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Eugene Lee, MD, PhD, FACS, RPVI

A member of our surgical team, Eugene Lee, MD, PhD, FACS, RPVI, specializes in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Originally from California, he attended Cornell University in New York where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He obtained his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston. Ten years of residency and fellowship followed, where he spent eight years completing a General Surgery Residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where Dr. Lee earned several teaching, research and clinical excellence awards. During that time, Dr. Lee also earned a PhD in Experimental Surgery. He then went on to complete a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University in 2004. Dr. Lee maintains dual board certification in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery as well as further certification in vascular ultrasound interpretation (RPVI). With 20 years of surgical experience as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento and Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Sacramento VA Medical Center, Dr. Lee has extensive clinical experience treating patients with aneurysm, carotid artery disease, renal failure and lower extremity ischemia. Dr. Lee has authored 59 peer-reviewed scientific publications and five book chapters. He also garnered nearly $1.5 million in grant funding, all related to patients suffering from vascular problems. Dr. Lee is married to another physician and together they have two adult daughters. Dr. Lee is excited to serve Minot and the Northwest Region of North Dakota, as both a General and Vascular Surgeon.

General Surgery

Trinity Health's general surgery team specializes in the management of a wide range of conditions affecting the abdomen, digestive tract, breast, skin, and endocrine systems. We are proud to offer management options for gallbladder disease, hernia repair, appendicitis, thyroid disorders, breast tumors, bowel obstruction, colon surgery, skin cancer, and more. Our surgeons offer minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgical options for many conditions, as well as endoscopic services such as EGD/colonoscopy. They're also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, supporting Trinity’s role as a regional leader in trauma care as a Level 2 Trauma Center. Our surgeons also work in collaboration with the Trinity Health CancerCare Center to provide surgical options for patients with breast, colon, skin and other cancers.

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery involves the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the arteries, veins and lymphatic system using minimally-invasive or open surgical procedures.

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