Dr. Brandon Lee is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. Born and raised in Honolulu, Dr. Lee graduated from Iolani School and is the son of Dr. Worldster Lee. Dr. Brandon Lee completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, majoring in physiological science. Dr. Lee received his MD from Harvard Medical School, where he was awarded the Gerald B. Foster Prize upon graduation.
Dr. Lee completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Southern California’s prestigious Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles. He then completed a fellowship in medical diseases of the retina at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami – consistently ranked as the nation’s top eye hospital by US News & World Report. At Bascom Palmer, Dr. Lee trained under Dr. Philip Rosenfeld, who first pioneered the use of Avastin in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration.
Aside from medicine, Dr. Lee enjoys teaching and mentoring young people. He has worked as a teacher and youth counselor for various programs serving disadvantaged students from Waimanalo, Leeward Oahu and the Waianae Coast. While at Harvard, Dr. Lee served as a mentor for the Ho’oulu Project, a summer program for Native Hawaiian high school students interested in medicine held at Harvard Medical School.
Today Dr. Lee is fulfilling his dream of practicing with his father at the Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii. He has presented his research at national meetings and published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time at the beach, staying fit, trying different types of cuisine and recently started learning golf. He is an enthusiast of Hawaiian music and an avid college football, UH athletics and Miami Heat fan.