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


Biography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of cholangiocarcinoma: A case series
Rico, G, Smith, SV, Siddiqui, Y, Whyte, A, Gombos, D & Lee, AG 2017, Eye (Basingstoke), vol 31, no. 8, pp. 1245-1248. DOI: 10.1038/eye.2017.77

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

Stabilization of Visual Function After Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration for Optic Nerve Meningocele
Mahatma, G, Sadaka, A, Berry, S, Malik, A & Lee, AG 2017, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. DOI: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000932

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

Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of cholangiocarcinoma: A case series
Rico, G, Smith, SV, Siddiqui, Y, Whyte, A, Gombos, D & Lee, AG 2017, Eye (Basingstoke), vol 31, no. 8, pp. 1245-1248. DOI: 10.1038/eye.2017.77

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

Management of ischemic optic neuropathies
Espino Barros, A, Amram, AL, Derham, AM, Smith, SV & Lee, AG 2017, Expert Review of Ophthalmology, vol 12, no. 2, pp. 99-109. DOI: 10.1080/17469899.2017.1291341

Homonymous Hemianopsia Due to Posterior Cortical Atrophy
Pellegrini, F, Lee, AG & Zucchetta, P 2017, Neuro-Ophthalmology, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.1080/01658107.2016.1278556

Update on Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
Smith, SV & Lee, AG 2017, Neurologic Clinics, vol 35, no. 1, pp. 115-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.ncl.2016.08.008

Neuro-Ophthalmology for Neurologists
Lee, AG 2017, Neurologic Clinics, vol 35, no. 1, pp. xi. DOI: 10.1016/j.ncl.2016.09.001

The QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Assay in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Little, LM, Rigi, M, Suleiman, A, Smith, SV, Graviss, EA, Foroozan, R & Lee, AG 2017, Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000487

Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative: An Eleven-Specialty Collaboration to Improve Care of Older Adults
Lee, AG, Burton, JA & Lundebjerg, NE 2017, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14963

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