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Min Kyeong Lee, DMD, DMSc

Associate Professor



Building & Room:



College of Dentistry 801 S. Paulina Street, M/C 841, IL 60612


Dr. Min Kyeong “Irene” Lee is an Associate Professor at UIC Department of Orthodontics. She received her dental and orthodontic trainings at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lee was the recipient of the Harvard University Presidential Scholarship from 2010 to 2014, which provided full tuition support for her DMSc in oral biology and orthodontics residency programs. Dr. Lee is a big data analytics researcher with an interest in examining hospital-related outcomes using nationwide datasets such as the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and Nationwide Emergency Department datasets. Following her residency training, she completed a clinical fellowship in Craniofacial and Special Needs Orthodontics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and was the recipient of the American Association of Orthodontists Craniofacial Anomalies and Special Care Training Award in 2016.

Scholarly interests

Big data analytics and cleft and craniofacial clinical outcomes research.

Selected Publications


  • Allareddy V, Rampa S, Venugopalan SR, Elnagar MH, Lee MK, Oubaidin M, Yadav S. Blockchain technology and federated machine learning for collaborative initiatives in orthodontics and craniofacial health. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2023 Dec;26 Suppl 1:118-123. doi: 10.1111/ocr.12662. Epub 2023 Apr 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 37036565.
  • Allareddy V, Oubaidin M, Rampa S, Venugopalan SR, Elnagar MH, Yadav S, Lee MK. Call for algorithmic fairness to mitigate amplification of racial biases in artificial intelligence models used in orthodontics and craniofacial health. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2023 Oct 17;. doi: 10.1111/ocr.12721. Review. PubMed PMID: 37846615.
  • Park M, Allareddy V, Atsawasuwan P, Lee MK, Lee KC. Consideration of root position in virtual tooth setup for extraction treatment: A comparative study of simulated and actual treatment results. Korean J Orthod. 2023 Jan 25;53(1):26-34. doi: 10.4041/kjod22.105. PubMed PMID: 36696957; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9877363.
  • Allareddy V, Lee M, Vaid NR, Yadav S. Use of Neural Network model to examine post-operative infections following orthognathic surgeries in the United States. Seminars in Orthodontics. 2021 June; 27(2):130-137.
  • Abramowicz S, Allareddy V, Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Rampa S, Allareddy V. Hospital-Based Emergency Department Visits With Pediatric Burns: Characteristics and Outcomes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Aug;36(8):393-396. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001699. PubMed PMID: 30624417.
  • Abramowicz S, Allareddy V, Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Rampa S, Allareddy V. Hospital-Based Emergency Department Visits With Pediatric Burns: Characteristics and Outcomes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Aug;36(8):393-396.
  • Allareddy V, Rengasamy Venugopalan S, Nalliah RP, Caplin JL, Lee MK, Allareddy V. Orthodontics in the era of big data analytics. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2019 May;22 Suppl 1:8-13.
  • Lee MK, Yen SL, Allareddy V. Hospitalization Outcomes of Cleft Lip Repair in Neonates Across the United States. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 Apr;55(4):528-535.
  • Abramowicz S, Allareddy V, Rampa S, Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Allareddy V. Facial Fractures in Patients with Firearm Injuries: Profile and Outcomes. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Oct;75(10):2170-2176.
  • Lee MK, Lane C, Azeredo F, Landsberger M, Kapadia H, Sheller B, Yen SL. Clinical effectiveness of late maxillary protraction in cleft lip and palate: a methods paper. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2017 Jun;20 Suppl 1:129-133.
  • Abramowicz S, Rampa S, Allareddy V, Lee MK. The Burden of Facial Cellulitis Leading to Inpatient Hospitalization. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Aug;75(8):1656-1667.
  • Allareddy V, Rampa S, Anamali S, Lee MK, Allareddy V, Nalliah RP. Obesity and its association with comorbidities and hospital charges among patients hospitalized for dental conditions. J Investig Clin Dent. 2016 Aug;7(3):314-21.
  • Prakasam S, Stein K, Lee MK, Rampa S, Nalliah R, Allareddy V, Allareddy V. Prevalence and predictors of complications following facial reconstruction procedures. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Jun;45(6):735-42.

Book chapter:

  • Elnagar MH, Gajendrareddy P, Lee MK, Allareddy V. Artificial Intelligence and Orthodontic Practice – the Future Unveiled. Book Chapter in Integrated Clinical Orthodontics, 2e. Edited by Vinod Krishnan and Anne Marie. Joh Wiley and Sons, Oxford, UK. In-Press.

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