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Margaret T. Lee, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Expertise in: 
Pediatrics, Cancer Care
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Clinical Expertise

  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Hemangioma
  • Hemostasis
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Thrombosis

Education & Training

  • University of Santo Tomas (Philippines)
  • 1985 University of Santo Tomas
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Residency: 1990 Santo Tomas University Hospital
  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 1994 Nyu Langone Medical Center And School Of Medicine

About Margaret Lee

Margaret T. Lee, MD cares for children with blood disorders, such as anemias (sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and iron deficiency), bleeding (including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura [ITP], hemophilia, and von Willebrand disease), and clotting disorders (such as deep vein thrombosis).

Dr. Lee's main research focus is sickle cell disease. She is seeking new ways to prevent the complications of sickle cell disease, particularly those affecting the brain and lungs. Currently, she is investigating whether high-dose vitamin D therapy can reduce respiratory complications in children with sickle cell disease. In addition to its well-known role in maintaining healthy bones, vitamin D has been shown to have anti-infective and anti-inflammatory effects that may benefit patients with sickle cell disease. Dr. Lee is also the site investigator for the National Institutes of Health-funded series of multicenter clinical trials on stroke prevention in children with sickle cell anemia (STOP 1 and 2, SWiTCH, and TWiTCH).

Dr. Lee's other area of interest is a rare group of diseases called vascular anomalies. There is relatively little known about these disorders, and the care of patients with vascular anomalies requires a multidisciplinary group of physicians from several specialties (dermatology, surgery, cardiology, neurology, and hematology/oncology)-all of whom are available at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Hematologists play a role in the medical treatment of vascular tumors and the supportive care of clotting and bleeding complications that are associated with some types of vascular malformations. Dr. Lee is an active participant in the Vascular Anomalies Group at NYP/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, as well as the Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, which is looking at novel therapies for vascular anomalies and their complications.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Elderplan

  • Medicare Managed Care

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Research

Clinical Trials

NCT02187003 A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of Rivipansel (Gmi-1070) In The Treatment Of Vaso-occlusive Crisis In Hospitalized Subjects With Sickle Cell Disease

NCT02433158 An Open-label Extension Study To Evaluate The Safety Of Rivipansel (Gmi-1070) In The Treatment Of One Or More Vaso-occlusive Crises In Hospitalized Subjects With Sickle Cell Disease

COMPLETED

NCT01276587 Pilot Study of Vitamin D Therapy to Prevent Respiratory Complications in Children With Sickle Cell Disease