Susan Y. Lee, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook, is a first-time winner of the INSPIRE Award from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). She accepted the award – together with her colleague Dr. Ankita Sagar out the Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra / Northwell Health – for the start of a Women in Medicine Series for the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Lee is also the governor of the ACP New York Chapter.
The AMWA Leadership Council launched the INSPIRE Awards to honor doctors who inspire other doctors or students personally and / or professionally through expert and sensitive patient-oriented medical care or through mentoring or community service. INSPIRE recipients were nominated by their colleagues or students and selected by AMWA executives. A total of eight accomplished doctors who embody the highest values in vision, integrity, service and cooperation in medicine received the award.
Dr. Lee is an internist and medical director of Stony Brook Primary Care, an accredited patient center. She received her PhD from New York University School of Medicine and completed postdoctoral training at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center.