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Qualifications and Experience
Vanessa Lee is a qualified and warm endocrinologist serving the community of Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Lee attended the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, where she received her medical degree, and also completed a residency in internal medicine. She completed her bachelor’s from the City University of New York, City College. She went on to complete a fellowship in endocrinology at New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lee is a part of Weill Cornell Physicians at Brooklyn Heights. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in endocrinology and is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American Medical Association. Dr. Lee is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and sees patients for illness, as well as other common and specialized reasons. Dr. Lee gives each patient her focused attention, and she prides herself on delivering the best treatment available. Dr. Lee is devoted to ensuring the longevity of her patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Lee is very well educated and made me feel very comfortable. This was my first visit and I will definitely go back!
Dr. Lee was very professional, very knowledgable and easy to talk to. I highly recommend her!
I was amazed with the experience. I was taken inside at precisely my time of appointment. The staff and nurse were very friendly. The doctor herself is extremely knowledgeable. She went thoroughly through my entire history as well as my blood work and explained every point step by step. It was very easy speaking with her and telling her my concerns. She was very open and honest with me. Fortunately, I don’t need to go and see her again except next year for a routine check up, but if I had to go see her more often than that, I would do it with pleasure. And that says a lot, considering how much I hate going to doctors. Dr. Vanessa Lee is one of those doctors you want to go see even when you have problems not related to endocrinology :). I highly recommend her.
Dr Lee is an adorable and professional doctor. She explains all questions you have with calm and positive words. I really recommend!
Wonderfully personable while being very professional. Dr. Lee was able to explain the bigger picture while addressing how thyroid issues could be affecting me directly. Highly recommend.
This has to be the best doctoral visit I've ever taken. Dr. Lee is so very sweet, kind, social and informative. I lost all the fear I had in explaining my issues once we got to talking and she actually listened to all and more. The receptionist and the kind nurse who took my vitals were all amazing and this was just the best experience. I highly recommend going to Dr. Lee. The office is an excellent example of proper service and respect which I struggled to find.
It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Lee and look forward to the following appointment as well. She is knowledgeable and easy to communicate - Definitely, a doctor to recommend!
A great bedside manner and takes the time to really instruct and inform her patients of what is going on with them. I highly recommend Dr. Lee! I wish all doctors also took their patients in as quickly as she and her staff insure happens. I was taken in within 10 minutes of arrival which is almost unprecedented in NYC.
Very pleasant and informative
She's great. Excellent bedside manner, friendly, and knowledgeable. Awesome doctor.
Dr. Lee was amazing. I had a previous endocrinologist and she was my star doc; up until she moved that is. You can say I am a little spoiled with having had a professional who was so invested so, yes, I was worried about being able to find the same quality in someone new. Well, I got lucky yet again. Dr. Lee is very prompt, vocal, loves to explain whats going on so the patient can understand and is overall communicative. I explained my history to Dr. Lee and I have a few issues, nothing big, but we took our time and she worked with me, told me what I may or may not need. Gave me options, as the patient. Was extremely clear. I feel like I found someone who is really caring. There is just no other way to say it. I can't wait to see her again.
She is great, honest, and provides a full plan on the care process.
Very attentive and nice.
Dr. Lee is great at explaining things and taking the time to both listen to your problems and questions and make sure you understand her thought process. She's thorough and friendly. I definitely would recommend her.
Zero wait time! She made me feel so comfortable and explained every single thing to me in a relatable way. I’m so happy she’s my doctor.
I love Dr. Lee! She explains everything clearly and listens to my symptoms and questions. She immediately put me at ease and she didn't rush through my consultation.
Dr. Lee was clear, professional, precise, caring, and helpful. I could not have asked for a better endocrinologist. Feel lucky I found her.
She is thorough and has excellent bedside manner. It never feels as if she is rushing to get to the next patient, she gives you her full attention.
