Dr. Lee is a specialist in sinus and skull base surgery and part of the rhinology division with Dr. Stephanie Joe. She completed her subspecialty training in sinus and skull base surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and her otolaryngology residency at the University of Washington. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University. She is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and was excited to return to the Midwest after the completion of her medical training.
As a specialist in sinonasal disease, her areas of expertise include nasal obstruction, allergy, sinusitis, nasal polyps, and sinonasal tumors. She is experienced with the latest technological advances in the field and specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to treat sinonasal as well as skull base and orbital pathology, including pituitary and other tumors, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, blocked tear ducts, and thyroid eye disease.
Dr. Lee is actively involved in rhinologic clinical outcomes research. A key research focus is exploring the effects of social and environmental factors on sinonasal disease. She has co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and presents her research findings regularly at the national level. Dr. Lee has received both peer-reviewed and industry funding for her research. She is also a NIH-funded K12 University of Illinois Chicago Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program scholar. She is dedicated to continually translating knowledge gained in the research arena to clinical practice.
Dr. Lee strives to achieve a patient-centered and multidisciplinary approach to her medical and surgical care. She will work tirelessly to get to the bottom of any problem her patients may have, no matter how complicated.
Assessing the impact of upper respiratory viruses and pollution in sinonasal disease: