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Dr. Lee Appointed to Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety in the Weill Department of Medicine

Dr. Jennifer I. Lee has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety in the Weill Department of Medicine. Dr. Lee will continue to foster collaborative efforts to ensure high quality, high value care delivery for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Jennifer LeeDr. Jennifer I. Lee

An Associate Professor of Medicine and a hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Dr. Lee had served as the Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Officer for the department, working collaboratively with the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Division of Quality and Patient Safety, Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization QPS, and Weill Department of Medicine. She designed and co-chairs the Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) committee and spearheaded the launch of the Quality Improvement Poster sessions, which highlights WDM faculty and resident QI projects.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lee earned her M.D. degree from the 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. Her research interests include reducing readmissions and improving multidisciplinary patient care and care transitions. Dr. Lee's work has been published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine and Academic Medicine, and she co-authored a white paper on the role of the hospitalist in care transitions with the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians.