Ikjae Lee, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
Ikjae Lee, MD

Ikjae Lee, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine. Dr. Lee received his MD from Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea. After moving to United States, he completed residency in Neurology and fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. During his training, he received Outstanding Junior Investigators by American Stroke Association in 2013 and Resident & Fellow member recognition award by American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 2016. Dr. Lee joined University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Neurology Department where he served as a Co-Director of ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic focusing on high quality care of ALS and other neuromuscular disease patients. His expertise in clinical neuromuscular medicine fueled his passion in education and research leading to achievement of 2017 Best Abstract Award by American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine and 2018 Faculty Teacher of the Year Award selected by University of Alabama at Birmingham Neurology Residents. Finally, Dr. Lee joined Columbia University Department of Neurology, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center in 2020 where he will continue his efforts as a clinician-researcher. Dr. Lee is board certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • EMG
  • Inflammatory Myopathy
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis


  • ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

    155 White Plains Road
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876
  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 426-3876

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (646) 426-3876

Honors and Awards

2018 Neurology Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2017 Best Abstract Award by American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

2017 Diplomate of American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (honor as top 10%)

2016 Resident & Fellow Member Recognition Award by AANEM

2013 American Stroke Association Travel Award for Outstanding Junior Investigators


Lee I, Walker J, Nozaki K, Willett L. Weak and Winded. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jul 4;381(1):76-82. PMID: 31269370

Rivner MH, Quarles BM,.. Lee I,.. Pan JX, et al. The Clinical Features of LRP4/Agrin Antibody Positive Myasthenia Gravis: A Multi-center Study [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 1]. Muscle Nerve. 2020;10.1002/mus.26985.

McPherson T, Aban I, Duda P, Farzaneh-Far R, Wolfe GI, Kaminski HJ, Cutter G and Lee I on behalf of MGTX study group. Correlation of Quantitative Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenia Gravis Activities of Daily Living scales in the MGTX study. Muscle Nerve. 2020 May 5. Doi:10.1002/mus.26910 PMID: 32369631

Si Y, Kazamel M, Kwon Y, Lee I, Anderson T, Zhou S, Bamman M, Wiggins D, Kwan T, King PH. The Vitamin D Activator CYP27B1 is Upregulated in Muscle Fibers in Denervating Disease and can Track Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2020 Mar 3:105650. PMID: 32142934

Lee I, Kuo H, Aban, I, Cutter G, McPherson T, Kaminski H, Sussman J,.. Wolfe Gil; on behalf of MGTX study group. Minimal manifestation status and prednisone withdrawal in the MGTX trial. Neurology.2020;10.1212/WNL.0000000000010031

Lee I, Oh S. High abnormal rate in the repetitive nerve stimulation test in acute onset myasthenia gravis. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2018 Jun;129(6): 1337-1338. PMID: 29615308

Oh S, Jeong D, Lee I, Alsharabati M. Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Test in Myasthenic Crisis. Muscle Nerve. 2019 May;59(5):544-548. PMID: 30488463

Lee I, Kaminski H, McPherson T, Feese M, Cutter G. Gender differences in prednisone adverse effects: Survey result from the MG registry. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2018 Oct 15;5(6):e507. PMID: 30345333

Lee I, Kaminski HJ, Xin H, Cutter G. Gender and quality of life in myasthenia gravis patients from the myasthenia gravis foundation of America registry. Muscle Nerve. 2018 Feb 21. 58(1) 90-98. PMID: 29466829

Lee I, Kushlaf H. Needle electromyography practice pattern in patients taking novel oral anticoagulants: A survey-based study. Muscle Nerve. 2018 Aug;58(2): 307-309. PMID: 29510454

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov