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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Andrew G. Lee M.D.

Andrew G. Lee, M.D.


Andrew G. Lee, M.D.

Andrew G. Lee, M.D.

Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
The Methodist Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: aglee@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-8823
Fax: 713-790-6441



B.A.  University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Biology)
M.D. University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville, VA (AOA graduate)

Postdoctoral Training

Transitional Internship, Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA (University of Virginia)
Ophthalmology Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (Chief Resident)
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD



Dr. Lee received his first faculty appointment in 1994 as an Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He became an Associate Professor there in 1998 and a member of the key clinical faculty in the following year. In 2000, Dr. Lee joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA as an Associate Professor and later a full Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery. He has over 262 papers published in peer reviewed medical journals, serves on the editorial boards of 12 journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, and Eye and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. Dr. Lee is a recipient of the Honor Award, Secretariat Award, and Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Resident training is a particular interest of Dr. Lee. He has published several papers on teaching and competency testing methods in ophthalmology residency programs. Dr. Lee joined The Methodist Hospital and Research Institute in 2009 and is currently Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital and a Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Description of Research

Dr. Lee is interested in optic nerve disorders and, in particular, tumors of the optic nerve. He was a founding member of the Tumor of the Optic Nerve Initiative (TONI) while at the University of Iowa and intends to create the same multidisciplinary at The Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lee is involved in ophthalmic graduate medical education and in the teaching and assessing of the ACGME competencies.

Major Areas of Research

Optic nerve, visual field loss, double vision, nystagmus

Recent Publications

Lee AG, Oetting T, Beaver HA, Carter K; Task Force on the ACGME Competencies at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology. The ACGME Outcome Project in ophthalmology: practical recommendations for overcoming the barriers to local implementation of the national mandate. Surv Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul-Aug;54(4):507-17.

Golnik KC, Lee AG, Wilson MC A national program director survey of the shift to competency-based education in ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2008 Aug;115(8):1426-30, 1430.e1-2.

Shah VA, Kardon RH, Lee AG, Corbett JJ, Wall M. Long-term follow-up of idiopathic intracranial hypertension: the Iowa experience. Neurology. 2008 Feb 19;70(8):634-40.

Abramoff MD, Folk JC, Lee AG, Beaver HA, Boldt HC; University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology Task Force on the ACGME Competencies. Teaching and assessing competency in retinal lasers in ophthalmology residency. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2008 Jul-Aug;39(4):270-80.

Koczman JJ, Rouleau J, Gaunt M, Kardon RH, Wall M, Lee AG. Neuro-ophthalmic sarcoidosis: the University of Iowa experience. Semin Ophthalmol. 2008 May-Jun;23(3):157-68.