Nita Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology


Nita Karnik Lee, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic malignancies. Her focus is on providing comprehensive and compassionate care to women diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar or vaginal cancers. She is skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery for gynecologic cancers and complex benign gynecologic conditions.

Dr. Lee’s research interests include cancer survivorship, cancer disparities, and clinical trials focusing on new therapies for ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers. She is an active member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a cooperative research group supported by the National Cancer Institute.

Her recent funded research focuses on endometrial cancer survivorship and the importance of healthy lifestyle change after diagnosis. She is also interested in the screening, prevention, and early detection of gynecologic cancers by educating providers and patients.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine 
5841 S. Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine 
5758 S. Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Obstetrics 
and Gynecology Specialty Services 
Pavilion A 
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard, Suite 475 
New Lenox, IL 60451

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Gynecologic Oncology

Medical School

Tulane University

Internship and Residency

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago


University of California at San Francisco Medical Center 
Stanford University Hospital, CA


Gynecologic Oncology Group 
Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6721

Office Fax

(773) 702-5411

Office Postal Address

Nita Lee, MD, 
The University of Chicago Medicine 
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2050 
Chicago, IL 60637

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