Minneapolis—Bryan S. Lee, MD, JD, a cornea, glaucoma, and refractive surgery fellow at Minnesota Eye Consultants, is the inaugural recipient of the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society Scholar Award.
The award was established this year to identify and honor a top anterior segment fellow in the United States.
Dr. Lee graduated with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on a full merit scholarship and attained Alpha Omega Alpha honor society status. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He has written for Ophthalmology Times.
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Lee plans to join the faculty of the University of Washington in Seattle, where he hopes to use his combined MD/JD to bring together clinical practice and the legal environment to shape the health care system. He has a special interest in reducing waste, especially administrative and defensive medicine costs, while simultaneously maintaining quality in clinical care.
The Vanguard Ophthalmology Society, a 501(6) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to recognize and unite future thought leaders in ophthalmology subspecialties related to the anterior segment, has 25 members representing both academia and private practices across the country and internationally.
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