Andrew G. Lee, MD

Herb and Jean Lyman Centennial Chair in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology-Blanton Eye Institute
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

Gene Therapy for Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: Time to Include a True Placebo Arm?
Wang, Q, Milea, D & Lee, AG 2022, , American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 241, pp. A11-A12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2022.05.018

Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Mimicking Fulminant Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Bindal, M, Raviskanthan, S, Mortensen, PW, Garg, T, Zhang, YJ & Lee, AG 2022, , Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. E542-E544. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000001478

Neuro-ophthalmic imaging and visual assessment technology for spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS)
Ong, J, Tavakkoli, A, Strangman, G, Zaman, N, Kamran, SA, Zhang, Q, Ivkovic, V & Lee, AG 2022, , Survey of Ophthalmology, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 1443-1466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2022.04.004

Quality assessment of optic nerve sheath diameter ultrasonography: Scoping literature review and Delphi protocol
Hirzallah, MI, Lochner, P, Hafeez, MU, Lee, AG, Krogias, C, Dongarwar, D, Manchanda, R, Ouellette, L, Hartman, ND, Ertl, M, Schlachetzki, F & Robba, C 2022, , Journal of Neuroimaging, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 808-824. https://doi.org/10.1111/jon.13018

Delayed-onset abducens nerve palsy following parafalcine meningioma complicated by subdural hematoma
Younes, S, Raviskanthan, S, Mortensen, PW & Lee, AG 2022, , Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. e136-e137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2021.12.001

Reply to Should Tocilizumab Be Used Routinely in New Patients With a Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis?
Gordon, LK, Sadun, AA, Van Stavern, G & Lee, AG 2022, , Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. e535-e536. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000001377

Uveomeningeal syndrome presenting with bilateral optic disc edema and multiple evanescent white dots syndrome (MEWDS)
Wiley, ZC, Pakravan, M, Charoenkijkajorn, C, Kavoussi, SC & Lee, AG 2022, , American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, vol. 26, 101538. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2022.101538

Delayed diagnosis of autosomal dominant optic atrophy until seventh decade of life
Raviskanthan, S, Ahuja, P, Mortensen, PW, Milea, D & Lee, AG 2022, , Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. e96-e100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2021.08.007

Does Vitreopapillary Traction Cause Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy?
Parsa, CF, Williams, ZR, Van Stavern, GP & Lee, AG 2022, , Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 260-271. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000001464

Dominant Optic Atrophy: How to Determine the Pathogenicity of Novel Variants?
Zehden, JA, Raviskanthan, S, Mortensen, PW, Ferré, M, Reynier, P, Milea, D & Lee, AG 2022, , Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 149-153. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000001352

Delayed Diagnosis of Anti-Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein One Decade After Presumed Recurrent Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
Zehden, J, Harish Bindiganavile, S, Bhat, N, Lee, AG, Avery, R & Golnik, KC 2022, , Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. e469-e472. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000001212

Roth Spot and a Homonymous Hemianopsia as the Presenting Manifestation of Polyarteritis Nodosa
Jogimahanti, AV, Raviskanthan, S, Mortensen, PW, Kazzaz, SA & Lee, AG 2022, , Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. e482-e484. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000001303

Lower Body Negative Pressure as a Potential Countermeasure for Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome
Lee, AG, Mader, TH, Gibson, CR, Tarver, W & Brunstetter, T 2022, , JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 140, no. 6, pp. 652-653. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2022.1172

Bilateral Abducens Nerve Palsies After Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization for Chronic Subdural Hematoma
Raviskanthan, S, Mortensen, PW, Zhang, YJ & Lee, AG 2022, , Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. e505-e507. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000001305

A non-invasive approach to monitor anemia during long-duration spaceflight with retinal fundus images and deep learning
Waisberg, E, Ong, J, Zaman, N, Kamran, SA, Lee, AG & Tavakkoli, A 2022, , Life Sciences in Space Research, vol. 33, pp. 69-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lssr.2022.04.004

Central nervous system hemorrhage due to chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Raviskanthan, S, Hall, MN, Mortensen, PW, Chévez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2022, , Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. e56-e59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2021.06.021

Large-Vessel Vasculitis in Ophthalmology: Giant Cell Arteritis and Takayasu Arteritis
Dhanani, U, Zhao, MY, Charoenkijkajorn, C, Pakravan, M, Mortensen, PW & Lee, AG 2022, , Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 177-183. https://doi.org/10.1097/APO.0000000000000514

The Eye Is a Window to Systemic and Neuro-Ophthalmic Diseases
Mortensen, PW, Wong, TY, Milea, D & Lee, AG 2022, , Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 91-93. https://doi.org/10.1097/APO.0000000000000531

Branch retinal artery occlusions after balloon sinuplasty due to formation of a traumatic pseudoaneurysm in the internal carotid artery and embolization treatment
Rohani, N, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2022, , American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, vol. 25, 101313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2022.101313

Optic Perineuritis in Waldenström Macroglobulinemia-Related Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis
Raviskanthan, S, Mortensen, PW, Chevez-Barrios, P, Kim, RY, Desai, MD & Lee, AG 2022, , Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. E306-E309. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000001406