Michael J. Lee, MD
Professor of Orthpaedic Spine Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

About Michael J. Lee, MD

Dr. Michael Lee is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Academically, Dr. Lee is Professor of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Co-Director of the Operative Performance Research Institute at UChicago Medical Center.

He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL and completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Lee completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship program at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Lee is a member of several medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AO Spine North America, Lumbar Spine Research Society, and North American Spine Society.

Articles Reviewed by Michael J. Lee, MD

Allograft Linked to Higher Fusion Rates Over Intervertebral Cages in ACDF

Review of 6,100 patients who underwent ACDF found the rate of nonunion was higher in cases using synthetic intervertebral cages than in cases using structural allograft raising the question when to choose cages over allograft.

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Stryker Spine, DePuy Synthes, Globus Medical