Michael S. Lee, MD

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Michael S. Lee

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-3553

Fax 612-626-3119

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 493
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0501

Mailing Address:
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
MMC 493
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School

Internship, Presbyterian Medical Center

Summary

Patient Care
Dr. Lee sees patients with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic problems, including blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, double vision, eye pain, pseudotumor cerebri, thyroid eye disease and giant cell arteritis.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctor for Women, 2014
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011 and 2012
  • Best Teaching Faculty Award, Department of Ophthalmology University of Minnesota, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013
  • Reinhardt L. and Ruth H. Schmidtke Chair in Neuro-Ophthalmology University of Minnesota, 2005
  • World Class Service Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2005
  • Distinguished Teaching and Service Award, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2002
  • Society of Heed Fellows Fellowship Award, 2001
  • Heed Fellowship, 2001
  • ARVO/NEI Travel Fellowship Grant, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
  • Co-Director, Center for Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Director, Ophthalmology Residency Director

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Benign essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm
  • Optic nerve disease
  • Thyroid eye disease

Publications

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Bhatti MT, Lee MS. Should patients with bartonella neuroretinitis receive treatment? J Neuro-ophthalmol 2014 Dec;34(4):412-16.
  • Mitchell JR, Montezuma SR, Lee MS. Birdshot retinochoroidopathy in the absence of typical chorioretinal lesions. Vision Pan-America, The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology, in press.
  • Haak KV, Fast E, Bao M, Lee M, Engel SA. Four days of visual contrast deprivation reveals limits of neuronal adaptation. Curr Biology, in press.
  • Groth S, Mokri B, McKinney AM, Lee MS. Optic neuropathy secondary to spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) as related to experimental primate model. Invest Oph Vis Sci. 2014 Oct 6;55:6175-6.
  • Wall M, Kupersmith MJ, Kieburtz KD, Corbett JJ, Feldon SE, Friedman DI, Katz DM, Keltner JO, Schron EB, McDermott MP; for the NORDIC Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Study Group. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Jun;71:693-701.
  • NORDIC Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Study Group Writing Committee, Wall M, McDermott MP, Kieburtz KD, Corbett JJ, Feldon SE, Friedman DI, Katz DM, Keltner JL, Schron EB, Kupersmith MJ. Effect of acetazolamide on visual function in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and mild visual loss: the idiopathic intracranial hypertension treatment trial. JAMA 2014 Apr;311:1641-51.
  • Friedman DI, McDermott MP, Kieburtz K, Kupersmith M, Stoutenburg A, Keltner JL, Feldon SE, Schron E, Corbett JJ, Wall M; for the NORDIC IIHTT Study Group. The idiopathic intracranial hypertension treatment trial: design considerations and methods. J Neuroophthalmol 2014 Jun; 34:107-17.
  • Keltner JL, Johnson CA, Cello KE, Wall M, NORDIC Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Study Group. Baseline visual field findings in the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Apr;55:3200-7.
  • Abel AS, Brace JR, McKinney AM, Friedman DI, Smith SD, Westesson PL, Nascene D, Ott F, Lee MS. Effect of patient positioning on cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure. J Neuro-ophthalmol 2014 Sep;34:218-212.
  • Armbrust KR, Kosmorsky GS, Lee MS, Friedman DI. A pain in the eye. Surv Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul-Aug;59:474-7. 

Books

Book Chapters

  • Abel AS, Lee MS. How do I evaluate and treat radiation optic neuropathy? Chapter in Curbside Consultation in Neuro-ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions, SLACK Inc, 2014.
  • Park J*, Harrison AR, Lee MS. Spastic Facial Muscle Disorders: In: Craniofacial Muscles: A New Framework for Understanding the Effector Side of Craniofacial Muscles. Eds: LK McLoon, F Andrade. Springer, 2012; pp. 287-321.
  • Semmer AE*, Lee MS, McLoon LK. Orbital vascular anatomy. Chapter in Immunology, Inflammation and Diseases of the Eye. Elsevier 2011.
  • Zaldivar R*, Lee MS, Harrison AR. Lash ptosis. Chapter in Evaluation and Management of Blepharoptosis. Springer, 2011.
  • Lee MS. Contributing author. Controversies in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Informa Healthcare, 2009.

Presentations

Poster Abstract Presentations at Professional Meetings and Conferences

  • Abel AS, Yashkin AP, Sloan FA, Lee MS. Incidence of giant cell arteritis: diabetes mellitus is not protective. Poster Presentation 2014 North American North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2014.
  • Garrity ST, Pistilli M, Richards NQ, Subramanian PS, Osborne BJ, Duncan KE, Shin RK, Liu GT, Volpe NJ, Shindler KS, Lee MS, Moster ML, Vaphiades MS, Lam BL, Tamhankar MA. Ophthalmic presentation of giant cell arteritis in African Americans. Poster Presentation 2014 North American North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2014.
  • Abel A*, Carpenter A, Montezuma SR, Hussein HM, Lee MS. Practice patterns following embolic retinal artery occlusion. Poster Presentation 2014 North American North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2014.
  • Wandling GR*, Wandling LJG*, Lee MS. Truth-telling and non-organic vision loss. Poster Presentation, 2014 North American North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2014. 
  • Wandling GR*, Wandling LJG*, Lee MS. Truth-telling and non-organic vision loss. Poster Presentation, 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. November 2013.
  • Abel A*, Carpenter A, Montezuma SR, Hussein HM, Lee MS. Practice patterns following embolic retinal artery occlusion. Poster Presentation, 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. November 2013.
  • Wu FL, Lee MS. Smoking associated with cerebrospinal fluid shunt in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. May 2013.
  • Moss A*, Cameron JD, Lee MS. Patients with homonymous hemianopia become visually qualified to drive using novel monocular sector prisms. Poster Presentation, 2013 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, Snowbird, UT.
  • Abel A*, McKinney A, Smith SD, Lee MS. Comparison of lumbar puncture opening pressure in the prone vs. lateral decubitus position. Poster Presentation, 2012 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Dijkstal J*, Bothun ED, Harrison AR, Lee MS. Hertel exophthalmometry in a US pediatric population. 2011 North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Clinical

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Lee sees patients with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic problems, including blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, double vision, eye pain, pseudotumor cerebri, thyroid eye disease and giant cell arteritis.