Sarah Lee, MD

Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Prevention & Screening
Liver Disease
Swallowing Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

About Me

My primary goal is to get to know each of my patients as individuals by listening and try to tailor my treatment plan to optimize his/her quality of life. As new evidence and therapeutic techniques emerge, I will strive to integrate the different options available to provide the best care I can.

- Sarah Lee, MD

Dr. Lee chose gastroenterology because it is such a multifaceted field. During her residency, she fell in love with the field because it allowed her to take part in both the diagnostic and therapeutic role of procedures as well as the physician-patient relationship that comes with chronic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease.

She believes medicine is a way to experience perspectives other than your own by getting to know different people and learning about their lives. The relationships she builds with her patients build are what she believes makes her profession so rewarding.

Other Interests: 

Dr. Lee likes living in Portland because of the diversity, culture, food scene and proximity to nature. In her free time, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with family, skiing, hiking, camping, traveling and exploring new cultures and cuisine.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Providence Newberg Medical Center
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Prevention & Screening
Liver Disease
Swallowing Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Capsule Endoscopy

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2018
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship Administrative Chief, University of New Mexico, 2017-2018
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2015
  • MD, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, 2012
  • Clinical Sciences Certification in Patient-Oriented Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, May 2010
  • BA, Biology and Business Economics, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2007
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors", 2022
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
  • Brown University Undergraduate Degree in Biology and Economics, Magna Cum Laude
  • Tuqan W, Lee S, Hanson J, McCarthy D. Carbamazepine-Associated Hypersensitivity Colitis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2018; 63(2):334-337.
  • Safadi S, Lee S, Thompson W, McCarthy D. Acute abdominal pain: When the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2017; 62(5):1168-1172.
  • Lee S, Castresana D, Glass J, Chang C. Melanoma in an unexpected location. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2016; 84(3):544-6.a
  • Gay ND, Lee SC, Liel MS, Sochacki P, Recht M, Taylor J. Increased fracture rates in people with haemophilia: a 10-year single institution retrospective analysis. British Journal of Haematology. 2015; 170(4): 584–586.
  • Lee SC, Tong M, Hang S, Deochand C, de la Monte SM. CSF and Brain Indices of Insulin Resistance, Oxidative Stress and Neuro-Inflammation in Early versus Late Alzheimer’s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism. 2013; 3:128.
  • Lee SC, Feller E. “Pancreatic cancer.” The 5-minute Clinical Consult 2013. 21st edition, F. J. Domino (Ed.) Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 936-937.
  • Lee SC, Dalia S. Drug-Induced Chronic Pancreatitis. Med Health RI. 2012; 95(1):19-20.
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy