Dr. Lee is a native Virginian who grew up in Virginia Beach. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in economics. He received his MD degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1994 and completed his pediatric residency at VCU Health System in 1997. Afterward, he served as chief resident before leaving the comforts of VCU.
Dr. Lee has worked as an office practitioner and a pediatric emergency room physician at CJW Medical Center. In 2007, he started the pediatric hospitalist program at CJW Medical Center. In September 2011, he made the transition to academic medicine by accepting the director of pediatric hospital medicine position at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) where he has been ever since. He also serves as the co-director of the M3 Pediatric Clerkship and program director of pediatric hospital medicine fellowship. CHoR has the only pediatric hospital medicine fellowship in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and he has been instrumental in its inception. In 2015 Dr. Lee received the Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation from the Society of Hospital Medicine. The SFHM designation gives hospitalists the opportunity to be recognized for their work and commitment to the practice of hospital medicine and the patients they serve.
Dr. Lee is actively involved with the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), COMSEP, a national organization for pediatric medical educators, and AAP Section on Hospital Medicine. Since 2019, Dr. Lee has been a member of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Subboard in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and was instrumental in the creation of the first PHM Board Certification Examination. Also in 2019, he has been a member of the NBME/COMSEP Pediatrics Subject Exam Item Writing and Review Group, responsible for the development of exam questions for the Pediatric Shelf Exam.
Dr. Lee serves on the National Board of Medical Examiner Pediatrics Subject Exam Item Writing and Review Group. He is one of 15 pediatric clerkship directors selected from across the US to create and review item writing to generate new content for testing on the third-year medical student’s Pediatrics Subject Exam.
Honors and Awards: Induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, faculty inductee (2020), Best Bedside Manner Award (2019), Irby-James Award for excellence in Clinical Teaching (2015), Richmond Magazine Top Docs (2012-present), Outstanding Teaching Award, Pediatric Clerkship (2012), VCUHS Physician Champion (2013), Best Teacher Award, Pediatric Clerkship (2013).