|Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and holds the Walter G. Ross Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmic Research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. Dr. Lee has secondary appointments in the Department of Cell Biology and the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
Dr Lee received his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology and his MD from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM) through the Physician Scientist Program. He served his internal medicine internship at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital, completed a fellowship in viral oncology at the UM/Sylvester Cancer Center, completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI), and then completed fellowships in clinical glaucoma and glaucoma research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Dr Lee has written or co-written over 100 book chapters, monographs, and journal articles on subjects relating to glaucoma pathophysiology, treatment clinical outcomes, genetics, proteomics, and cellular and molecular biology. Dr Lee’s major research interests include neovascular and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, ocular imaging, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of glaucoma, population glaucoma vision screening, and tele-ophthalmology. Dr. Lee’s research has been funded by the National Eye Institute and multiple foundations.