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Department of Ophthalmology

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Faculty Overview

Vivian Lee, MD

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Executive Committee Member, Perelman School of Medicine Executive Committee on Admissions, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair, Perelman School of Medicine Committee on Admissions, University of Pennsylvania
Member, ITMAT: Basic - Cell and Model systems, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director , William C. Frayer Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania
Chair, Perelman School of Medicine Clinical Research Paper Prize Selection Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Committee Member, Scheie Eye Institute K12 Selection Committee
Committee Member, Faculty Wellness Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Committee Member, Scheie Physical Safety & Awareness Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Committee Member, Scheie Diversity and Inclusion Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Committee Member, Perelman School of Medicine UME Policy Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (English)
University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
Cert. (Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program)
University of Pennsylvania-College of General Studies, 2001.
University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
Post-Graduate Training
Preliminary Medicine Intern, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, 2007-2008.
Ophthalmology Resident, Scheie Eye Institute - University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2011.
Ocular Pathology Fellow, University of Wisconsin - Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 2011-2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Vivian Lee cares for patients at the Scheie Eye Institute. She is also specialized in ocular pathology.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Vivian Lee is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and ocular pathologist. Her primary research program is focused on the biology of wound healing and tumorigenesis. In collaboration with the Department of Dermatology, she is currently examining cell signaling pathways in ocular surface epithelial cells that can be targeted for future therapies.

Key words
Ophthalmology; ocular pathology; wound healing; tumorigenesis

Selected Publications

Zuo L, Khan RS, Lee V, Dine K, Wu W, Shindler KS: SIRT1 Promotes RGC Survival and Delays Loss of Function Following Optic Nerve Crush. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 54(7): 5097-102, July 2013.

Potter HD, Lee V, Hinshaw MA, Khedr SS, Albert DM, Bukat C.: Lichen simplex chronicus of the conjunctiva. JAMA Ophthalmology 131(6): 816-8, June 2013 Notes: Peer-reviewed "Letters" for JAMA Ophthalmology.

Lee V, Sulewski ME, Zaidi A, Nichols CW, Bunya VY.: Elevated intraocular pressure-induced interlamellar stromal keratitis occurring 9 years after laser in situ keratomileusis. Cornea 31(1): 87-9, Jan 2012 Notes: Peer-reviewed "Case Report" for Cornea.

Chung DC, Lee V, Maguire AM.: Recent advances in ocular gene therapy. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 20(5): 377-81, Dec 2009 Notes: Review by invitation.

Angilletta MJ Jr, Lee V, Silva AC.: Energetics of lizard embryos are not canalized by thermal acclimation. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79(3): 573-80, May-June 2006.

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Last updated: 07/06/2022
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