Dr. Michael Lee is a professor vice chair of orthopedic surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He specializes in spine surgery treating a wide variety of spine pathologies including deformity, trauma, tumor and degenerative disease. He is academically active, having published more than 180 manuscripts, edited two textbooks, and chaired several spine and orthopedic educational courses. While faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle, he held the Surgical Dynamics Endowed Chair for Spine Research. Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, he carries the simultaneous joy and shame of being a Cincinnati Bengals fan.