University of Hawaii

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Brandon W. Lee, MD

Dr. Brandon Lee is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery and medical diseases of the retina. Dr. Lee graduated from Iolani School and completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lee completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Southern California. He then completed a fellowship in medical retina at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami - consistently ranked as the nation's top eye hospital by US News & World Report. At Bascom Palmer, Dr. Lee trained under Dr. Philip Rosenfeld, who first pioneered the use of Avastin in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration.

Aside from medicine, Dr. Lee enjoys teaching and mentoring young people. He has worked as a teacher and youth counselor for various programs serving disadvantaged students from Waimanalo, Leeward O‘ahu and the Waianae Coast. While at Harvard, Dr. Lee served as a mentor for the Ho‘oulu Project, a summer program for Native Hawaiian high school students interested in medicine held at Harvard Medical School. In July 2011, Dr. Lee returned to Hawai‘i to practice with his father, Dr. Worldster Lee, at the Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii. Outside of work, Dr. Lee enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, sports, and listening to live music. He is an avid fan of UH athletics, college football and the Miami Heat.

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