J. Joy Lee, M.D.

Dr. J. Joy Lee grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended Yale University, where she majored in History of Art while completing her pre-medical studies.  After graduation, she took one year off to do community health and environmental volunteer work in Tamil Nadu, India.  She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, and completed her residency in Urology at Stanford University.  Dr. Lee moved to Seattle to do an advanced robotics fellowship with Dr. Jim Porter, and joined Swedish Urology Group as its newest member in October 2016. 

Dr. Lee is a Board-certified urologist with a clinical focus in minimally invasive urologic oncology, particularly da Vinci robotic surgery.  As a resident, she received both regional and national awards for her research in prostate and kidney cancer outcomes and epidemiology, and has published in urologic oncology and robotic surgery.  She feels that open, honest communication is fundamental to the patient-doctor relationship, and hopes to empower her patients in a shared decision-making model of care.

In her spare time, Dr. Lee and her husband enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible, whether crabbing or snowboarding or climbing.  Both avid travelers and budding mountaineers, they have climbed Mt. Rainier, gone trekking in the Himalaya, and attempted Denali.  Recent new parents, they look forward to introducing their baby boy to the joys of the Pacific Northwest.


J. Joy Lee, M.D.

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Internship & Residency
Stanford University

Board Certification
American Board of Urology - Board Certified

Clinical Interests
Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology, da Vinci robotic surgery, Focal Therapy