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

  1. Neurosurgeon



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



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

Rochester, Minnesota

  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


  1. 2009
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery