Wendy W. Lee, MD, MS, says creativity is what drove her to specialize in oculoplastic surgery, completing a two-year oculoplastic fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, after her residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans.
“Oculoplastic surgery fits my personality because of the creativity involved, interesting surgeries, wide variation of disease processes and pathology. I never get bored,” she says.
Today, Dr. Lee is associate professor of clinical ophthalmology and dermatology, and director of the Bascom Palmer Aesthetics Center, which is part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.
About one-third of her academically-based practice is aesthetics, while the rest is functional.
“I’m passionate about the field, and I believe it’s an important part of an ophthalmology practice,” says Dr. Lee, who trains providers from ophthalmology, dermatology, plastic surgery and ENT, among other specialties, and helps guide them in adding aesthetics to their practices.
Dr. Lee shares her insight about ophthalmology and aesthetics with The Aesthetic Channel.