My appointment with Dr. Lee was as pleasant as it was informative. After being somewhat uniformed on my hypothyroidism, I gained a much better understanding of thyroid function/hormone balance, different medications for treatment, symptoms of overmedicating/under medicating, and what steps to take to correct it. She also explained why some treatments (i.e. NDT) may not be as reliable. Really glad I saw Dr. Lee. There was a downside, though. For some reason the office was unable to access the information that I spent all that time filling out on ZocDoc (emergency contact, medical history, etc.) so I had to go through all of that in the office, which was a little annoying.
Dr. Lee really explains things well, listens, and knows her specialty very well. She is one of the nicest Doctors I've meet. Professional, but down to earth and easy to talk to. Not a pill pusher, truly wants to get down to the root of the problem. I highly recommend Dr. Lee. The office can get a bit busy, the desk staff seem a bit overworked, but gave it their best effort to be polite. Set up your next appointment in person if possible, dealings on the phone require time and patients.
My visit with Dr. Lee went extremely well. She was very thorough.
Very pleasant and professional
She;s an amazing Endo and I am so glad that she's my doctor.
She was lovely. Very informative and helpful.
Dr. Lee was incredibly personable, knowledgeable and warm. She explained everything both in scientific terms and in 'real' terms, making sure I understood everything and had clear next steps. Highly recommend!
I really liked Dr. Lee she listens to you and asks a lot of questions to get your full medical history, and she explains everything to you so that you understand. She also makes a plan of how she will be treating your condition. Love Her!
Always professional and friendly; puts me at ease every time; explains my labs to me each time
Dr Lee and her team were kind and very professional. She explained everything to me, always smiling and with a lot of patience. I would really recommend to anyone.
Dr. Lee was incredibly cheerful and warm. She was attentive and caring! She was able to answer many of my questions and concerns.
The doctor was very helpful and personable and she took her time answering my questions. I enjoyed my visit with her. The receptionists were also very efficient. My only caution would be to not visit this office if you might need blood work because they don't do it on site; rather they make you walk about seven blocks to a Quest Diagnostics facility where you will then be seen as a "walk-in."
Very personable and caring
The office is nice and clean, and the front desk staff are very welcoming and polite. Dr. Lee was very thorough and detailed in her explanations and explaining of medical terms. She took her time and often asked if I had more questions. She was very attentive. I would definitely return and would highly recommend Dr. Lee.
Wonderful doctor. Very smart and knowledgeable, but also super down to earth and friendly...talking to her is like talking to a girlfriend. Really happy I went to her.
Amazing! Great bedside manner, answered all of my questions and the some. Very competent, took her time, I never felt rushed. Super knowledgeable about insulin pumps. The front desk staff was extra patient and kind even though I was late. I wish all doctors visits were as seamless as this was!
It was AMAZING!!! She was so sweet and kind. Very informative, willing to help me as much as possible. Way better then then the last doctor I seen before.
It was the best day!
Dr.Lee was great, has great bedside manner, answered all the questions before I even asked them, she got to the point and great personality. I would definitely recommend Dr.Lee to my family and friends.
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Lee--she was very thorough and patient, and at no point did I feel rushed. She listened to me, explained everything she was doing and why she was doing it. Between appointments I had a non-urgent question, and I emailed her through the practice's patient portal and she responded the next day. Am relieved to have found a good doctor so close to home, after a few false starts.
very caring/ efficient / listens to all the symptoms with utmost curiosity and does a great job , great experience and will recommend to my family and friends.
She is very nice,smart,and takes the time to explain every thing.Overall,an excellent doctor.The office staff is also very good.Highly recommend.
She is a kind and well knowledgeable Endocrinologist, who made me feel comfortable. No question I asked was illogical or avoided.
Dr Lee is knowledgeable and treats all aspects of my disease. She asks insightful questions and is always pleasant to see!
Dr. Lee was amazing to work with. Playful personality and at the same time, she was very concerning about my health and well being. She will be the only doctor I will go to for any metabolism and thyroid related issues.
I've never had a doctor take the amount of time she did to explain my condition. Dr. Lee was pleasant and thorough.
Being a new patient I was very appreciative to be accepted at the last minute. The staff was very pleasant and welcoming. My experience with Dr. Vanessa Lee, MD was informative. Dr. Lee made me feel very comfortable throughout my entire visit. I admire her knowledge, skill, and professionalism. She was very thorough and explained everything which I always had questions too. I am convinced that anyone would be very fortunate to have her as their endocrinologist. Annette
Dr. Lee takes her time to get to know you as well as to answer any questions you may have. She doesn't rush you off and is very engaging.
She was extremely engaging and thorough. She sat with me for over 45 minutes discussing my history and health. She was really friendly and a pleasure to see!
My visit was simply amazing!! Vanessa Lee was extremely friendly and educated me with everything I needed to know about my prolactin levels. She is very passionate about her job and made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend her!
Extremely professional and went out of her way to make me feel comfortable. Very informative and she made me feel confident that my condition will be fixed. I highly recommend her
I am a medical student, which probably makes me an annoying patient, but Dr. Lee is the kind a doctor we all hope to have. Easy to talk to. Alows you to state your concerns and adresses them immediately to the best of her abilities. I have never felt so comfortable with another physician after just 1 visit. I am extremely happy that I found an endocrinologist that is so knowledgeable about her field and able apply her knowledge to patient interactions. A+ in my book
Dr Lee is amazing!!!
Dr Lee is amazing!! She is very pleasant and explained everything thoroughly. There was no wait time and the office staff is very friendly. Dr Lee was also very sensitive to my condition and answered all my questions. I highly recommend Dr Lee!
Wonderful doctor with a GREAT personality. I loved how she took her time to go over my medical history and thourougly explained her findings in a way to help me understand. I would HIGHLY reccomend Dr. Lee she is such a wonderful professional !
Very professional and caring
Dr V Lee was wonderful in every possible way. Couldn't have asked for more.
Dr Lee is very friendly kind and makes things easy to understand. She remembers my history as soon as she sees my face. She keeps to her word. On making call backs and sending out medication. I have improved so much with my condition from seeing her.
She was the best DR I ever experienced that treated me like a person n not a money making business she was so soft spoken n nicely to tell u what we need to do n not what I need to do n that's it she is great n it was my first visit
Dr. Lee is awesome! Super kind and a great listener. She is also extremely knowledgeable and was able to use the info from other doctors to pinpoint my issues. I plan on a follow up with her.
It was great. I really liked Dr. Lee. I wish she could be my primary! I wish all doctors were as patient and informative.
Great first impression left!
She was awesome!! She is quite thorough and gave me lots of useful information surrounding my concerns. She's vibrant and her personality made me feel like I was talking to a friend.
Dr. Lee is an outstanding doctor who listened patiently and responded with knowledge and compassion. Everyone in her office was kind and helpful. Finding medical care like this is a treasure.
Friendly, thorough, and intelligent doctor. I enjoyed the conversation and care. Would highly recommend.
She was very pleasanthe and patient.
Dr. Lee was very attentive and thorough. She helped diagnose me for something that another doctor had missed.
My first visit with Dr Lee was very pleasant. She is very nice and friendly, and took her time with me as it was my first visit. I will defiantly be following up with her!
She explained everything, makes you feel very comfortable. No wait time. Highly recommend!
Very welcoming and thorough. Very detailed with information and seemed very caring.
Dr Lee was so nice, so understanding. She took her time and listened to me and completely out me at ease. I didn't feel like she was one foot out the door, like some busy doctors can be. I felt like I had her full attention and she explained every detail of the process, the reasons she was asking certain questions, outcomes I could expect, etc. loved her!
she was AWESOME...never had a doctor sit down and talk to me so long and I felt like she truly was concerned about me. I have recommended her to everyone I know.
It was great experience at the office until they sent me out to get my blood work done at another medical center that I walked to and waited for one hour and 10 minutes for a blood sample. I loved Dr Lee' s care and overall attention but the fact that they can't take blood samples at their location is a let-down.
I love my appointments with Dr.Lee she's awesome
She was excellent and attentive and knowledgeable at her job. I am looking forward to my next visit and feeling better
I'm not going to lie, my experience with Dr. Lee was great. She was fun and engaging, but still knowledgeable. She's a stickler for time so be aware if you get there late you will be reminded of how important it is to be on time, especially if you're a new patient lol. I could't complain though, cause I was about 15-20 minutes late and they still put me in right away only because there was another appointment right after me. Time is very important to them. lol However, at the end of the day, I was satisfied.
She's amazing I absolute loved her bedside manner! She was a very sweet lady. Also she took the time to go over my diagnosis very thoroughly and helped me understand every aspect. I felt very confident in her care and will continue to get treatment from her.
Very detailed, thorough and caring.
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Lee's personal approach to treatment. She lessoned carefully to my reasons for my visit, and she addressed each of my concerns thoroughly.
I'm so happy with her. She was happy and smiling and just so happy. She made me feel safe and in control of my health.
Dr. Lee is nice and very friendly. She is a bit rushed and careless from time to time. If you are a newly diagnosed diabetic, she is great. If you have had Type 1 diabetes for a while, unfortunately she can offer very little of value. Her suggestions are approximate dosage changes put out too quickly with very little careful review of data.
Loved her!!! Dr. Lee has an amazing energy that welcomes you immediately. She is very easy going and through at the same time. Highly reccomended.
great! very friendly!
Dr. Lee was thorough in evaluating my symptoms, giving me treatment options and providing me with the side effects of medications.
She was awesome! Can't wait to continue working with her
The lady at the counter was so rude to begin with. Then she was extremely lazy and entered wrong insurance data and couldn't fathom what to do. Like seriously it's your job and you're supposed to know what to do. This actually led me to waste 2 hours and get my appointment rescheduled. However, Dr. Lee is very friendly and very nice! Only reason I'd go back is because Dr. Lee is the sweetest!! :) I highly recommend Dr. Lee, but only if you're willing to deal with lazy and arrogant counter people...
Vanessa is a very nice doctor Vanessa took out the time to explain everything in details I am going to continue to get treated by her
Dr. Lee gave me a thoughtful and thorough evaluation on my first visit to her practice. She took her time answering every last question of mine as well as examining me and taking all of my details and history. I really felt like she listened to me as a patient, which is so rare - I would recommend highly to anyone!
Dr. Lee is truly a blessing for the medical profession. She took her time, explained everything and she was very thorough. I would recommend Dr. Lee to everyone. Now if I can only find a Primary as caring and as good as Dr. Lee!!!
I really appreciated my visit to Dr. Lee. She took a lot of time to explain complex medical concepts to me in a way that I could (sort of) understand, plus she was really kind and personable. The visit was an overall positive experience.
Dr. Lee was prompt, courteous very friendly and kind. She listened to me and addressed my concerns.
I could not have been more impressed with Dr. Lee. She was absolutely outstanding. Her relatable personality and kind, gentle manner made her stand out from truly any other endocrinologist I've ever seen. After managing type one diabetes for ten years without her is my only regret.
Actually a spectacular experience. Showed up a bit before my appointment and was taken care of right away. Doctor Lee listened to and worked with me on the issues I had/believed to have. Left the office feeling confident and calm after the good treatment I received. Really really recommend using her. Brian
Although Dr. Lee was a good listener and spent adequate time with me, she is very young and inexperienced. Dr. Lee seemed to be a bit uncomfortable and lacked confidence when assessing me and examining me. She was quite nervous and laughed a lot nervously which in turn made me feel uncomfortable. Overall she was very polite and nice but I wouldn't recommend her in terms of expertise, experience and education in the field of endocrinology.