Joseph K. Lee, M.D.

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Dr. Lee is an ABOS board-certified fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He graduated from the Program of Liberal Medical Education from Brown University Medical School. He performed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University in New York, NY and followed with a fellowship in Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Lee has authored numerous publications and has presented at orthopaedic meetings both nationally and internationally.  His clinical interests include degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, spinal deformity, trauma, revision surgery and spine tumors.  Dr. Lee has conducted extensive research in the field of spine surgery and continues to actively do so.  His research interests include intervertebral disc regeneration and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He is an active member of North American Spine Society (NASS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). 

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Professional Profile

  • B.S., Brown University, Providence, RI
  • M.D., Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI
  • Internship, General Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Su BW, Kim PD, Cha TD, Lee JK, April EW, Weidenbaum M, Vaccaro AR.  An Anatomical Study of the mid-lateral pars relative to the pedicle footprint in the lower lumbar spine.  Spine 2009 Jun 1:34(13): 1355-62


Su BW, Cha TD, Kim PD, Lee JK, April EW, Weidenbaum M, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. An anatomic and radiographic study of lumbar facets relevant to percutaneous transfacet fixation. Spine 2009 May 15; 34(11): E384-90


Nowak DD, Lee JK, Gelb DE, Poelstra KA, Ludwig SC.  Central cord syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2009 Dec:17(12):756-65


Lee JK, Vitale MG. Spine Injuries in the Young Athlete. Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; March 2010: 179-192


Lee JK, Amorosa L, Cho SK, Weidenbaum M, Kim YJ. Recurrent Lumbar disc herniation. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 2010 June; 18: 327-337


Gomez JA, Lee JK, Kim PD, Roye DP, Vitale MG. “Growth-Friendly” Spine surgery: Management options for the young child with scoliosis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2011 Dec:19(12): 722-7


Lee JK, Gomez J, Michelsen C, Kim YJ, Moldavsky M, Chinthakunta SR, Khalil S. In vitro Biomechanical Study to Quantify Range of Motion, Intradiscal Pressure, and Facet Force of Three-level Dynamic Stabilization Constructs with Decreased Stiffness. Spine 2013, Aug 5.


Lee JK, Phillips F. Stand-alone Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Journal of Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2013.


Wepking KN, Mohamed A, Kurd MF, Lee JK, Ahmadinia K, An HS. The Prevalence of Cervical Radiculopathy in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy. The Spine Journal 2013; 13:9, S21-22


Zhang Y, Lenart BA, Lee JK, Chen D, Shi P, Ren J, Muehleman C, Chen D, An HS. Histological features of endplates of the mammalian spine: from mice to men. The Spine Journal 2013


Kurd M, Cohick S, Park A, Ahmadinia K, Lee J∫, An H. Fusion in degenerative spondylolisthesis: comparison of osteoconductive and osteoinductive bone graft substitutes. Eur Spine J 2014, Nov 5




Lee JK, Su BW. Physical Examination of Lumbar Spinal stenosis. Musculoskeletal Examination of the Spine: Making the Complex Simple. Slack Incorporated 2011.


Lee JK, Su BW. Posterior Lumbar Facet Fusion. Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operation.


Lee JK, Phillips F. Lateral Interbody Fusion Approaches in Spinal Deformity. Spinal Deformities: The Essentials, 2nd Edition.


Lee JK, Dewald C.J., Dewald R. Surgical Treatment of Spondylolisthesis. Spinal Deformities: The Essentials, 2nd edition.

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