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Hero of Family Medicine

Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, 2018 Recipient

 

This award goes to a CAFP member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for patients, colleagues and the family medicine specialty. The 2018 Hero of Family Medicine Award was presented at the All Member Advocacy Meeting, March 11, 2018 in Sacramento.

 

Michelle Quiogue said, “I have the honor of announcing this year’s Hero of Family Medicine award winner. This award goes to a CAFP member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for patients, colleagues and the family medicine specialty. This year’s winner of the California Academy of Family Physicians’ 2018 Hero of Family Medicine Award is Jay Lee!”

 

It seems only appropriate that on the 10th anniversary of this award, it go to someone who has been such an integral part of CAFP advocacy for a decade straight. Aside from being the Godfather of the Family Medicine Revolution, #FMRevolution, Dr. Lee has served as CAFP President, a CAFP Board member, New Physician Director, Secretary-Treasurer, Speaker, legislative Key Contact, member of the Legislative Affairs Committee, the Audit Committee, the Medical Student and Resident Affairs Committee, the Member Engagement Committee and the Workforce Taskforce.

 

His new roles as Chief Medical Officer at the Venice Family Clinic and Chair of the Family Physicians Political Action Committee means his advocacy isn’t going to stop anytime soon. From local events, to legislator visits here at the State Capitol, to press conferences in front of the U.S. Capitol, Dr. Lee never stops fighting for patients and family medicine. His efforts to grow and strengthen the family physician community through education, advocacy and leadership make him a true family medicine champion. Dr. Lee often says “force is mass times acceleration; and the Family Medicine Revolution is the mass of all of us advocates times amplification.” We challenge all of you to use that amplification right now and raise your voices for YOUR 2018 Hero of Family Medicine, Jay Lee.

From the Venice Clinic site when he became the Medical Director.
From AAFP on Facebook.


Past Recipients

    2017: Tim Munzing, MD
2016: Lauren Simon, MD, MPH 2015: Ashby Wolfe, MD, MPH, MPP 2014: Jeremy Fish, MD
2013: Catherine Forest, MD 2012: Eric Ramos, MD 2011: Walt Mills, MD and
Lyman "Bo" Greaves, MD
2010: Patricia Samuelson, MD 2009: Carla Kakutani, MD 2008: James T. Hay, MD