About

Korean American Medical Association

Member Biography

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Immediate Past President

Jennifer I. Lee, MD, FACP FHM

Dr. Lee is a board member for the Korean American Medical Association. She served on the executive committee member for the Seoul 2021 and Los Angeles 2022 conventions. She is the 2023 KAMA president.

Jennifer I. Lee, MD is Assistant Dean for Program Development and Operations, Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Weill Department of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and an academic hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She earned her M.D. degree from State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and completed her combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Lee’s research interests include reducing readmissions and improving multidisciplinary patient care and care transitions. Her passion is working with students, trainees and junior faculty in systems improvement, building a pathway for promotion through academic quality improvement initiatives. In 2016, she spearheaded the development of the institution-wide advanced QI Academy for faculty to achieve academic scholarship through the design and implementation of high impact, sustainable projects aimed at improving clinical care.

Nationally, she was awarded the American Association of Medical College’s Learning Health Systems Research award in 2014. She serves as core faculty and coach in the American College of Physician’s Center for Quality and is a member of the Hospital Quality and Patient Safety committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine. Internationally she is adjunct professor at Yonsei University Hospital and has held QI workshops for trainees and faculty in Seoul, Korea and Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Lee is a board member for the Korean American Medical Association. She served on the executive committee member for the Seoul 2021 and Los Angeles 2022 conventions. She is the 2023 KAMA president.