Dr. Lee was born in South Korea and raised both in Seoul, Korea and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Biology. She remained at Emory University for her MD degree and completed her internship and ophthalmology residency working at various hospitals including Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Atlanta Veterans Affairs Hospital. After her residency training, she completed uveitis fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, and medical retina fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Emory University, 2004
Medical School: MD, Emory University School of Medicine, 2008
Post Graduate Education:
Internship: Transitional, Emory University, 2009
Residency: Ophthalmology, Emory University, 2012
Fellowships: Uveitis, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013
Medical Retina, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 2014  
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)                                             
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS)
Sub specialty memberships:    
American Uveitis Society (AUS)
American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
The Macula Society
Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMIG)

Research Focus

Dr. Lee's research interests focus on finding the connections between the eye and the brain using non-invasive imaging, Big Data and advanced computational approaches. Dr. Lee aspires to take advantage of increasingly complex and massive amounts of ophthalmic clinical data to better understand blinding eye diseases, discover new ophthalmic biomarkers of brain disease, and translate the research findings into providing better care for the patients. 

Awards & Honors

2000-04 Callaway Scholar 2000-2004
2003-04 Phi Beta Kappa 2003-2004
2004-08 Mary W. Rautenbusch Scholar 2004-2008
2012 National Eye Institute Travel Grant
2013 Golden Apple Award “Best Fellow Teacher Award” Washington University     


Lee CS, Lee AY, Sim DA, Keane PA, Mehta H, Zarranz-Ventura J, Fruttiger M, Egan CA, Tufail A. Reevaluating the Definition of Intraretinal Microvascular Abnormalities and Neovascularization Elsewhere in Diabetic Retinopathy using Optical Coherence Tomography and Fluorescein Angiography. American Journal of Ophthalmology. Manuscript accepted in American Journal of Ophthalmology, Sept, 2014.
Earl J, Lee CS, Yom V, Van Stavern GP, Abuattieh M, Chin-Yee D, Rao PK, Apte RS. Visual Cycle Suppression via Patching in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Ophthalmology. 2014; [Epub ahead of print]
Lee CS, Lee AY, Forooghian F, Bergstrom CS, Yan J, Yeh S. Fundus autofluorescence features in the inflammatory maculopathies. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2014:8;2001-2012.
Jung CS, Payne JF, Bergstrom C, Crbbs B, Yan J, Hubbard GB, Olsen TW, Yeh S. Multimodality Diagnostic Imaging in Unilateral Acute Idiopathic maculopathy Arch Opthalmolol. 2012;130(1):50-6.
Jung CS, Bruce B, Newman NJ, Biousse V. Visual field defects in non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: effect of Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT)- a pilot study. Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2008;268:145-9.


Primary Clinical Office

Eye Institute at Harborview

Harborview Medical Center
908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-897-4320

Mailing Address:
Box 359608
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Academic Phone: 206-543-7250


Medical Retina
Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation


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