award for Surgical Excellence, 2003
Medical Student Teaching Excellence Award for Baylor College of Medicine, 2003
Association of Academic Surgery Student Research Award, 2001
Department of Surgery Best Surgical Student Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2001
Texas A&M University Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Golden Key Honor Society, 1995-1996
Texas A&M University Dean’s List, 1993-1996
Founder, Vice President of Rho Delta Chi Sorority, 1994-1996

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Surgery, August 2008-June 2010
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Assistant Professor of Surgery, June 2006-June 2008
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Breast Diseases