Clinical Advisory Board

Daniel J. Lee, MD

Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lee is Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board at Frequency Therapeutics. A fellowship-trained otologist/neurotologist, Dr. Lee is the program director of the Harvard Neurotology fellowship program and directs the Pediatric Ear, Hearing and Balance Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology and is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lee’s clinical interests include pediatric and adult cochlear implantation, auditory brainstem implants, sudden single-sided deafness and superior semicircular canal dehiscence. As Director of the Wilson Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) program based at Mass Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lee and his team work with infants and children and their families as well as adults who are deaf and cannot receive cochlear implants. Dr. Lee also leads an international referral center for the diagnosis and management of superior canal dehiscence syndrome, and he has developed a center of excellence for minimally invasive transcanal endoscopic ear surgery techniques in children and adults with cholesteatoma and chronic infections.

Also a basic science researcher, Dr. Lee studies auditory brainstem anatomy and physiology, auditory brainstem implants and optogenetic auditory implants. He is a Principal Investigator and Research Associate in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lee received his B.A. in Biology from Columbia College in New York and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his internship in the Department of Surgery and residency in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Lee completed a research and clinical fellowship in the Johns Hopkins Center for Hearing Sciences and the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Lee has lectured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, co-authored over 100 basic and clinical research publications and book chapters. He is the recipient of numerous NIH, Department of Defense, Swiss National Science Foundation and private foundation research grants.