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Karen L. Lee, MD

  • Specialties: Sleep Medicine, Neurology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 929-455-2323
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About Me

I’ve always been interested in science and the connection between the mind and the body, and that inspired my decision to become a neurologist. I love working and interacting with people and I was drawn to a career that would allow me to improve people’s lives. Neurology and sleep medicine are a perfect combination of my interests.

At NYU Langone, I treat people who have sleep disorders. Sleep is critical to our health and it is important that it occurs in a healthy manner. Poor quality sleep is linked to several different diseases, such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, poor concentration, headaches, chronic pain, strokes, heart disease, dementia, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Sleep is something that links all humans, both adults and children. We all need to sleep every day. My goal is to help patients improve this aspect of their lives.

I have a special interest in treating people who have obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and REM sleep behavior disorder. In regard to neurology, I specialize in treating patients who have a variety of disorders, with a particular focus on headaches, such as chronic migraines.

At NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center and the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Program, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, we perform overnight and daytime sleep studies. My technicians are with patients during the sleep study, and I interpret the results after they are performed. In my neurology clinic, I perform Botox® injections for chronic migraines. With all of my patients, my biggest goal is to improve their quality of life. There are many ways that this can be achieved. I really enjoy helping my patients and I think my patients know that.

I am an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Heart Association.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • Parkinson's disease
  • sleep arousal disorder
  • epileptic seizures
  • headache
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • tingling
  • memory disorder
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • confusional arousals
  • central sleep apnea
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • sleepwalking
  • facial pain
  • migraine headache
  • cognitive impairment
  • weakness
  • night terrors
  • excessive daytime sleepiness
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • restless leg syndrome
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • cluster headache
  • Bell's palsy
  • neuropathy
  • dizziness
  • REM behavior disorder
  • narcolepsy
  • memory loss
  • periodic limb movement disorder
  • dementia
  • stroke
  • cognitive disorder

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sleep Medicine), 2013
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology, 2012
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Sleep Medicine, 2013
  • Residency, UCLA Medical Center, Neurology, 2012
  • MD from Drexel University, 2008
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
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NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

724 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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