Congratulations to Dr. Allison Lee on her induction to the VP&S Academy of Community & Public Service

February 26, 2020
Dr. Lee poses with Dean Goldman
Dr. Allison Lee and Dean Lee Goldman at the induction ceremony.

Dr. Allison Lee joins 21 distinguished faculty from the medical center as a member of the inaugural class of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) Academy of Community & Public Service (ACPS).

“We created the Academy of Community and Public Service as a way to formally recognize faculty who have dedicated themselves to this important aspect of our mission,” said Lee Goldman, MD, Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine. “In addition, members of the academy will serve as a corps of advisors and mentors who can support other faculty across the organization who have an interest in community service.”

Dr. Lee, Associate Professor and obstetric anesthesiologist, grew up and had her initial medical training on the island of Jamaica.  To give back to that community, in 2008 she founded the nonprofit Medics On A Mission, Inc., which conducts annual mission trips to rural Jamaica.  Volunteer clinicians for Medics on a Mission, recruited by Dr. Lee, perform urologic surgeries and teach regional anesthesia workshops for local physicians.  Closer to home, she has mentored minority and disadvantaged college and high school students in the Northeast Regional MedPrep and State Pre-College Enrichment Programs since 2018.

The ACPS is one of several VP&S academies that recognize the contributions of educators and clinicians. VP&S is the first medical school in the country to establish an academy for community and public service.