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

Recurrence of elevated intracranial pressure following tetracycline antibiotic use
Kini, AT, Rohani, N, Al Othman, B & Lee, AG 2019, Cutis, vol. 103, no. 3.

Vestibulocochlear symptoms as the initial presentation of giant cell arteritis
Le, N, Vickers, A, Prospero Ponce, C, Chévez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. e1-e3.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in a transgender female
Sigireddi, RR, Lyons, LJ & Lee, AG 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. e35-e38.

The X factor
Shamim, MM, Vickers, A, Lee, AG & Costello, F 2019, Survey of Ophthalmology.

Vitamin D and Selenium in a Thyroid Eye Disease Population in Texas
Sadaka, A, Nguyen, K, Malik, AI, Brito, R, Berry, S & Lee, AG 2019, Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Reversible Vision Loss Due to Transependymal Oedema of the Optic Apparatus Secondary to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction
Nguyen, K, Prospero Ponce, CM, Vickers, A & Lee, AG 2019, Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Neuro-Ophthalmic Sarcoidosis
Campagna, G, Prospero Ponce, CM, Vickers, A, Hong, BYB, Pellegrini, F, Cirone, D, Romano, F, Machin, P & Lee, AG 2019, Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Immune-mediated conditions affecting the brain, eye and ear (BEE syndromes)
Triplett, JD, Buzzard, KA, Lubomski, M, Riminton, DS, Barnett, MH, Welgampola, MS, Halmagyi, GM, Nguyen, M, Landau, K, Lee, AG, Plant, GT, Fraser, CL, Reddel, SW & Hardy, TA 2019, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Brain Upward Shift and Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome
Mader, TH, Gibson, CR & Lee, AG 2019, JAMA ophthalmology.

Modulation of Cerebro-ocular Hemodynamics and Pressures in a Model of SANS Using Swimming Goggles
Lee, AG 2019, JAMA ophthalmology.

Orbital AL amyloid
Chan, TM, Prospero Ponce, CM, Allen, RC, Bell, D & Lee, AG 2019, Orbit (London).

Seeing is not believing
Foster, Z, Kini, A, Al Othman, B, Lee, AG & Vaphiades, M 2019, Survey of Ophthalmology.

Ocular manifestations of giant cell arteritis
Skanchy, DF, Vickers, A, Prospero Ponce, CM & Lee, AG 2018, Expert Review of Ophthalmology.

T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Presenting as Dissecting Cellulitis and Cavernous Sinus Syndrome
Mattingly, JJ, Sadaka, A, Lee, AG & Yalamanchili, SS 2018, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 470-472.

Late proptosis and ophthalmoplegia from hydrogel scleral buckle
Sadaka, A, Ortiz, J, Berry, S, Lee, AG, Li, HK, Divatia, MK & Malik, AI 2018, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. e190-e193.

Pathologic Markers Determining Prognosis in Patients With Treated or Healing Giant Cell Arteritis
Sultan, H, Smith, SV, Lee, AG & Chévez-Barrios, P 2018, American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 193, pp. 45-53.

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus: Pre-eruption phase sine herpete
Sigireddi, RR, Lyons, LJ, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2018, American journal of ophthalmology case reports, vol. 10, pp. 201-202.

Case report: Late sequela of a muslinoma involving the optic chiasm
McClard, CK, Prospero Ponce, CM, Vickers, A & Lee, AG 2018, Neuro-Ophthalmology, pp. 1-6.

Retrospective, Multicenter Comparison of the Clinical Presentation of Patients Presenting With Diplopia From Giant Cell Arteritis vs Other Causes
Ross, AG, Jivraj, I, Rodriguez, G, Pistilli, M, Chen, JJ, Sergott, RC, Moster, M, Sheldon, CA, Liu, GT, Foroozan, R, Ko, MW, Francis, CE, Williams, ZR, Lee, AG, McClelland, CM, Shindler, KS, Yalamanchili, S, Osborne, B, Hedges, TR, Van Stavern, GP, Puckett, E, Rigi, M, García-Basterra, I & Tamhankar, MA 2019, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 8-13.

Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome Secondary to Flea Bite
Prospero Ponce, CM, Malik, AI, Vickers, A, Chevez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2018, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. e115-e118.

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