Appointments Referring Phsyicians
The Ohio State University Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2140
Columbus, OH 43212
Ph: 614.259.7920
Fax: 614.293.9024

Clara Lee, MD, MPP

Plastic Surgeon

Clara Lee, MD, MPP is is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in microsurgery and cancer reconstruction at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Lee has a special interest in surgical outcomes, health behavior, and medical decision making, with an emphasis on breast cancer. She has contributed to numerous publications on topics including the effects of reconstruction on quality of life and body image.


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • MPP, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
  • AB, Harvard University and Radcliffe College

Clinical Interest

  • Plastic Surgery, specializing in cancer reconstruction and microsurgery
  • Microsurgical oncologic reconstruction, including breast, head and neck and extremity reconstruction

Research Interest
Improving how patients and their providers make decisions about cancer surgery, with a particular focus on breast cancer

Awards, Honors & Organizations

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Foundation, Visiting Professor
  • Surgical Outcomes Club, Board of Directors
  • Clinical Trials Network Committee, Plastic Surgery Foundation Co-chair
  • Society for Medical Decision Making
  • 2010 Lineberger Population Sciences Award