Kendall Lee
Kendall Lee, MD, PhD – USA

Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., is a consultant and professor in the Department of Neurologic Surgery with joint appointments in the Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering and theDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic. He is also the director of the Neural Engineering Laboratory at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Lee received a B.A. degree in biology with a minor in philosophy from theUniversity of Colorado at Denver. He attended Yale University Graduate School where he received aMaster of Philosophy degree, as well as an M.D. and a Ph.D. in neurobiology. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Hospital of St. Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine, and a residency year in neurology at Harvard Medical School. He trained further at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, completing an internship in general surgery, a residency in neurosurgery and a chief residency in neurosurgery.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Lee is an expert on neurological disorders, seeing patients with Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, dystonia and other neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. He is leading research efforts at Mayo Clinic to develop the Wireless Instantaneous Neurotransmitter Concentration System (WINCS), a series of devices to monitor and record electrical/chemical reactions in the brain during deep brain stimulation (DBS). WINCS will allow physicians to establish a precise relationship between stimulation and the resulting amount and type of chemicals the brain releases during DBS. This technology will provide a powerful new tool for intraoperative neurochemical monitoring for use during functional neurosurgery.

Dr. Lee’s research is funded by National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and multiple private donor foundations. His findings have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuron, Journal of Neural Engineering, Epilepsia, Movement Disorders, Journal of Neurosurgery and Archives of Neurology. He is an internationally recognized speaker and serves as an editorial board member on the following journals: Journal of Neural Engineering; Biomedical Engineering Letters; Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; and Neuromodulation. Dr. Lee is also a commander in the United States Navy Reserve.

Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

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