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Jimmy Lee


Coastal Vision Medical Group
15825 Laguna Canyon Road, Ste 201
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (888) 501-4496


  • Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Montefiore
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa 1998
  • Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award 1997
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Treasurer, Stimson Surgical Society 2000-2003
  • President, Korean American Ophthalmological Society 2012-2013
  • Treasurer, Korean American Ophthalmological Society 2010-2011

Society Memberships

  • 2008- Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians
  • 2007- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • 2004- American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 2004- New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • 2006- Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • 2006- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • 2005- Korean American Medical Association
  • 2009- Korean American Ophthalmological Society
  • 2010- The Cornea Society
  • 2012- Vanguard Ophthalmological Society


Peer-reviewed scientific articles

  • Ulug AZ, Truong TN, Filippi CG, Lee JK, Yang C, Souweidane MM, Zimmerman RD. Diffusion Imaging in Obstructive Hydrocephalus. Am J Neuroradiology. 2003 June-July;24(6):1171-6.
  • Spaide RF, Lee JK, Klancnik JK, Gross NE. Optical Coherence Tomography of Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion. Retina. 2003 June;23(3):343-7.
  • Lee JK, Stark WJ. Anesthetic Keratopathy after Photorefractive Keratectomy. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2008 Oct;34(10):1803-5.
  • Lee JK, Eghrari AO, Desai NR, Stark WJ, Gottsch JD. Presoaking Donor Corneas Reduces Graft Detachment Rates in Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Dec 4
  • Lee JK, Nkyekyer EW, Chuck RS. Microkeratome Complications. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 2009, 20:260-263.

Book Chapters

  • Lee JK. Conjunctiva, Cornea, Sclera. Oxford American Handbook of Ophthalmology. Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011

Non-peer reviewed articles

  • Hwang AM, Lee JK. Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty- A Review. European Ophthalmic Review. Vol 3 issue 2.

Expert Opinion

  • Gills JP, Hill WE, Koch DD, Lee JK, Tsai LM. Astigmatism Correction. Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. 2010 August;10(8):29-32.
  • Consultation Section. Edited by Sonia Yoo. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2010