The Practice

Bothwell G. Lee, M.D., FAANS, DABNS, FACS

Dr. LeeDr. Lee began medical practice in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1986 with a Massachusetts General Hospital fellow neurosurgical graduate and two senior local neurosurgical brothers. In 1999, he began practice in Northern Virginia. In January 2012, he relocated to southern Maryland to affiliate with Dr. Fraser Henderson of the Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group. Now in his 31st year of neurosurgical private practice, Dr. Lee is interested in general brain and spine neurosurgery, especially lumbar and cervical disc disease, as well as brain tumors and stereotactic neurosurgery.

He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Harvard Medical Alumni Association, the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the Washington Clinico-Pathological Society (founded in 1865). He is a member of the Georgetown Clinical Society (founded in 1906), and is Treasurer of the Prince George’s County Medical Society. He is a member of the Maryland Neurosurgical Society and MedChi (the Maryland State Medical Society) and several other medical organizations. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the American College (FACS). He became board certified in neurosurgery in 1988. Dr. Lee was a member of Mid-Atlantic Brain & Ear and Spine Institutes, LLC, for most of the duration of its existence. At the George Washington University School of Medicine, he served for several years as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. Dr. Lee serves on the medical staffs at Doctors Community Hospital (Lanham, Maryland) and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (Rockville, Maryland). He maintains a presence in Northern Virginia. He currently staffs neurosurgery offices in Lanham and Chevy Chase.

Dr. Lee, 63, is a sixth-generation native of Augusta, Georgia. While a senior at Princeton he was named a national finalist in the U.S. Rhodes Scholarship competition. He has served on the board of directors of the YMCA of Loudoun County, and of Mercy Medical Airlift, and he has been a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of Metropolitan Washington Mensa, and has been a member of Mensa of Boston. He has worked in the past for CBS Television News during the Democratic National Convention and the November election night broadcast, and for CBS Television Sports for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta. He traveled in 2014 to Rwanda with colleagues from Harvard Medical School's Partners In Health – Rwanda, to see old and new African hospitals and clinics and to exchange ideas. In his spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys computers, electronics, telemetry, photography, aviation, playing the piano, church activities, weight-lifting, and Russian Red Army Special Forces kettlebell training. He is an instrument-rated pilot, with complex single-engine aircraft endorsement. He ran the Boston Marathon in 2014 and 2015, to raise money for the care of pediatric patients at one of his old teaching hospitals, Boston Children's Hospital. In 2016 and 2017, he ran the Boston Marathon again, to raise money for the Massachusetts General Hospital's new Emergency Response Team. Dr. Lee has completed 36 marathons since 1999. He plans to run 2 remaining ones in 2017, plus in Baltimore, the Nun Run.