Jihae Lee

Jihae Lee
MD

Jihae Lee MD

UBMD Internal Medicine

Specialties

Geriatric Medicine; Internal Medicine; Palliative Medicine

Hospital-based provider only
 

Professional Summary:

Dr. Jihae Lee is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Buffalo in the Department of Geriatric and Palliative Care. Her primary clinical responsibilities are providing Inpatient Geriatric Consultation Service at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). She performs comprehensive geriatric assessments and assist with the identification and management of geriatric syndromes including cognitive impairment, delirium, frailty, malnutrition, functional decline, falls, polypharmacy. She also works in collaboration with the Inpatient Palliative Care Consultative Team to explore goals of care and what matters most to our hospitalized older adults.

Her passions lie in the intersection between Geriatrics and Palliative Care and effectively communicating serious illness to older adults. She is also a strong advocate for systems change to provide quality and holistic care for hospitalized older adults. With her lead, ECMC has become an avid participant in the ‘Age-Friendly Health Initiative’ founded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and John A. Hartford Foundation.

Specialties:

Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine

Additional Languages:

Intermediate Korean

Physician Gender:

Female



Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, ABIM - Geriatric Medicine
  • Board Certification, ABIM - Internal Medicine

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Irving Medical Center (2020)
  • Fellowship, Geriatrics, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (2018)
  • MD, Medicine, St. George‘s University, Magna Cum Laude (2015)
  • BS, Biology and Psychology, McMaster University (2010)

Awards and Honors:

  • Magna Cum Laude (2015)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee (2014)
  • Iota Epsilon Alpha - International Honor Medical Society Inductee (2012)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician’s research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.


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