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Vivian Lee, MD

Vivian Lee, MD Physician

Co-director, William C. Frayer Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Dr. Lee is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

  • Ocular Pathology Services

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Orbital Tumors

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics


American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), National American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists (AAOOP), National American Board of Ophthalmology, National Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin, National Eastern Ophthalmic Pathology Society, National Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), International University of Wisconsin McPherson Eye Research Institute (UW MERI), National Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lee is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Vivian Lee is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and ocular pathologist. Her primary research program is focused on the biology of wound healing and tumorigenesis. In collaboration with the Department of Dermatology, she is currently examining cell signaling pathways in ocular surface epithelial cells that can be targeted for future therapies.

Key words
Ophthalmology; ocular pathology; wound healing; tumorigenesis

Selected Publications:

Zuo L, Khan RS, Lee V, Dine K, Wu W, Shindler KS: SIRT1 Promotes RGC Survival and Delays Loss of Function Following Optic Nerve Crush Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 54 (7): 5097-102,2013.

Potter HD, Lee V, Hinshaw MA, Khedr SS, Albert DM, Bukat C.: Lichen simplex chronicus of the conjunctiva. JAMA Ophthalmology 131 (6): 816-8,2013.

Lee V, Sulewski ME, Zaidi A, Nichols CW, Bunya VY.: Elevated intraocular pressure-induced interlamellar stromal keratitis occurring 9 years after laser in situ keratomileusis. Cornea 31 (1): 87-9,2012.

Chung DC, Lee V, Maguire AM.: Recent advances in ocular gene therapy. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 20 (5): 377-81,2009.

Angilletta MJ Jr, Lee V, Silva AC.: Energetics of lizard embryos are not canalized by thermal acclimation. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79 (3): 573-80,2006.

Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)