Nita Karnik 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.

See Dr. Lee's University of Chicago Medicine profile