Andrew G. Lee, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Academic Institute
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

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
Publications

Spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome
Wojcik, P, Kini, A, Al Othman, B, Galdamez, LA & Lee, AG 2020, Current opinion in neurology, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 62-67. https://doi.org/10.1097/WCO.0000000000000778

Current concepts of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics and the translaminar cribrosa pressure gradient: a paradigm of optic disk disease
Liu, KC, Fleischman, D, Lee, AG, Killer, HE, Chen, JJ & Bhatti, MT 2020, Survey of Ophthalmology, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 48-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2019.08.005

Neuroradiology for ophthalmologists
Al Othman, B, Raabe, J, Kini, A & Lee, AG 2020, Eye (Basingstoke). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-019-0753-z

The "Bone Dry" Temporal Artery Biopsy Surgical Field in Giant Cell Arteritis
Pashaei-Marandi, A, Kini T, A, Al Othman, B & Lee, AG 2020, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. e26. https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000001409

Sixth nerve palsy in sporadic Burkitt Lymphoma
Yennam, S, Kini, AT, Al Othman, B & Lee, AG 2019, American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, vol. 16, 100565. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2019.100565

Bilateral central retinal/ophthalmic artery occlusion and near-complete ophthalmoplegia after bilateral lung transplant
Rady, N, Kini, A, Go, JA, Al Othman, B & Lee, AG 2019, American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, vol. 16, 100569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2019.100569

Extraocular muscle biopsy during surgery for strabismus of unknown etiology
Assam, JH, Miller, AM, Chevez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2019, Journal of AAPOS, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 356-359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2019.09.010

Reversible anisocoria due to inadvertent ocular exposure to topical anticholinergic treatment for primary axillary hyperhidrosis
Pashaei-Marandi, A, Assam, JH, Arnold, A, Lee, AG & Bonelli, L 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. e300-e302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.04.009

Abducens nerve palsy and ipsilateral Horner syndrome as the presenting finding of carotid cavernous fistula
Zhuang, I, Kini, A, Othman, BA & Lee, AG 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. e247-e249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.02.003

Presumed ischemic optic neuropathy
Go, JA, Kini, A, Al Othman, B, Prager, T & Lee, AG 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. e241-e244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.01.011

Petroclival Meningioma Presenting With an Ipsilateral Sixth Nerve Palsy and a Contralateral Homonymous Quadrantanopia: A Unique and Topographically Localizing Syndrome
Sharifi, A, Lyons, LJ, Vickers, A & Lee, AG 2019, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 405-407. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000742

Advancing ophthalmology medical student education: International insights and strategies for enhanced teaching
Succar, T, Grigg, J, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2019, Survey of Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2019.08.006

Elevated lipoprotein(a) levels as the cause of cryptogenic stroke in a young Ashkenazi Jewish female
Lin, WV, Vickers, A, Prospero Ponce, CM & Lee, AG 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. e126-e128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.07.011

Optic neuropathy in extramedullary, blast crisis of chronic myeloid leukemia
Elizondo Leal, JA, Prospero Ponce, CM & Lee, AG 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. e128-e131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.07.008

Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia-related vasculitis mimicking giant cell arteritis
Amin, SD, Vickers, A, Hong, BY, Ponce, CMP, Ibrahim, IF, Chévez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. e140-e145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.08.017

Primary central nervous system lymphoma of the optic chiasm
Go, JA, Mandujano-Sanchez, JI, Vickers, A, Sadaka, A, Ortiz, J, Berry, S, Yalamanchili, S & Lee, AG 2019, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. e134-e140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.08.015

An overview of spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS)
Mader, T, Gibson, C, Miller, N, Subramanian, P, Patel, N & Lee, AG 2019, Neurology India, vol. 67, no. 8, pp. S206-S211. https://doi.org/10.4103/0028-3886.259126

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. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000656

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.04.006

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