• National Academy of Medicine
    Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

    Paul Lee, MD, JD, the F. Bruce Fralick Professor and chair of the University of Michigan department of ophthalmology and visual sciences, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on October 16.

    The prestigious election is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

    In addition to his work as a glaucoma specialist and director of the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Lee’s research focuses on assessing and improving access to quality eye care, patient-centered care and exploring the impact of health policy and financing on patients and populations.

    Currently, Dr. Lee is chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Hoskins Center for Patient Safety and Quality of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation, and was a member of the IRIS® Registry Development Group.

    Dr. Lee earned his law degree from Columbia University in 1986 and received his medical degree the same year from the University of Michigan Medical School.  

    Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse medical fields. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the national and the international communities. Through its domestic and global initiatives, NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors.