Dr. Max C. Lee, MD

Max C. Lee, MD
Neurological Surgery

Contact Information

Education

Dr. Max Lee

  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • Neurological Surgery Residency - University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Spine Fellowship - Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Awards / Honors / Published Material

  • Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctors, July 2008

Original Contributions

  • Max C. Lee, Jeffrey I. Frank, Madelyn Kahana, James H. Tonsgard, David M. Firm, Decompressive Hemicraniectomy in a 6-Year-Old Male after Unilateral Hemispheric Stroke. Pediatric Neurosurgery 2003; 38:181:-185.
  • Mac C. Lee, R. Loch Macdonald. Intraoperative Cerebral Angiography: Superficial Temporal Artery Method and Results. Neurosurgery. November 2003; 53 (5):1067-1075.
  • Max C. Lee, Bakhtiar Yamini, David M. Frim. Pseudotumor Cerebri Patients Shunted from the Cisterna Magna: Clinical Course and Telemetric Intracranial Pressure Data. Neurosurgery. November 2004: 55(5): 1094-1099.
  • Max C. Lee, Michael Wang, Richard Fessler, Jason Liauw, Daniel H. Kim. Instrumentation in Patients with Spinal Infection. Neurosurgical Focus. 17(6):E7, 1-6. December, 2004.
  • Daniel Refai, Max C. Lee, Fernando D. Goldenberg, Jeffrey I. Frank. Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. Neurosurgery. April 2005; 56(4): E872; discussion E871.
  • Richard D. Penn, Max C. Lee, Andreas A. Linninger, Keith Miesel, Steven Ning Lu, Lee Stylos. Pressure Gradients in the Brain in an Experimental Model of Hydrocephalus. Journal of Neurosurgery. 102: 1069-1075. June 2005.
  • Max C. Lee, Christopher M. Owen, Daniel Kim. Cervical Kyphotic Spondylotic Myelopathy in Monozygotic Twins. Neurosurgery. In submission. December 15, 2004.

Book Chapters

  • Max C. Lee, David M. Frim. Neonatal Neurosurgery. Pediatric Neurosurgery. Ed. Frim, D.M. Gupta, N. Landes Biosciences, Gerogetown, TX.
  • Mac C. Lee, David M. Frim. Primary Brain Tumors: Gliomas and Meningiomas. Holdand-Frie Manual of Cancer Medicine. Ed. Brown, C., Riny, B., and Conell P. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Max C. Lee, Daniel Refai, Richard D. Fessler. Dural Tears. Rothman-Simeone The Spine, 5th Edition, Ed: Herkowitz, HN; Garfin S; Eismont, FJ; Bell, Gr; W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Jonathan Mislow, Max C. Lee, Richard Fessler. Primary Reconstruction for Spinal Infections. Schmidek and Sweet's Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, 5th Edition. Ed. Schmidek, H. Elsevier. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Cervical Burst Fractures. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed. Kim DH, Henn JS, Vaccaro, A. Dickman CA. Thieme. New York, NY.
  • Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Technological Advances in Deformity Surgery. Spinal Deformities: The Essentials. Ed. Heary RF, Albert TJ. Thieme. New York, NY.
  • Max C. Lee, Stephen I. Ryu, Albert L. Rhoton, Daniel H. Kim. Transmaxillary Approach to the Clivus and Upper Cervical Spine. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Alex Vaccaro, M.D. Thieme. New York, NY.
  • Jeffery S. Henn, Max C. Lee, Albert L. Rhoton. Transoral Approach to the Craniocervical Junction and Upper Cervical Spine.Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed. Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jeffrey S. Henn, M.D., Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Alex Vaccaro, M.D. Thieme. New York. NY.
  • Ungkyu Chang, Jeffrey S. Henn, Max C. Lee, Alert Rhoton. High Cervical Retropharyngeal Approach to the Craniocervical Junction.Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed. Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jeffrey S. Henn, M.D., Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Alex Vaccaro, M.D. Thieme. New York, NY.
  • Ungkyu Chang, Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Anterior Approach to the Mid-Cervical Spine. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed. Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jeffrey S. Henn, M.D., Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Alex Vaccaro, M.D. Thieme. New York, NY.
  • Ungkyu Chang, Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Posterior Approach to Mid-Cervical Spine. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed. Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jeffrey S. Henn, M.D., Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Alex Vaccaro, M.D. Thieme. New York, NY.
  • Ungkyu Chang, Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Anterior Corpectomy and Fusion. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed. Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jeffrey S. Henn, M.D., Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Alex Vaccaro, M.D. Thieme. New York, NY.
  • Won-Ho Choo, Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Posterior and Far-lateral Approaches to the Craniovetebral Junction. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed. Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jeffrey S. Henn, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Alex Vaccaro, M.D. thieme. New York, NY.
  • Max C. Lee, Daniel Kim. Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries. Facet Dislocation Injuries. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed. Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jeffrey S. Henn, M.D., Curtis A. Dickman, M.D., and Alex Vaccaro, M.D. Thieme. New York, NY.
  • Max C. Lee, Russell J. Andrews, Jon Park. Penetrating Spinal Trauma. Gilman, Sid (ed): Medlink-Neurosurgery (CD-ROM). San Diego, Arbor, 2005.
  • Max C. Lee, Bernard A. Coert, Daniel H. Kim. Endoscopic Techniques for Stabilization of the Thoracic Spine. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Ed. Christopher M. Bono and Alexander R. Vaccaro. Marcel Dekker, Inc./Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.
  • Max C. Lee, Daniel Kim. Endoscopic Thoracic Decompression, Graft Placement, and Instrumentation Techniques. Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. Ed. Alexander R. Vaccaro, Todd J. Albert. Thieme, New York, NY.
  • Max C. Lee, Daniel Kim. Motion Sparing Technology in Cervical Spine Surgery. Cervical Spine Surgery: Diagnosis and Management. Ed. Todd J. Albert, Joon Y. Lee, Moe R. Lim. Thieme, New York, NY.
  • Max C. Lee, Richard G. Fessler. Modern Instrumentation in Craniovetebral Junction Surgery. Craniovertebral Junction. Ed. Atul Goel.
  • Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Resection of Peripheral Nerve Tumors. Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition. Ed. E. Sandler Connolly, Guy M. McKhann, Judy Huang, Tanvir F. Choudhri, J. Mocco.
  • See Hoo Kwon, Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Intervertebral Disc Disease in Adolescents. Pediatric Spine. Ed. Daniel H. Kim.

Letters/Comments/Reviews

  • Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim. Anterior Cervical Fusion using Dense Cancellous Allografts and Dynamic Plating. Neurosurgery. Response to Dr. Kostas N. Fountas, M.D., Ph.D. Neurosurgery. 56(5):E1166, May 2005.
  • Michael Bruneau, Pierre Goffette, Buy Cosnard, Denis Rommel, Christian Raftopoulos. Lateral Sacral Artery Aneurysm. Case report and review of the Literature. Neurosurgery. Reviewed by max C. lee and Daniel H. Kim. In submission. November 1, 2004.
  • Michael Y. Wang, Clarence HS Leung, Adrian TH Casey. Cervical Arthroplasty with the Bryan Disc. Neurosurgery. Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim. Operative Neurosurgery Supplement 1 Volume 56(1) pp58-65. January 2005.
  • Gabriel Y.F. Lee, Eric M. Massicotte. Image-guided trans-sacral approach to pre-sacral lesions of nerve root origin: a technical note.Neurosurgery. Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim. 57(4) Operative Neurosurgery Supplement 4:E412, October 2005.
  • Constantin Schizas Elefterios Tsiridis, Joyti Saksena. Micro endoscopic discectomy compared to standard microsurgical disectomy intreating uncontained or large contained disc herniations. Neurosurgery. Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim.
  • Michael Steinmetz, Roderick Claybrooks, Ajit Krishnaney, Richard Prayson, Edward Benzel. Surgical Management of Oseous Hemangioblastoma of the Thoracic Spine: Technical Case Report. Neurosurgery. Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim.
  • Frank Phillips, Gregory Carlson, Sanford Emery, Henry Boholman. Anterior Cervical Pseudarthrosis: natural History and Treatment. Spine. 22(14):1585-1589/ Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim.
  • George Martin, Regis Haid, Michael MacMillan, Gerald Rodts, Richard Berkman. Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Freeze-Dried Fibula Allograft: Overview of 317 Cases and Literature Review. Spine. 24(9):852, May 1, 1999. Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim.
  • Raju Balabhadra, Daniel Kim, Ho-Yeol Zhang. Anterior Cervical Fusion Using Dense C. Ancellous Allografts and Dynamic Plating. Neurosurgery. 54(6):1405-1412, June 2004. Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim.
  • Laurent Thines, Chadi Khalil, Anthony Fichten, Jen-Paul Lejeune. Spinal Arachnoid Cyst Related to a Nonaneurysmal Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Case Report.Neurosurgery 57(4):E817 October 2005. Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim.
  • Clifford Tribus, Darren Corteen, Thomas Zdeblick. The Efficacy of Anterior Cervical Plating in the Management of Symptomatic Pseudoarthrosis of the Cervical Spine. Spine. 24(9): 860, May 1, 1999. Neurosurgery 56(5): E116, May 2005. Reviewed by Max C. Lee and Daniel H. Kim.

Abstracts

 

  • Trent Tredway, Paul Santiago, Bong Soo Kim, Max C. Lee, Richard Fessler. Resection of spinal intradural neoplasms via a minimally-invasive technique. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 17-20, 2004 in San Diego, California.
  • Daniel H. Kim, M.D., T. Jesse Lim, Max C. Lee, M.D. Biomechanical Testing of Metal-metal (Prestige), Metal-polymer (Prodisc), and Elastomeric (Kinesis) Cervical Artificial Discs World Spine III, Rio de Janerio, Brazil. July 31-August 3, 2005.
  • Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jesse Lim, Ph.D., Max C. Lee, M.D. Range of Motion Comparison of Cervical Spine Arthroplasty with Spinal Kinetics (Elastomeric), Prodisc-C (Metal to UHMWPE), Prestige (Metal to Metal) Artificial Discs and Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion. North American Spine Society, Philadelphia, PA. September 27-October 1, 2005.
  • Daniel H. Kim, M.D. , Jesse Lim, Ph. D., Max C. Lee, M.D. Adjacent Disc Pressure and Facet Force Comparison for Cervical Spine Arthroplasty with Spinal Kinetics (Elastomeric), Prodisc-C (Metal to UHMWPE), Prestige (Metal to Metal) Artificial Discs and Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion (ACDF). North American Spine Society, Philadelphia, PA. September 27-October 1, 2005.
  • Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jesse Lim, Ph.D., Max C. Lee, M.D. Range of Motion Comparison of Cervical Spine Arthroplasty with Spinal Kinetics (Elastomeric), Prodisc-C (Metal to UHMWPE), Prestige (Metal to Metal) Artificial Discs and Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion. Spine Arethroplsty Summit 5, New York, New York. May 4-7, 2005.
  • Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jesse Lim, Ph.D., Max C. Lee, M.D. Adjacent Disc Pressure and Facet Force Comparison for Cervical Spine Arthroplasty with Spinal Kinetics (Elastomeric), Prosdisc-C (Metal to UHMWPE), Prestige (Metal to Metal) Artificial Discs and Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion (ACDF). Spine Arthroplasty Summit 5, New York, New York. May 4-7, 2005.
  • Max C. Lee, Jongsoo Park, Stephen I. Ryu, Daniel H. Kim. Expandable VBR Cage Placement via Costotransversectomy. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Boston, MA. October 8-13, 2005.
  • Max C. Lee, Michael Y. Wang, Jongsoo Park, STephen I. Ryu, Daniel H. Kim. Instrumentation in Spinal Infection. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Boston, MA. October 8-13, 2005.
  • Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jesse Lim, Ph.D., Max C. Lee, M.D. Range of Motion Comparison of Cervical Spine Arthroplasty with Spinal Kinetics (Elastomertic), Prodisc-C (Metal to UHMWPE), Prestige (Metal to Metal) Artificial Discs and Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Boston, MA. October 8-13, 2005.
  • Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Jesse Lim, Ph.D., Max C. Lee, M.D. Adjacent Disc Pressure and Facet Force Comparison for Cervical Spine Arthroplasty with Spinal Kinetics (Elastomeric), Prodisc-C (Metal to UHMWPE), Prestige (Metal to Metal) Artificial Discs and Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion (ACDF). Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Boston, MA. October 8-13, 2005.
  • Jon Park, Stephen L. Huhn, Max Lee, Daniel H. Kim, Michael S.B. Edwards. Pediatric C1-C2 Anomaly: A Definitive Surgical Option without a Halo or Occipital Fusion. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Boston, MA. October 8-13, 2005.
  • Daniel H. Kim, Max C. Lee. Current development of artificial spinal discs and dynamic stabilization. Japan-Korea Conference on Spinal Surgery. June 9-10, 2005. Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Daniel H. Kim, Max C. Lee. Minimally invasive spinal reconstruction. Japan-Korea Conference on Spinal Surgery. June 9-10, 2005. Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Daniel H., Kim, Jesse Lim, Ph.D., Max C. Lee, M.D. Range of Motion, Adjacent Disc Pressure and Facet Force Comparison for Cervical Spine Arthroplasty with Spinal Kinetics (Elastomeric), Prodisc-C (Metal to UHMWPE), Prestige (Metal to Metal) Artificial Discs and Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion (ACDF). Western Neurosurgical Society. 51st Annual Meeting at Squaw Creek 2005.

Oral Presentations

 

  • Max C. Lee, Richard Penn, David Frim, P. David Adelson, John Kestle, Keith Miesel, Lee Stylos. Chronic Intracranial Pressure Monitoring with InSite. Charles B. Huggins Annual Research Conference, Chicago, IL May 10, 2003.
  • Andreas Linninger, Christian Tsakiris, Alexander Munoz, Max C. Lee, Richard Penn. Hydrodynamics of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow in the Human Brain. AICHE 2003 Annual Meeting, Applied Mathematics in Bioengineering [10D04], San Francisco, CA, November 16-31, 2003.
  • Hongyan Zou, Max C. Lee, Cecil Chang, Jon Park, Daniel H. Kim. Adjacent Segment Disease after Anterior Cervical Fusion: A review of 66 Re-operated Cases. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Oral Presentation, October 16-20, 2004 in San Francisco, California.
  • Daniel H. Kim, Max C. Lee. Image-guided Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. 2nd MCL Leeuwarden update of minimally invasive surgery: "The OR of future and robotics", October 31-November 2, 2004 in Leeuwarden, Amsterdam.
  • Jon Park, Stephen L. Huhn, Max C. Lee, Daniel H. Kim, Michael S.B. Edwards. Pediatric C1-C2 Anomaly: A definitive Surgical Option without a Halo or Occipital Fusion. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 56th Annual Meeting Chicago Illinois, October 7-12, 2006.

Poster Presentations

 

  • Max C. Lee, Richard Pen, Andreas Linninger, Christian Tsakiris, Alexander Munoz. New Fluid Dynamic Model of Hydrocephalus. Charles B. Huggins Annual Research Conference, Chicago, IL May 10, 2003.
  • Max C. Lee, Andreas Linninger, Richard D. Penn. Pulsations of Cerebrospinal Fluid—the Development of Hydrocephalus. The University of Chicago Neuroscience Day, Chicago, IL October 24, 2003.
  • Max C. Lee, David M. Frim, Richard D. Penn. Long Term Intracranial Pressure Monitoring with InSite. The University of Chicago Neuroscience Day, Chicago, IL October 24, 2003.
  • Max C. Lee and Richard D. Penn. Pressure Gradients in the Brain: an Experimental Model of Hydrocephalus. Charles B. Huggins Annual Research Conference, Chicago, IL may 15, 2004.
  • Max C. Lee, Daniel Kim. Outcome after single day anterior and posterior thoracic or lumbar spine surgery. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. April 16-21, 2005.
  • Max C. Lee, Jon Park, Michael Wang, Richard Fessler, Daniel H. Kim. Instrumentation in Spinal Infection. 2005 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 16-21, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • Andreas Linninger, Christian Tsakiris, Alexander Munoz, Richard Penn, Max Lee. Modeling in the Hydrodynamics of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow in the Human Brain. 226th American Chemical Society National Meeting, September 7-11, 2003 in New York, New York.
 

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