Susan Y. Lee, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at Stony Brook’s Renaissance School of Medicine, is an inaugural winner of the INSPIRE Award from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). She received the award — along with her colleague Dr. Ankita Sagar from the Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra/Northwell Health — for starting a Women in Medicine Series for the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Lee is also governor of the ACP New York Chapter.
The AMWA Leadership Council established the INSPIRE Awards to recognize women physicians who personally and/or professionally provide inspiration to other physicians or students through expert and compassionate patient-oriented medical care, or through mentorship, or service to the community. INSPIRE recipients were nominated by their peers, or their students, and selected by AMWA leaders. A total of eight accomplished women physicians who exemplify the highest values in vision, integrity, service, and collaboration in medicine received the award.
Dr. Lee is an internist and medical director of Stony Brook Primary Care, an accredited Patient Centered Medical Home. She received her MD from New York University School of Medicine and completed post-doctoral training at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center.