Nahyoung Grace Lee, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Assistant Scientist

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Lee’s research interests include orbital disease and tumors as well as thyroid eye disease. She is particularly interested in studying the potential role of vasculogenesis in thyroid eye disease. She is also involved in developing a mouse model of orbital inflammation.

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Wong LL, Lee NG, Amarnani D, Choi CJ, Bielenberg DR, Freitag SK, D'Amore PA, Kim LA. Orbital Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis in Thyroid Eye Disease: An Analysis of Vascular Growth Factors with Clinical Correlation. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print]. Co-first author.

Chen X, Bleier BS, Lefebvre DR, Lee NG. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: A Masquerader in Sino-Orbital Infections. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep 21.

Dahrouj M, Jakobiec FA, Wolkow N, Starks VS, Lee NG.  Atypical case of Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the Lacrimal Gland with Adjacent Bone Erosion.  Ocul Oncol Pathol

Lee NG, Kim LA, Freitag SK. The role of genetics in the pathogenesis of periocular cutaneous neoplasms: implications for targeted therapy. Semin Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep-Nov;28(5-6):267-74.

Lee NG, Berry JL, Lee TC, Wang AT, Honowitz S, Murphree AL, Varshney N, Hinton D, Fawzi AA. Sonoporation enhances chemotherapeutic efficacy in retinoblastoma cells in vitro. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 June 1;52(6):3868-73.

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2006: MD, Johns Hopkins University

Postgraduate Training

Ophthalmology Resident, University of Southern California/Doheny Eye Institute

Ophthalmic Pathology/Oncology Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University/Casey Eye Institute

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow, Harvard Medical School/Mass. Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

2014-2016: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical Schhol

2016-present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

2008-present: Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

2011-present: Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

2011-present: Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology

2013-present: Member, Women in Ophthalmology

2013-present: Member, Women in Ocular Oncology

2014-present: Member, New England Ophthalological Society


2003: Research Scholar Award, National Science Foundation

2006: Harold Lamport Student research Award, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

2009: National Eye Institute Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

2010: Doheny Eye Institute Medical Knowledge Award

2012: Resident/Fellow Research Form, Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology

2013: Fellow of the year Teaching Award, Mass. Eye and Ear

2013-2014: Heed Fellow, Heed Foundation