Lewis County Health System welcomes obstetrician F. Lee Dutton, MD

LOWVILLE, NY ─ Lewis County Health System’s Women’s Health Center is pleased to announce Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist F. Lee Dutton, M.D. has joined the medical staff. He will provide obstetrical and gynecological care for women in all stages of life.

“With his extensive training and experience, Dr. Dutton will deliver high quality, personalized care to our patients,” stated Sean Harney, Chief Medical Officer, Employed Medical Practices. “We are pleased to have him make a long term
commitment as a member of the Women’s Health team.”

Dr. Dutton completed his undergraduate education at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, on a U.S. Army scholarship, then earned his master’s degree in virology and PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Connecticut. He stayed at UConn as a Visiting Assistant Professor and published over a dozen scientific papers while continuing to serve in the USAR as an infantry platoon leader.

Dr. Dutton and his wife Mary Jane, raised six children. After seeing their youngest twin boys graduate from high school, he left UConn and completed medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

He completed an internship in obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI, and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, as well as care for both acute and chronic gynecologic health problems.

Dr. Dutton joined the faculty at SUNY Upstate in 2005 as Assistant Professor of OBGYN, and returned to the USAR as a medical officer first assigned to the 865th Combat Support Hospital in Utica, New York. In 2011, Dr. Dutton left SUNY to
return to the Active Reserves, including two tours in support of the 10th Mountain Division assigned to Fort Drum OB/GYN at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, and later as chief of the 624th Forward Surgical Team (Erie, PA). Between assignments, worked with veterans and their dependents as a GYN surgeon at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse.

Now retired from both the VA and the USAR, he is a member of both the VFW and the American Legion and remains connected to the military community.

Earlier this year, spent several months as a volunteer physician dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, including a month of work at “ground zero” in Queens where he gained important experience dealing with this dangerous disease.

Dr. Dutton joins Dr. Gerard A. Crawford II, Dr. Kelly Birchenough, Dr. Orakwao Dowuona, and Adult Nurse Practitioner Selina Hughes. The practice is located on the second floor of the Hospital’s Medical Arts Building, 7785 N. State Street in

“I am looking forward to working with my colleagues at LCHS and providing women with quality care – the kind of care that I would want for my own wife, sisters, and daughters,” Dr. Dutton stated.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dutton, please call the Women’s Health Center at 315-376-5475.