Michelle K Rhee, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Ophthalmology
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medical Education
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
- Department of Ophthalmology-CAM 212-241-0939212-241-0939
Dr. Rhee has published research on the use of antibiotic therapy for ocular infections and corneal disease in top journals, including Cornea and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Rhee serves as associate director of Ophthalmology for Mount Sinai at the Elmhurst Hospital Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and is the associate medical director of the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration of New York. Dr. Rhee is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Rhee completed subspecialty training in diseases of the cornea and refractive surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary following a residency in ophthalmology at the Eye and Ear Institute of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rhee earned her M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she was part of the Humanities and Medicine Program which offered early acceptance to a selected group of undergraduates. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. Before pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Rhee studied piano, cello, and music composition at the Juilliard School in New York City.
- Cataract Surgery
- Corneal Transplant
- Laser Vision Correction
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine
Cabrini Medical Center
Eye & Ear Institute University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship, Cornea, External Diseases
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
English, Korean, Spanish
David RA, Rhee MK. The Impact of Language as a Barrier to Effective Health Care in an Underserved Urban Hispanic Community. Mt Sinai J Med 1998; 65: 393-397.
Rhee MK, Mootha VV. Bilateral Keratoconjunctivitis Associated with Lichen Planus. Cornea 2004; 23(1): 100-105.
Rhee MK, Kowalski RP, Romanowski EG, Karenchak LM, Mah FS, Ritterband DC, Gordon YJ. A Laboratory Evaluation of Antibiotic Therapy for Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Am J Ophthal 2004; 138(2): 226-230.
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