Dr. Karen Lee, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 37
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Dr. Karen Lee, MD
Dr. Karen Lee, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. She is 37 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Lee is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

1801 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Contact Information
Dr. Karen Lee, MD

Dr. Karen Lee, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Lee's Experience

Dr. Lee's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Sleep Study

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Lee's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Santa Monica, CA |
I found Dr. Lee to be an excellent listener, compassionate, and gave great explanations and support for my diagnosis.
Los Angeles, CA |
I'm not surprised at all by the negative comments. Ms. Lee - I really can't call her a doctor as her behavior doesn't warrant the respect of the title. She rushed through the appointment and wouldn't listen to any of my concerns. She barley made eye contact and just kept banging away at her keyboard without regard. It's only when I raised my voice that she paid any attention to me and my concerns for my elderly father. Even after that she would t answer ANY questions saying she needed test resul
in Los Angeles, CA |
This Dr is plain awful. She has zero empathy and zero sympathy. I have never met a dr like her in my life. Absolutely doesn't care about you. Insists on seeing you in person only to type on the computer while barking questions at you like you're on trial or something. She spends a total if 8 minutes with you MAX and doesn't listen to anything you say. And to top it off she has no idea what she's doing. She will put you on and off a thousand different medications- putting your body through hell!!
in Santa Clarita, CA |
Dr Lee did NOT listen to me at all. She never ordered the tests that were needed for my diagnosis. She took me off all my meds and changed my diagnosis from my previous dr. ( I moved from out of state) She has sent my life for a tale spin. Due to her lack of listening, ordering the tests she felt she needed, and continuing the care from my previous dr. (As I had for 3 years) I believe I fell asleep at the wheel. She's NOT a good Dr. at all. If you care about your health PLEASE go elsewhere!
This patient unfortunately was MISDIAGNOSED by her last sleep specialist.According to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD) 3rd edition,her prior sleep study was incorrectly interpreted and she was placed on inappropriate medication, which is very dangerous. I recommended another sleep study, but she never completed it.I am a board certified sleep specialist, and unfortunately several physicians practicing sleep medicine aren't and don't know how to interpret sleep studies.
in Santa Monica, CA |
Dr.karen Lee is a very compassionate and caring physician. She takes her time to listen to the patients and explain their problems and offers the choices of treatment. I feel that I am lucky to have Dr.Lee as my neurologist and I recommend her highly
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Dr. Lee accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lee has admitting privileges

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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