Dr. Karen Lee, MD


Neurology | Female

1801 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100 Santa Monica, CA 90403 Get Directions
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.

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    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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    •  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

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    • Neurology
    • Sleep Medicine

    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


    • Medical School
      Drexel University College of Medicine

      Graduated in 2008

    • Internship Hospital
      Pennsylvania Hospital

      Completed in 2009

    • Residency Hospital
      University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)

      Completed in 2012

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Stanford University

      Completed in 2013

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

      Graduated in 2002

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Neurology
    • Sleep Medicine

    Procedures Performed

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