ORLANDO, Fla., July 12, 2011 – Pediatric epileptologist Dr. Ki Hyeong Lee recently joined the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children as the medical director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program. Under Dr. Lee’s leadership, the team at Florida Hospital will provide comprehensive patient care by offeringmost advanced diagnostic tools and full array of treatment options for children with difficult to treat epilepsy.

Dr. Lee and his highly trained team of specialists will launch a comprehensive program for epilepsy to provide personalized, expert care to patients in Central Florida. Dr. Lee and his team specialize in treating drug-resistant epilepsy with alternative treatments including ketogenic diet, which involves eating a high-fat diet to control epilepsy, and brain surgery using the latest, most advanced technology available. Under the expertise of Dr. Lee, the team at the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children hopes to not just diagnose and manage epilepsy, but cure epilepsy.

Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from Seoul National University. He then completed his residency in adult neurology at the Seoul National University Hospital. Dr. Lee had his epilepsy research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, as well as his child neurology residency from the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to joining the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, Dr. Lee was the director of clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy surgery program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Lee also held the position of director of the pediatric epilepsy fellowship program at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and was also an associate professor in the department of neurology and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine.

Dr. Lee was granted the National Epifellows Foundation Research Grant Award in 2001, and in 2002, received the Young Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society. He has given numerous national and international lectures on a variety of pediatric topics, authored many articles as well as a book chapter on epilepsy and is a member of several scientific and professional societies such as the American Epilepsy Society and the American Academy of Neurology.