Andrew G. Lee, M.D. is chair 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 served on the national and international Editorial Board of 20 ophthalmic journals including JAMA Ophthalmology; Survey of Ophthalmology; the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, the Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology, and Eye and was the founding editor in chief of the Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed articles, 40 book chapters, and ten full textbooks in ophthalmology. He has been the invited speaker at over 400 national and international eye meetings and has given 14 named lectureships. He has a special interest in resident education, enjoys teaching about teaching in ophthalmology, and has received the resident teaching award 9 times at five different academic institutions as well as the Texas A and M mid to late career education award and the Excellence in Clinical Education from the UTMB Oslerian Academy.
Dr. Lee has served as a consultant on neuro-ophthalmic conditions to the US Department of Justice, NASA, and the National Football League (NFL) but the views expressed by Dr. Lee do not represent those of these organizations or the United States