Dr. Rhee is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the associate director of refractive surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System. Before pursuing medicine, she studied music composition and performance at The Juilliard School and Princeton University. Her clinical and research interests are in corneal disease and anterior segment surgery. She has published in high impact journals such as Ophthalmology, Cornea, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. She has also lectured nationally and internationally on contact lens safety, eye banking, and cataract and refractive surgery.
As medical director of the Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration in NY (the first eye bank in the world), Dr. Rhee leads a 22-member medical advisory board and provides oversight on all medical aspects of the eye bank laboratory operations (evaluating donor tissue for transplantation and technician competency, formulation of policies and procedures, quality assurance and adverse reaction review, strategic planning and fundraising in conjunction with the 15-member board of directors, and research including the awarding of a $25,000 grant from the EBAA). She is the founding director of an annual course for corneal fellows in the New York area.