Linda N. Lee, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School


Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3709
Fax: 617-573-3727



Fellowship-trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Linda Lee is a member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Facial and Cosmetic Surgery Center. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine prior to completing her general surgery intern year at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and otolaryngology residency at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, where she received the Chief Resident Teaching Award. She then went to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to complete her fellowship training. After working on the faculty at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Lee joined the Harvard Medical School faculty and the Mass. Eye and Ear surgical staff in 2013.

In her area of excellence, clinical expertise and innovation, Dr. Lee has written multiple textbook chapters on facial plastic surgery, specifically in the use of facial fillers and non-invasive treatments for aging and rhinoplasty. She has published works describing novel surgical techniques for rhinoplasty and nasal surgery, as well as laser-assisted imaging for facial surgery. On a regional and national level, Dr. Lee has been invited to speak on topics including contemporary techniques in hair transplantation and hair restoration, rhinoplasty, and facial reconstruction. Additionally, she is amongst the faculty of a national course for surgical facial reconstruction.

Dr. Lee’s clinical interests include cosmetic facial treatments, aging face surgery, hair restoration surgery and treatment, cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, non-invasive facial fillers and treatments for aging faces, and repair of skin cancer defects. Her research interests include surgical techniques and outcomes for hair loss treatments, hair transplants, plasma rich protein (PRP) non-invasive hair restoration treatments, and rhinoplasty/nasal surgery.

Selected Publications

Association of hair loss with health utility measurements before and after hair transplant surgery in men and women. Abt NB, Quatela O, Heiser A, Jowett N, Tessler O, Lee LN. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018 Dec 1;20(6):495–500.

Platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of androgenic alopecia: A systematic review. Chen JX, Justicz N, Lee LN. Facial Plast Surg. 2018 Dec;34(6):631–640.

A novel technique for sculpting costal cartilage in microtia repair and rhinoplasty. Lee LN, Boahene KD. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013 Sep-Oct. 15(5):349–51.

Opioid prescription patterns after rhinoplasty. Sethi RKV, Lee LN, Quatela OE, Richburg KG, Shaye DA. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Jan 1;21(1):76–77.

Opioid prescription patterns after rhinoplasty-reply. Sethi RKV, Lee LN, Shaye DA. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Feb 28.

Postoperative revisits and readmissions after facelift surgery. Lee LN, Quatela O, Bhattacharyya N. Laryngoscope. 2018 Dec;128(12):2714–2717.

The epidemiology of autologous tissue grafting in primary and revision rhinoplasty. Lee LN, Quatela O, Bhattacharyya N. Laryngoscope. 2018 Nov 8.

Teaching and practice patterns of lateral osteotomies for rhinoplasty. Chen JX, Kozin ED, Dedmon MM, Lee LN. Am J Otolaryngol. 2017 Jul - Aug;38(4):498–500.

Educational cadaveric module for teaching percutaneous and intranasal osteotomies in rhinoplasty. Chen JX, Kozin ED, Shaye DA, Hadlock T, Lindsay R, Lee LN. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun;156(6):1088–1090. 

Upper lateral cartilage composite flap for closure of complicated septal perforations. Smith DF, Albathi M, Lee A, Lee LN, Boahene KD. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug;127(8):1767–1771.

Intraoperative laser-assisted indocyanine green imaging for objective measurement of the vascular delay technique in locoregional head and neck flaps. Lee LN, Smith DF, Boahene KD, Byrne PJ. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct;16(5):343–7.



  • Baylor College of Medicine, M.D.


  • Harvard Medical School (General Surgery)


  • Harvard Medical School (Otolaryngology)


  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine