Michelle C Lee, OD, FAAO

Optometry Attending

Hospital Appointment: 2016

Email: michelle.lee8@va.gov

Academic Background:

B.S., 2010, University of California, Los Angeles

O.D., 2015, University of California, Berkeley 

Residency, 2016, Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation Jesse Brown VAMC and             Hines Hospital


Dr. Lee obtained her Doctorate of Optometry degree at the University of California, Berkeley where she received several academic scholarships and was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She completed her residency in ocular disease and low vision at Jesse Brown VA and the Blind Rehabilitation Center at Hines VA. She then joined the staff at Jesse Brown VA as a full-time optometry attending and also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Illinois College of Optometry.


Dr. Lee obtained her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2018 and is an active member of the Academy. She currently serves a trustee for the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry. In addition to providing direct patient care, she consults with residents and students in a clinical setting, analyzes tele-eye imaging, and participates as a lecturer in the weekly didactic conference. 

To request more information or to schedule an interview please email Dr. Jennifer Brown at:

Contact us:

Jennifer Brown, OD, FAAO

Residency Coordinator 


Charles Kinnaird, OD, FAAO

Co-Director Ocular Disease

Chief of Optometry Section

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center


Peter Russo, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Co-Director Low Vision Rehabilitation 

Hines VA Blind Rehabilitation Service 


Tel:  312-569-7505

Fax: 312-569-7547

Jesse Brown VAMC

820 S Damen Ave

Chicago IL 60612

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