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Grace Lee, MD
Endocrinology/Metabolism
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests
Dr. Lee has special interests in thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes treatment and transgender care.
Personal Information

Outside of her practice, Dr. Lee enjoys gardening and biking.

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Endocrinology/Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes, Transgender Health
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Cornell University Medical College, New York, 1998
Residency
Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus, 2001
Fellowships
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of California, San Francisco, 2004
Professional Activities and Awards
Section Head, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Director, Glycemic Control
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
July 2018
I wish Dr. Lee had shown me the graph and where my thyroid lab numbers were in relationship to what normal levels are. She said one number was up and one number was down but she didn´t explain which number was which and how they affect my thyroid performance.
June 2018
Dr. Lee was excellent!
June 2018
I´m thankful to be working with Dr. Lee who came highly recommended to me after Dr. Brzana left
June 2018
the Dr. is excellent.
June 2018
required. time spent. Instructions easily understood. Instructions printed out also.
May 2018
*Dr. Grace Lee is at the top of her profession and was so thorough and explained everything. She solved part of my problem instantly - and I am on meds to get me well completely. I believe she has given me my life back. She is exceptional!!
May 2018
#9. Always used to have a lot of confidence - Dr. appeared busy, stressed & not "there" cognitively.
May 2018
*Dr. Grace Lee is one of the best diabetes doctors I´ve had in my 68 yrs. of living with Type I diabetes!
April 2018
Dr. Lee is outstanding. She´s extremely patient to answer my questions, insightful about my progress and recent lab results, and has successfully turned around my symptoms. I feel so fortunate to have her as my endocrinologist and would highly recommend her - and Virginia Mason - to anyone.
April 2018
I am so appreciative of the incredible care I have received from *Dr. Lee. She has changed life!
April 2018
2 doctors cancelled. Was squeezed in w/*Dr. Lee. While she seemed very competent & caring, I felt rushed.
March 2018
Dr Lee is an excellent physician. She is well-informed, thorough, empathetic and just a charming person. I am delighted with her care
March 2018
Dr. Lee is just wonderful!!!
March 2018
Superior on every level.
March 2018
Dr. Lee is an excellent physician! So knowledgeable and caring! Huge kudos to her!!!
March 2018
Amazing visit all positive - Progress very well.
February 2018
Didn´t ask specific personal questions about me just my thyroid/seemed rushed/I did not feel my questions were thoroughly answered about what could happen if my thyroid didn´t straighten out, my concerns @ diabetes -
January 2018
Dr. Lee is the best physician I´ve ever seen, across all specialties. I wish she could be my PCP. love her!!
January 2018
excellent
January 2018
Dr. Grace Lee is excellent!
January 2018
Dr. Grace Lee is detailed, smart and kind. I have total confidence in her.
November 2017
She provided handouts of information regarding other health issues.
November 2017
Dr. Lee cares about her patients and their wellbeing. She is very good at informing me about status, explains lab tests, makes me at ease while addressing my medical situation -
October 2017
Dr. Lee is one of the best doctors I´ve ever had.
October 2017
I traveled 700+ miles to see Dr Lee and I will continue to do so. We work very well together.
October 2017
Dr. Lee is very informative regarding diabetes. Always friendly. Takes time for me and always explains.
September 2017
Excellent
September 2017
I have recommended Dr Grace Lee to my friends and co workers. she knew my need, read my outside records before my appointment, got to know me, heard my concerns, was very compassionate, kind, understanding, and reassured me that she would ease my concerns. she did!
August 2017
When ever we make decisions about my care Dr. Lee always make me feel like it is our idea and not just her´s have enjoyed my trips to Virginia Mason.
July 2017
Dr. Lee continues to provide outstanding, excellent, timely and informative service and communication concerning my health. I have continuously improved physically and mentally under her care.
July 2017
I have only had very POSITIVE experiences with Dr. Lee. She treats me for Hashimoto´s and PCOS. She´s always been great, and is very knowledgeable.... I suspect I was asked to fill this out because I had contacted my GP´s office trying to find a doctor experienced with lipedema. Lipedema is not taught about in most medical schools and according to published surveys and online patient groups, _most_ doctors in the US are not familiar with it (and some think it is a myth). It was a coincidence that the GP on call at the time happened to know about it, but they could not answer my question either. This is totally normal for lipdema. I found out about it through an article that a friend sent to me, started reading about it, and asked Dr. Lee if she thought I might have it. Like MOST doctors in the US, she had not dealt with it before and (since the literature recommends getting a doc who is experienced with it, to the point where it is very common for people to go out of state to find someone) she thought I should see one who was experienced with it for the diagnosis stage. This was the professionally and morally responsible action. Many other doctors would have simply been dismissive, which she has never once been. IF I had had a complaint (which I do not) I would have made one on my own. I did not request this survey.
June 2017
Excellent dr. really _____.
June 2017
Dr. Lee is an outstanding doctor. I am extremely thankful that she has been advocating for the health of her current and future patients by working with a team to secure funding for and implementing the Optifast weight loss program at VM. The Optifast program is an essential part of my journey to being healthier. Without Dr. Lee, the other Optifast staff and the Optifast program, I would not be making the progress that I am currently making towards living a healthier life. Thank you, Dr. Lee! Dr. Lee quickly made me feel comfortable talking with her about all of my health concerns. Although I know she must be in a hurry, she always has time for the casual conversations that help to build a trusting rapport. She also takes the time to ensure that I have understood our discussions and that she has answered all of my questions. At our first appointment, I was impressed with her knowledge of my medical history. I continue to be in awe of her ability to remember our conversations regarding my health as well as the details of my health data from one visit to the next. I value her vast medical expertise, her ability to explain a treatment plan and rationale for a treatment plan in terms that are easily understood, her kindness and her encouragement. I feel very fortunate to be one of Dr. Lee´s patients. I have and will continue to highly recommend Dr. Lee, as well as the VM Optifast weight loss program, to friends.
June 2017
I think Dr. Lee is one of the best I have ever worked with. She cares and spends the extra time to study my peculiar situation and really think about my treatment. She is a gem.
June 2017
I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Lee. She´s kind, caring, and thorough. I feel at ease under her care, and very hopeful my condition will improve because of her expertise. She´s the best.
May 2017
Dr Lee is just plain wonderful.
May 2017
She is the best. I appreciate her and her expertise and positive encouragement. Thank you Dr. Lee.
May 2017
Dr. Lee is fantastic and takes time to fully explain my situation and help me with next steps. She´s one of the best doctors I´ve ever had.
May 2017
Dr. Lee is amazing! I wish she could be my PCP. When others had me feeling like a hypochondriac. Dr. Lee LISTENED and diagnosed me as others should have. Her compassion and expertise have changed my life.
March 2017
I was very pleased with my visit experience.
February 2017
Wonderful doc!
February 2017
Dr. Lee is outstanding and has become my trusted adviser dealing with my situation. She truly takes time to understand my condition AND personal background to help her create a holistic approach to doctoring.
February 2017
Dr. Lee is amazing have learned so much more about my diabetes than my GP doctor could provide.
January 2017
Dr Grace Lee always displays genuine concern about my health and offers suggestions, new trends and products for me to consider. She is on point.
January 2017
Dr. Lee always does an excellent job for me.