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Neurology Chair

Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman
of Neurology

Faculty By Divisions

Christopher Lee, M.D., MPH

Associate Professor


Dr. Christopher D. Lee graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in 2000 with a degree in Mathematics. He earned his M.D. at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2004. His internship and residency in Neurology were at Vanderbilt University, where he served as Neurology Chief Resident from 2007-2008. He completed a Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship with an emphasis in neuromuscular disorders at Vanderbilt in June 2009. In July 2009, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the neuromuscular division at Vanderbilt.  In 2011, he received a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from Vanderbilt.  His clinical work includes ALS, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, polyneuropathy, and teleneurology.

Dr. Lee has a strong interest in medical student and resident education, serving in roles of Associate Program Director, Master Clinical Teacher for clerkship students, and as a Portfolio Coach, working with a section of the class of 2020 longitudinally through their four-year student careers.  In July 2018, he started as Program Director for the Neurology Residency.  He has taken leadership roles in the transition of electronic medical records systems at Vanderbilt, the creation of a practice feedback self-assessment project for all of the neurology residents, and in the development of neurohospitalist roles within Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Dr. Lee is the co-chair of the ventilation committee of the Northeast ALS Consortium (ALS) and has publications in muscle ultrasound in ALS, epidemiology of Guillain-Barre syndrome and other disorders, among other publications.

Dr. Lee is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.


Department of Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
A-0118 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-0060