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Stephen Y. Lee, M.D.

Stephen Y. Lee, MD

Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Anterior Segment


Patient Care Philosophy

“As the son of two teachers, I see my physician role as a student, teacher, and surgeon for my patients.  I try to learn about what is important medically and personally for each of my patients, and I believe that providing information and education are just as important as treatment.  I recommend appropriate examinations and diagnostic tests that may detect or prevent common ocular conditions as well as provide medical and surgical treatment.  When treatment is required, I prefer to discuss the numerous medical and surgical options with my patients and recommend the best option for each patient.  Most importantly, I dedicate myself to continuing medical education to supplement over 20 years of experience so I may deliver the best medical and surgical care for my patients.”


Dr. Lee graduated as the Valedictorian from Rice University in Texas with degrees in Biochemistry and Biology. Subsequently, he attended The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School where he achieved the highest ranking in clinical medicine and focused his interest in ophthalmology while attempting to develop models for acanthamoeba corneal infections. He pursued his career with internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School. He continued his studies of corneal infections and published several papers on viral keratitis during his residency. He completed additional training with a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.

Dr. Lee joined Ophthalmic Partners in 1996 and specializes in medical and surgical treatment of anterior segment disorders. He performs over 1000 major intraocular surgeries each year and specializes in cataract and corneal surgeries. His specialties include cataract surgeries with correction of astigmatism or presbyopia that reduces or eliminates the need for glasses after cataract surgery, as well as custom Lasik and corneal transplants. He has offices in Philadelphia and New Jersey and maintains teaching positions at Wills Eye Hospital and Jefferson Medical College.




Rice University

Houston, Texas

B.A., Biochemistry and Biology




Graham Baker Scholar

Max Roy Scholar

Korean Honor Scholar

Summa Cum Laude



Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society

Medical Degree

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Texas




Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar

Korean Honor Scholar



Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society

Texas Student Medical Association

American Medical Association


Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Certificate of internship completion in Internal Medicine



Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Certificate of residency completion in Ophthalmology



Wills Eye Hospital, Cornea Service

Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Certificate of fellowship completion in Cornea and External Disease



Service Locations

Dr. Lee sees patients at the following locations: