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Bryan Lee

The Power List 2017


Bryan Lee

Ophthalmologist, Altos Eye Physicians, Los Altos, CA, USA


Not only a specialist in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery, Lee also has a JD from Harvard Law School and regularly publishes on medicolegal issues in ophthalmology. His research interests include transparency in the doctor-patient relationship, the effect of electronic medical records, and cataract surgery outcomes. He currently is Secretary of the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society and an ASCRS representative on the AAO Council. He also serves on the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons Clinical Committee, Phaco Fundamentals Editorial Board, and the AAO’s Online Education Committee, ONE Refractive Management Committee, and Refractive Surgery Basic and Clinical Science Course Committee. A regular presence on top doctor lists, Lee has also received the Maxwell Grand Prize in Ophthalmology, the Latham Vision Research Innovation Award, and Vanguard Ophthalmology Society Scholar Award.


A nominator said: “Lee is a brilliant ophthalmologist who proves that deep learning in the best institutions can be translated into meaningful clinical work that can change the world. His academic achievements speak for themselves. Since completing his training he has dedicated himself to applying his knowledge and skills to the betterment of his patients and colleagues. He has authored innumerable articles, book chapters and the like, and has been a frequent lecturer at all the important meetings. Besides all of this, Bryan probably has the driest sense of humor of any individual I have ever met, which proves he is possibly superhuman.”


Part of the Power List 2017

Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

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