Dr. Lee appointed to CMMC medical staff


LEWISTON — Norris K. Lee, M.D., an otolaryngologist, has been appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center medical staff. He is practicing with Central Maine Ear, Nose and Throat in Lewiston.

Prior to beginning his practice in the Lewiston-Auburn area, Lee worked in private practice in New York, both as a solo practitioner and in a single-specialty group practice. Prior to private practice, he served on the faculties of two medical schools. From 1990 to 1995, he was an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he also was a researcher in cancer and an attending surgeon at Parkland Hospital, the Dallas VA Hospital, and the Zale-Lipshy University Hospital. In 1995, he accepted a position as associate professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he was an attending surgeon at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City until 2002.

Throughout his career, Lee’s interests have extended beyond clinical care and research to include administrative and quality control issues.

A graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I., Lee earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York City. After an internship in general surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, he completed residency training in otolaryngology at Albert Einstein/Montefiore/ Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in the Bronx, N.Y. He then furthered his post-graduate education with fellowship training in head and neck surgical oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Medical Association. He has served on the editorial board of professional journals and authored numerous articles and book chapters.

Lee’s clinical interests include sinus disease and rhinologic disorders, and their impact on systemic dysfunctions such as sleep disorders. As one of the first surgeons in the country to use powered instrumentation during endoscopic sinus surgery in the early 1990s, he pioneered advanced intranasal surgeries addressing tumors of the nose and sinuses without facial incisions. He also treats patients with cancers and tumors in the head and neck region, including thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands.

Lee practices in association with Michael P. Joseph, M.D., and Benjamin Lounsbury, M.D., at Central Maine Ear, Nose and Throat, 12 Bates St., Lewiston. The office may be reached at 784-4539.