Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D., is the F. Bruce Fralick Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Kellogg Eye Center, and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan. He is a glaucoma specialist and an active clinician, surgeon, and teacher. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and the Columbia University Law School, he interned in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and was a resident at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. His glaucoma fellowship was at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
He has published over 200 papers on glaucoma and eye care delivery in general, particularly on understanding and improving eye care. Dr. Lee has been principal investigator on research projects to evaluate the appropriateness of cataract surgery, the process quality of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy care, utilization patterns of eye care, provider workforce analyses for ophthalmology and orthopedics, and analyses of failure patterns for the treatment of diabetes- related eye disease and glaucoma. He has also led the ophthalmic portions of projects investigating conformance with guidelines issued by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research for cataract, utilization, and quality of care patterns in managed care, as well as a comparison of fee for service to managed care among Medicare patients.
Dr. Lee has served the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in several capacities, including his position as an at-large member of the Board of Trustees. He has served as chair of the American Glaucoma Society’s Quality of Care Subcommittee and as co-chair of the AMA-AAO Consortium Task Force for Eye Care Delivery Indicators. Dr. Lee has been a consultant for the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as for RAND. Among the awards he has received are the Lew Wasserman Merit Award from Research to Prevent Blindness and the Alcon Institute Research Award.