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Andrew Go Lee, MD, Ophthalmology, Houston, TX, Houston Methodist Hospital

Andrew GoLeeMD

Ophthalmology Houston, TX


Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital

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  • Andrew G. Lee, M.D. is the Herb and Jean Lyman Centennial Chair in Ophthalmology and is the Founding Chairman of the Blanton Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and is 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, Texas and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

    Dr. Lee has been an AAO member for over 25 years and has served in numerous leadership roles at the AAO including member of the OKAP Committee, Chair of the AAO Task Force on Aging and later, AAO Committee on Aging. He has received AAO the AAO Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award, Secretariat Award (2X), 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-NANOS Committee and is the NANOS representative and Treasurer for the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO) Fellowship Compliance Committee (FCC). He is a past President and Current Chairman of the Board of North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and has board membership experience at the medical organization and lay 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 been the invited speaker at over 300 national and international medical meetings; has written over 500 peer reviewed publications and 14 full textbooks; and has given 15 named lectures. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, two daughters, and two cats.
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Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityFellowship, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 1993 - 1994
  • Baylor College of Medicine/Cullen Eye Institute
    Baylor College of Medicine/Cullen Eye InstituteResidency, Ophthalmology, 1990 - 1993
  • Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
    Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of MedicineInternship, Transitional Year, 1989 - 1990
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
    University of Virginia School of MedicineClass of 1989
  • University of Virginia
    University of VirginiaB.A., Biology, With Distinction, 1981 - 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2021 - Present
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1994 - 2024
  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 2000 - 2020
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1993 - 1994
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Southeastern Texas’ Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2013
  • Honorary Fellow Ophthalmological Society of Alberta, 2012
  • Teaching Award Houston Methodist Hospital Faculty, 2012-2013
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Palinopsia revamped: A systematic review of the literature  
    Gersztenkorn D, Surv Ophthalmol, 1/2/2014
  • Surgical and endovascular interventions in idiopathic intracranial hypertension  
    Spitze A, Malik A, Curr Opin Neurol, 1/1/2014
  • Diffusion weighted imaging in posterior ischemic optic neuropathy  
    Al-Zubidi N, Stevens S, Fung SH, Can J Ophthalmol, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Band cupping: report of two cases
    Soeken, T, Espino Barros Palau A, Morgan M, 9th Annual Latino Medical Student Association National Conference, Houston, TX, 1/26/2014
    Lee AG, Neurology Journal Club, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, 1/23/2014
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
    Lee AG, Multiple Locations (1997, 2012, 2013, 2010, 2014, 2013, 2014), 1/21/2014
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  • Five diagnoses in neuro-ophthalmology that you cannot afford to miss 
    Houston, TX - 1/21/2014
  • Table Rock Regional Roundup 
    American Academy of Ophthalmology (American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Ridgedale, Missouri - 9/27/2012
  • Geriatric Ophthalmology: A Competency Based Approach 
    TMH RI, Houston TX - 1/21/2012
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  • Five symptoms never to ignore 
    Lee AG
  • Perspectives in Neuro-Ophthalmology: Five key diagnoses 
    Lee AG, Audio-Digest Ophthalmology
  • Five imaging mistakes that can cause a supposedly normal neuroimaging study 
    Lee AG
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Authored Content

  • What’s Exciting and New at This Year’s AAO Annual Meeting 2023October 2023
  • Pent up Demand at AAO: Moving from Pandemic to Endemic and Learning to Live with the Virus in the Post-COVID19 EraOctober 2022
  • 2 of the Most Interesting and Important Sessions at AAO 2021November 2021
  • An 'Old' Ophthalmology Professor’s Perspective of Their 26th AAO MeetingNovember 2020
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Press Mentions

  • Repeated Sub-Concussion Head Impacts May Affect Eye Function
    Repeated Sub-Concussion Head Impacts May Affect Eye FunctionMay 18th, 2016
  • Repetitive, Subconcussive Head Impacts from Football Associated with Short-Term Changes in Eye Function
    Repetitive, Subconcussive Head Impacts from Football Associated with Short-Term Changes in Eye FunctionMay 12th, 2016

Professional Memberships

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