Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon specializing in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He is also the director of Neural Engineering laboratories at Mayo Clinic. His clinical focus includes:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Psychiatric disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Spinal cord injury

His clinical activities include the Mayo Clinic Deep Brain Stimulation Program as well as cortical stimulation and spinal cord stimulation.

Dr. Lee directs the Mayo Neural Engineering laboratories where he studies mechanism action of deep brain stimulation as well as other neuromodulation technologies. Recently, he has been working on epidural stimulation for limb reanimation and patients who are paralyzed. His research is being funded through the National Institutes of Health and DARPA, as well as foundation grants.

He has full teaching privileges within the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and has trained undergraduates, master studies, Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

  1. Brain tumor
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Mental Disorder
  4. Movement disorder
  1. Brain tumor surgery
  2. Deep brain stimulation
  3. Epilepsy surgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Movement disorder surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Stereotactic navigation
  • Neuromodulation surgery for psychiatric disorders
  1. 2006
    Chief Resident - NeurosurgeryDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  2. 2005
    Resident - NeurosurgeryDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  3. 2001
    Internship - General SurgeryDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  4. 2000
    Resident - NeurologyPartners' Neurology Program, Harvard Medical School
  5. 1999
    Internship - Internal MedicineHospital of St. Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine
  6. 1998
    PhDDepartment of Neurobiology, Yale University Graduate School
  7. 1998
    MDYale University Graduate School
  8. 1994
    M. PhilYale University Graduate School
  9. 1990
    BA - Major-Biology/Minor-PhilosophyUniversity of Colorado, Denver

Certifications

  1. 2009
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Mayo Clinic Distinguished Team Science AwardMaryo Clinic
  2. 2012
    The Grainger FoundationMayo Clinic
  3. 2008
    Research Early Career Development Award for Clinician ScientistsMayo Clinic
  4. 2006
    Travel GrantNational Academy of Sciences
  5. 2004
    Phillip Gildenberg AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 2004
    Academic Enhancement GrantDartmouth Medical School
  7. 2004
    Outstanding Presentation AwardDartmouth Neuroscience Day
  8. 2004
    FellowshipNeurosurgery Research and Education Foundation/Medtronic
  9. 2004
    Resident Travel FellowshipStereotactic Neurosurgery
  10. 2002
    Thomas P. Almy, M.D. Resident Teacher of the Year AwardDartmouth Medical School
  11. 2001
    William Scoville Resident AwardNew England Neurosurgical Society
  12. 1999
    Outstanding Intern of the Year AwardHospital of St. Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine
  13. 1998
    Cum LaudeYale University School of Medicine
  14. 1995
    Excellence in Research AwardYale Minority Medical Association
  15. 1995
    M.D./Ph.D. ScholarshipLife and Health Insurance
  16. 1991
    Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)National Institutes of Health
  17. 1990
    Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Colorado, Denver
  18. 1988
    Dean's ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  19. 1987
    H.A. Arnold ScholarshipAwarding Organization
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Professional memberships

  1. 2011 - present
    Board MemberAmerican Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  2. 2008 - 2011
    International Committee RepresentativeAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  3. 2007 - present
    MemberAcademic Affairs Committee, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  4. 2006 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  5. 2006 - present
    Regular MemberYoung Neurosurgeons Executive Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 2006 - present
    Regular MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  7. 2006 - present
    Regular MemberAmerican Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  8. 2004 - 2005
    Resident MemberEducation and Practice Management Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  9. 2004 - present
    Regular MemberSociety for Neuroscience
  10. 2003 - 2006
    Resident MemberAmerican Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  11. 2003 - 2006
    Resident MemberYoung Neurosurgeons Executive Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  12. 2001 - 2006
    Resident MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  13. 2001 - 2006
    Resident MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  14. 1993 - 1998
    Student MemberSociety for Neuroscience
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Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.