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

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, M & Malik, A 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 2018, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

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.

Why Space Flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome May Differ From Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension-Reply
Lee, AG, Mader, TH & Gibson, CR 2018, JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 136, no. 4, pp. 452.

Space flight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS)
Lee, AG, Mader, TH, Gibson, CR, Brunstetter, TJ & Tarver, WJ 2018, Eye (Basingstoke), pp. 1-4.

Correlation between noninvasive ultrasonography and dynamically monitored intracranial pressure
Lee, AG 2018, JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 136, no. 3.

Impact of Jahnigen/GEMSSTAR Scholarships on Careers of Recipients in Emergency Medicine and on Development of Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Rosen, T, Shah, M, Lundebjerg, NE, Singh, C, McMillian, M, Sarli, CC, Suiter, AM, Lee, AG, Burton, JR & Carpenter, CR 2018, Academic Emergency Medicine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations of Pituitary Carcinoma
Chang, EA, Shah, R, Smith, SV, Sadaka, A, Ortiz Gomez, J, Chevez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2018, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

Homonymous hemianopsia as the presenting sign of migrainous infarction
Campagna, G, Vickers, A, Ponce, CMP & Lee, AG 2018, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Third Nerve Palsy as the Presenting Sign of Metastatic Endometrial Carcinoma with Lymphovascular Space Invasion
Lin, WV, De La Garza, MM, Vickers, A, Pasha, H, Powell, S & Lee, AG 2018, Neuro-Ophthalmology.

A slippery slope
Gross, AW, Vickers, A, Lee, AG, Chen, JJ & Bhatti, MT 2018, Survey of Ophthalmology.

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