Yee Lee Cheah, MD, FACS

Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery - Transplant

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Yee Lee Cheah, MD, FACS

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery - Transplant

About Me

Compassionate, Innovative and Exceptional Care without Exception

Dr. Yee Lee Cheah joined the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center at Houston Methodist Hospital in 2022. She graduated with honors from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2000 and obtained her AFRCS, Ireland, in 2003. She completed her General Surgery Residency at the Brown University Program in Providence, Rhode Island in 2008, and her ASTS accredited fellowship in Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in 2010.

Dr. Cheah joined the Asian American Liver Centre at Gleneagles Hospital, the largest adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) center in South East Asia before returning to LHMC in 2017 to develop the LDLT and robotic surgery programs. She specializes in living donor liver transplantation, robotic transplantation and HPB surgery for benign and malignant disorders, and nutrition therapy of surgical patients. Her main research interests are in the areas of living donor safety, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Cheah has been faculty at Brown University and Tufts University, USA (2003-current) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at National University Singapore (2013-2014). She has served on multiple hospital and national committees at LHMC, UNOS and the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS) since 2011. In addition, she was a founding member of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore and the Singapore Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SingSPEN). 

Clinical Interests

  • Liver Transplantation Surgery
  • Robotic General Surgery
  • Robotic Kidney Transplantation
  • Robotic Living Donor Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery on the Liver, Pancreas and Bile Ducts

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Healthy Directions
US Family Health Plan

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Lahey Clinic | 2010
Rhode Island Hospital | 2008
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, National University of Ireland | 2000
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center


  • English
  • Chinese - Cantonese
  • Malaysian
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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    Dr. Yee Lee Cheah sees patients at the following locations:
    • Outpatient Center, 6445 Main St., Floor 26, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. Yee Lee Cheah and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Yee Lee Cheah and/or office staff speak English, Chinese - Cantonese and Malaysian