Dr. Daniel Lee, a New Jersey native, graduated with a major in Honors Biology at Boston College and earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Yale University and a fellowship in Glaucoma at the Wills Eye Hospital.
Following his fellowship training in 2016, he was recruited to join the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital where he served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and the Director of the Glaucoma Research Center. There, he had the privilege of training numerous medical students, ophthalmology residents, and glaucoma fellows — many of whom have gone on to become leaders in the field of ophthalmology. He has served as primary investigator in many clinical trials investigating next-generation glaucoma therapies and diagnostic instruments and has authored more than 100 original abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters. He is regularly invited to present his research and lecture at local, national, and international meetings. He serves on the Young Eye Surgeon (YES) committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Glaucoma Society (AGS), and Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO).
During his time at Wills Eye Hospital, he became specialized as a high-volume complex glaucoma and cataract surgeon and developed a particular research interest in predictive factors for surgical outcomes and patient quality of life. He is an educator at heart and speaks regularly on the art of medical and surgical decision making.
Although English is Dr. Lee’s primary language, he is proficient in the Spanish and Korean languages as well.