Our Team

Andrew G. Lee, MD, is the Herb and Jean Lyman Centennial Chair of the Blanton Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Houston Methodist and is a professor of ophthalmology, neurology, and neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is adjunct professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine; Texas A and M College of Medicine; University of Iowa and the University of Buffalo; and clinical professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Lee has been an American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) member for over 25 years and has served in numerous leadership roles at the AAO, including member of the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) Committee, chair of both the AAO Task Force on Aging and the AAO Committee on Aging. He has received the AAO Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award, Secretariat Awards, and Lifetime Achievement Award and he volunteers with the Minorities in Ophthalmology Mentors (MOM) program. He has been on the AAO Annual Program Meeting Committee and the AAO-North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) Committee and is the NANOS representative and treasurer for the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO) Fellowship Compliance Committee (FCC). He has been a president of NANOS and is currently the organization’s chairman. of NANOS and has broad membership experience at many levels, including Board of Trustees, Houston Symphony, Treasurer and Board of Houston Neurological Society (HNS), Treasurer and Board of Houston Ophthalmological Society (HOS).

Dr. Lee has served on the national and international Editorial Board of 20 ophthalmic journals, including JAMA Ophthalmology, Survey of Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, the Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology, and Eye and was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed articles, 40 book chapters, and 10 full textbooks in ophthalmology. He has been the invited speaker at over 400 national and international eye meetings and has given 14 named lectureships. He has a special interest in resident education, enjoys teaching about teaching in ophthalmology, and has received the resident teaching award 8 times at five different academic institutions, including the Excellence in Clinical Education from the Oslerian Academy.
Peter Mortensen, MD, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Houston Methodist. He received his medical degree and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. During this time, Dr. Mortensen received the resident teaching award. He then completed his neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Houston Methodist under the direction of Dr. Andrew Lee. He has co-authored several publications, including multiple case reports, over 50 Eyewiki articles, several manuscripts and book chapters. He has a special interest in teaching at the medical school and graduate medical education level.
Nagham Al-Zubidi, MD, is an assistant professor of head and neck surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of ophthalmology at Houston Methodist. Dr. Al-Zubidi is a dual-trained ophthalmologist and board-certified neurologist with a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO FCC.) Her research is in ocular oncology and optic nerve disorders, and she specializes in optic nerve tumors, immune therapy and checkpoint inhibitors. Dr. Al-Zubidi has published over 35 peer reviewed publications, written more than 40 book chapters, and authored a book entitled “Questions and Answers in Neuro-ophthalmology: A Case-Based Approach.” She is a member of the North America Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO,) American Academy of Neurology (AAN,) Houston Ophthalmological Society (HOS) and Houston Ophthalmology Women (HOW). Dr. Al-Zubidi is the recipient of the Institute of International Scholar Rescue Fund, the Excellence in Patient Care Award from AlYarmuk Teaching Hospital and the dean’s award for academic excellence from the Institute of Laser for Postgraduate Studies.