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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

Vivian Lee, MD

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director , William C. Frayer Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Vision Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
Member, ITMAT: Basic - Cell and Model systems, 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
Scheie Building Rm. 620
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
BA (English)
University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
Cert. (Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program)
University of Pennsylvania-College of General Studies, 2001.
MD
University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
Cert. (Research mentor training: Effective communication and aligning expectations)
University of Pennsylvania, 2022.
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. Her lab is currently investigating cell signaling pathways involved in wound healing with attention to the regeneration of the ocular surface epithelial cells and corneal nerves.

Key words
Ophthalmology; ocular pathology; wound healing; tumorigenesis; ocular surface; epithelial cells; corneal nerves

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, Burkat C: Lichen simplex chronicus of the conjunctiva. JAMA Ophthalmology 131(6): 816-8, June 2013 Notes: Peer-reviewed "Letters" for JAMA Ophthalmology, *Corresponding author.

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: Case report.

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

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: 06/06/2024
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