KJ Lee, MD

KJ Lee, MD

KJ Lee, MD, a clinician, educator, innovator, author, and health policy advisor, graduated from Harvard and Columbia Universities. He completed his residency at Harvard Medical School in 1970, and now is on the Yale clinical faculty and is Chief of Otolaryngology at the Hospital of St. Raphael, in New Haven, CT. He has also served as president of the Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) Centurions.

Well known for his knowledge of health policy, health information technology, and the business of medicine, Dr. Lee has published several textbooks and numerous articles, including Essential Otolaryngology, currently in its 9th edition and translated into many languages. He has advised U.S. presidential candidates and Members of Congress on health policy; and in 2004 sponsored the Bipartisan Presidential Health Care Summit in conjunction with the Center for Congressional Studies, International Institute for Health Promotion, American University in Washington, DC. He has designed a “more user-friendly” interface for electronic medical records to improve health and efficiency and monitor Pay for Performance.

A long time AAO-HNSF member, he has served on the Academy Board of Directors as director-at-large, Treasurer, president, coordinator of international affairs, and International editor of the Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery journal. Dr. Lee is being recognized for his many contributions to otolaryngology and his experienced leadership in the Academy.