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    Bryan Lee, MD

    Neurosurgeon (623) 562-5050

    Bryan Lee, MD, is a neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Dr. Lee specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spinal deformity correction. He treats spinal deformities, spinal degenerative diseases, cranial and spinal trauma, and spinal tumors. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AOSpine North America, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Spine Society.

    Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. He completed his residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in spine surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

    Dr. Lee’s research interests include comparative analyses of clinical outcome data to optimize health-related quality of life in patients and clinical and biomechanical studies of the latest technology to treat complex spinal diseases.

    To request an appointment with Dr. Lee, please call (623) 562-5050.

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    Education & Training
    • Residency, Cleveland Clinic, Neurosurgery, 2012-2019
    • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Spine Surgery, 2016-2017
    • MD, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, 2012
    • BA, University of Pennsylvania, Biology, 2006
    Professional Memberships
    • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • AOSpine North America
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • North American Spine Society
    Honors and Awards
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic, Education Institute, 2018
    • Program Director Award, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Residency Program, 2018
    • Neurosurgery Resident Award, Neurological Institute Research Day (2018)
    • Outstanding Achievement Academic Award, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Residency Program, 2017
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic, Education Institute, 2017
    • Honors in Clerkships and Basic Science Subjects, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, 2008-2012
    • McPherson Society Summer Research Award, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, 2009
    • Cum Laude with Distinction in Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
    Selected Publications
    1. Shao J, Lee BS, Pelle D, Nair D, Savage J, Tanenbaum JE, Mroz TE, Steinmetz MP. Intraoperative Multimodal Monitoring in Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomies of the Lumbar Spine: a Narrative Literature Review. Clin Spine Surg. 2019;32(4):137-142.
    2. Whiting BB, Lee BS, Mahadev V, Borhei-Razavi H, Ahuja S, Jia X, Mohammadi AM, Barnett GH, Angelov L, Rajan S, Avitsian R, Vogelbaum MA. Combined Use of Minimal Access Craniotomy, Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Awake Functional Mapping for the Resection of Gliomas in 61 Patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2019.
    3. Lee BS, Nault R, Grabowski M, Whiting B, Poturalski M, Tanenbaum J, Knusel K, Emch T, Mroz TE, Steinmetz MP. Utility of Repeat Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Surgical Patients with Lumbar Stenosis without Disc Herniation. Spine J. 2019;19(2):191-198.
    4. Lee BS, Walsh KM, Lubelski D, Knusel K, Steinmetz MP, Mroz TE, Schlenk R, Kalfas I, Benzel EC. The Effect of C2-3 Disc Angle on Postoperative Adverse Events in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018;30(1):38-45.
    5. Lee BS, Walsh KM, Healy AT, Colbrunn R, Butler RS, Goodwin RC, Steinmetz MP, Mroz TE. Biomechanics of L5/S1 in Long Thoracolumbosacral Constructs. A Cadaveric Study. Global Spine J. 2018;8(6):607-614.
    6. Lee BS, Achey R, Yeaney GA, Aly Z, Bosler DS, Ontaneda D, Morren J, Benzel EC. Stem Cell Injection-Induced Glioneuronal Lesion of the Cauda Equina. Neurology. 2018;90(13):613-615.
    7. Lee BS, Jones J, Lang M, Achey R, Dai L, Lobel DA, Machado AG, Nagel SJ, Bethoux F. Early Outcomes after Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy in Ambulatory Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. J Neurosurg. 2018;129(4):1056-1062.
    8. Kitab S, Lee BS, Benzel EC. Redefining Lumbar Spinal Stenosis as a Developmental Syndrome: An MRI-based Multivariate Analysis of Findings in 709 Patients Throughout the 16-to 82-Year Age Spectrum. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018;29(6):654-660.
    9. Mehdi SK, Alentado VJ, Lee BS, Benzel EC, Mroz TE, Steinmetz MP. Comparison of Clinical Outcomes in Decompression and Fusion versus Decompression Only in Patients with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: a Meta-Analysis. Neurosurg Focus. 2016;40(6):E9.
    10. Healy AT, Lee BS, Walsh KM, Bain MD, Krishnaney AA. Bow Hunter’s Syndrome Secondary to Bilateral Dynamic Vertebral Artery Compression. J Clin Neurosci. 2015;22(1):209-12.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.