About Us

The Nasal & Sinus Center is dedicated to the state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of nasal and sinus disorders

Victoria Lee, MD

Dr. Victoria Lee ENT and Skull Base Surgeon

Dr. Lee is a specialist in sinus and skull base surgery. She completed her subspecialty training in sinus and skull base surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and her otolaryngology residency at the University of Washington. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University. She is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and was excited to return to the Midwest after the completion of her medical training.

As a specialist in sinonasal disease, her areas of expertise include nasal obstruction, allergy, sinusitis, nasal polyps, and sinonasal tumors. She is experienced with the latest technological advances in the field and specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to treat sinonasal as well as skull base and orbital pathology, including pituitary and other tumors, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, blocked tear ducts, and thyroid eye disease.

She is actively involved in rhinologic clinical outcomes research. During her training, she co-authored more than 15 peer-reviewed publications and received both national societal and industry grant funding as well as several awards for her research. She is dedicated to continually translating this new knowledge to clinical practice.

She strives to achieve a patient-centered approach to her medical and surgical care. She will work tirelessly to get to the bottom of any problem her patients may have, no matter how complicated.

Dr. Lee has also demonstrated a strong commitment to research. In her young career, she has been awarded foundation, institutional, and industry support. Additionally, she has continued to contribute and publish within our field, as evidenced by her CV. She attends and presents original scientific research at both the ARS Spring Meeting at COSM and ARS Annual Meeting at Academy each year. As the Director of Rhinology Research for our department, she is also strongly committed to the mentorship of residents and students in this capacity.

She is actively involved in the ARS, serving on both the Research and Grants Committee and Awards Committee. For the past 2 years, she has also served as faculty for the ARS Annual Fellows Course. Additionally, she is on the editorial board for IFAR.

Victoria Lee, MD Flyer with her specialties and location information


Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (2012)

Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington (2018)


  • Fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland  (2019)
  • Clinical Research Fellowship (T32), Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington (2015)

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (2019)

Research Interests

Topical therapies in the treatment of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis 

  • Different modes of delivery and compounding
  • Impact on quality-of-life, microbiological, and endoscopic outcome measures
  • Side effects and tolerance

Imaging in rhinologic surgery

  • New applications in surgical planning
  • New modalities and utility in specific settings

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member, American Rhinologic Society
  • Member, Triological Society
  • Reviewer, International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy

Selected Publications:

Lee VS.  Rhinosinusitis: Topical irrigations for chronic rhinosinusitis. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. In press.

Lee VS, Lin SL. Updates in Pediatric Otolaryngology: Allergy and the Pediatric Otolaryngologist. Otolaryngol Clin N Am. 2019;52(5):863-873.

Lee VS, Humphreys IM, Purcell PL, Davis GE. Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017;7(4):365-372.

Lee VS, Davis GE. Culture-directed topical antibiotic treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2016;30(6):414-417.

Selected Honors:

  • 2nd Place Clinical Paper, Rhinoworld Chicago, 2019
  • 1st Place Poster Presentation, American Rhinologic Society Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Research Award, 2015