Andrew G. Lee, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology-Blanton Eye Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


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 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 Houston Methodist Hospital and Research Institute in 2009 and is currently Chair of the Blanton Eye Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital and 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 is involved in ophthalmic graduate medical education and in the teaching and assessing of the ACGME competencies.

Areas Of Expertise

Optic nerve Visual field loss Double vision Nystagmus
Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship, Roanoke Memorial Hospital, an Affiliated Program of the University of Virginia

Homonymous hemianopsia as the presenting sign of migrainous infarction
Campagna, G, Vickers, A, Ponce, CMP & Lee, AG 2018, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.01.007

Supraorbital Nerve and Cavernous Sinus Invasion with Poorly Differentiated Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
Patel, SN, Nakawah, MO, Sadaka, A, Berry, S, Ortiz Gomez, J, Powell, S & Lee, AG 2018, Neuro-Ophthalmology, pp. 1-4. DOI: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1401093

Bilateral Sixth Nerve Palsy and Nasal Voice in Two Sisters as a Variant of Guillan–Barré Syndrome
Pellegrini, F, Wang, M, Romeo, N & Lee, AG 2018, Neuro-Ophthalmology, pp. 1-3. DOI: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1420085

Optical coherence tomographic analysis of the optic nerve head and surrounding structures in spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome
Lee, AG 2018, JAMA Ophthalmology, vol 136, no. 2, pp. 200-201. DOI: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.5496

Intermittent mydriasis associated with carotid vascular occlusion
Chamberlain, PD, Sadaka, A, Berry, S & Lee, AG 2018, Eye (Basingstoke), vol 32, no. 2, pp. 457-459. DOI: 10.1038/eye.2017.127

From A… to… Z(OOR): The Clinical Spectrum of Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy
Wang, M, Sadaka, A, Prager, T, Lee, AG, Pellegrini, F, Cirone, D, De Simone, L & Cimino, L 2017, Neuro-Ophthalmology, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1400076

Not the usual suspect
Lee, AG, Shader, JD, Vickers, A, Diaz, OM & Bilyk, JR 2017, Survey of Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2017.10.001

Bilateral disc edema in hypertensive emergency
Shah, BM, Sadaka, A, Berry, S, Malik, A & Lee, AG 2017, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.08.015

Positive visual phenomena following implantation of the argus II retinal prosthesis
Sadaka, A, Iqbal, C, Nazari, H, Berry, S, Wykoff, CC, Humayun, MS & Lee, AG 2017, Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina, vol 48, no. 12, pp. 1022-1025. DOI: 10.3928/23258160-20171130-11

Perineural spread of basosquamous carcinoma to the orbit, cavernous sinus, and infratemporal fossa
Amram, AL, Hertzing, WJ, Smith, SV, Chévez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2017, Orbit, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.1080/01676830.2017.1383462

Ethambutol optic neuropathy
Chamberlain, PD, Sadaka, A, Berry, S & Lee, AG 2017, Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, vol 28, no. 6, pp. 545-551. DOI: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000416

Metastatic Melanoma of the Optic Nerve Sheath
D’souza, NM, Nguyen, HD, Smith, SV, Nagarajan, P, Diab, A, Allen, RC, Gombos, DS & Lee, AG 2017, Neuro-Ophthalmology, pp. 1-4. DOI: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1372488

Nine syndrome in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus
Salazar, H, Sadaka, A, Berry, S, Torres, P & Lee, AG 2017, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.07.018

Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: Cause, effect, and management
Berry, S, Lin, WV, Sadaka, A & Lee, AG 2017, Eye and Brain, vol 9, pp. 23-28. DOI: 10.2147/EB.S125311

Multicentric Glioblastoma Multiforme Mimicking Optic Neuritis
Pellegrini, F, Lee, AG & Cercato, C 2017, Neuro-Ophthalmology, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1350194

Space Flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome
Lee, AG, Mader, TH, Gibson, CR & Tarver, W 2017, JAMA ophthalmology, vol 135, no. 9, pp. 992-994. DOI: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.2396

Author response: Optic nerve sheath distention as a protective mechanism against the visual impairment and intracranial pressure syndrome in astronauts
Mader, TH, Gibson, CR & Lee, AG 2017, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol 58, no. 11, pp. 4603-4604.

The QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Assay in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Little, LM, Rigi, M, Suleiman, AO, Smith, SV, Graviss, EA, Foroozan, R & Lee, AG 2017, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol 37, no. 3, pp. 242-246. DOI: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000487

Painless bilateral visual loss in a 33-year-old woman with severe arterial hypotension
Subirà, O, Muñoz, S, Sánchez, JJ, Puyalto, P & Lee, AG 2017, Survey of Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2017.03.001

Don't Get Off the Track
Foroozan, R & Lee, AG 2017, Survey of Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2017.05.005