Daniel Lee, MD, FAAN, FAASM, has joined Sleep Review’s editorial advisory board. Sleep Review‘s editorial advisory board consists of prominent private practitioners and academics who provide the editorial team with insight into the latest trends and controversies in sleep medicine.

Lee is the medical director of the Sleep Research Center at Baptist Health System in Kentucky. He graduated as the T.J. Wood Achievement Scholar from Berea College with a double major in chemistry and biology. He then graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. Lee completed his neurology training at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University, California. He is board certified by the American Academy of Neurology and Psychiatry and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology.

His major research interests are circadian rhythm physiology, genetic engineered dopamine-3 gene knock-out, and pharmacologic therapy of Willis-Ekbom disease. Lee has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals and served on the National Scientific Advisory Board of Willis-Ekbom Disease Research. He has received numerous teaching awards from the Department of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine in North Carolina. Lee has been featured in M.D. News, Medscape, Reuters Health News, and Focus magazines. He has presented at various national and international conferences including the American Academy of Neurology Conference, International Conference on Translational Medicine Research at Peking Union Medical College and at Tongren Eye Institute in Beijing, China and the 13th International Congress of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders in Paris, France. He is commissioned as Kentucky Colonel by Kentucky Governor for distinguished service and accomplishments, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

“Dr Lee’s article on ‘A Practical Guide to the Long-term Management of Restless Legs Syndrome‘ was extremely well-received,” says Sleep Review editor Sree Roy. “His expertise in RLS, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, will be an asset to the board, as will his many areas of expertise within sleep medicine.”