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Amy Lee, MD

Amy Lee, MD

Neurosurgery, Craniofacial

On staff since August 2011

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

"Every day I consider it a privilege to work with children and their families with neurologic disorders. Their strength and courage inspire me to do my best each day to deliver the best care possible in the clinic and in the operating room."

Dr. Amy Lee is an attending neurosurgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Lee received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary. She then received her M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She went on to complete a seven-year Neurological Surgery Residency at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital. She then went on to complete her Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Recommendations

  • Michelle Seattle, WA 03.16.13

    When my younger son complained of a lump on his head – I thought he had just bumped it on the ceiling of the basement stairwell – he is growing so fast. I was shocked when a CT scan showed a lesion in a bone in his skull, and he needed to have neurosurgery. However, because of Dr. Amy Lee’s surgical expertise, my boy was back to normal and back to school in a matter of days. Neurosurgery can never be considered “routine”, yet because of her compassionate and skilled care, the only thing noticeably different about my son is his haircut. It is abundantly clear that she is completely devoted to her work, and for that, I am forever grateful.

  • Synthiea Seattle 02.24.12

    Dr. Amy Lee is an excellent surgeon as well as a very approachable person with a great sense of humor. She interacts really well with us, the parents, as well as our baby girl. It's great that our daughter can have such a nice, female neurosurgeon as a role model so early in her life.

  • Heather Seattle, WA 01.25.12

    Dr. Lee was part of my infant son's surgical team for CVR to treat his craniosynostosis. She was incredibly calm and kind and explained her role to us thoroughly. We felt so lucky to have such a great team. He recovered and healed remarkably well and all the doctors are pleased with his progress so far after such an intricate procedure. I'm glad Dr. Lee will be with us for the next surgery as well. You are in good hands if she is on your team. Thank you Dr. Lee!

Overview

Medical/Professional School

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Residency

Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Fellowship

Neurological Surgery, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Clinical Interests

Craniofacial, general neurosurgery, neurodevelopment, brain tumors, spine. MR Imaging research with diffusion tensor imaging

Publications

  • Lee A, Chen ML, Abeshaus S, Poliakov A, Ojemann JG
    Posterior fossa tumors and their impact on sleep and ventilatory control: A clinical perspective.
    Respiratory physiology & neurobiology , 2013 Nov. 1 : 189(2)261-71
  • Ojemann JG, Partridge SC, Poliakov AV, Niazi TN, Shaw DW, Ishak GE, Lee A, Browd SR, Geyer JR, Ellenbogen RG
    Diffusion tensor imaging of the superior cerebellar peduncle identifies patients with posterior fossa syndrome.
    Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery , 2013 Nov. : 29(11)2071-7
  • Morton RP, Reynolds RM, Ramakrishna R, Levitt MR, Hopper RA, Lee A, Browd SR
    Low-dose head computed tomography in children: a single institutional experience in pediatric radiation risk reduction: clinical article.
    Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics , 2013 Oct. : 12(4)406-10
  • Amy Lee, MD
    HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY SURGERY: THE INFLUENCE OF SEIZURE OUTCOME ON CHANGES IN PHYSICAL FUNCTIONING AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONING.
    Epilepsy Behavior , 2013 June 27 : (30)477-83
  • Amy Lee, MD
    Occiput, C1 and C2 Instrumentation
    Youmans Neurological Surgery 6th Edition , 2011
  • Amy Lee, MD
    CLINICAL OUTCOMES AFTER SELECTIVE DORSAL RHIZOTOMY IN AN ADULT POPULATION
    World Neurosurgery , 2011 Jan. : 75(1)138-44
  • Amy Lee, MD
    COMPARISION OF TREATMENT PRACTICES BETWEEN NEUROSURGEONS AND PLASTIC SURGEONS FOR INFANTS WITH DEFORMATIONAL PLAGIOCEPHALY
    J Neurosurg Pediatr , 2010 Apr, : 5(4)368-74
  • Amy Lee, MD
    COMPARISON OF POSTERIOR FOSSA DECOMPRESSION WITH DURAPLASTY VERSUS OSSEOUS DECOMPRESSION IN CHILDREN WITH TYPE I CHIARI MALFORMATION

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Functional Connectivity Imaging in Chiari Malformation Nuerosurgical Special Opportunities Fune $10,000 July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014