Neurology Chair

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

Faculty By Divisions

Christopher Lee, M.D., MPH

Assistant 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.

Dr. Lee’s clinical interests include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and peripheral neuropathy. His research currently includes projects evaluating the pathophysiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis through nerve excitability testing humans and animal models.  He also has completed projects evaluating muscle ultrasound in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and disease surveillance methods for rare diseases.  He has a strong interest in medical student and resident education, and he serves on the Neurology Resident Interview Committee.

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