Dr. Michael Lee practices non-operative musculoskeletal medicine and specializes in non-operative spine care. Dr. Lee graduated with honors from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, MA) with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with special emphasis on biomechanics. After graduating from MIT, Dr. Lee spent a year as a research assistant in biomechanical engineering at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA). He went on to earn his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, where he continued to pursue his interest in biomechanics. He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (also known as Physiatry) residency at the world-renown Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Lee also received his medical acupuncture certification from the UCLA Helms Medical Institute during his residency. Dr. Lee then completed a fellowship in interventional spine and sports medicine at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Lee has participated in numerous research studies, authored journal articles and presented his findings both locally and nationally.
Dr. Lee is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with additional subspecialty board certification in Pain Medicine. He is a member of North American Spine Society and International Spine Intervention Society. Dr. Lee’s professional interests include non-surgical spine care, interventional spine procedures, electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG/NCS), and medical acupuncture. His most current clinical interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound and its application in providing a more comprehensive orthopaedic care, and utilization of radiofrequency technology in treating intradiscal pathologies.
Dr. Lee is a Korean-American who grew up in Montgomery County (a graduate of North Penn High School), returning to Pennsylvania after more than 12 years away in Boston and New York City.
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