Katherine Lee, MD, MSPH

Second Year

What are your career goals?

To be an excellent outpatient and inpatient family medicine physician, to advance the health of underserved populations, and to reshape health care systems to better serve their patients.

What drew you to the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program?

Duke Family Medicine is committed to advancing community health and integrates this commitment into its residency training through curriculum, faculty role models, and opportunities to learn about and serve the Durham community. Duke Family Medicine gives residents time to pursue interests and growth opportunities outside of standard clinical rotations. This flexibility aims to foster future leaders in health care and enables residents to prepare for their unique career paths.

What strengths or skills do you have that could be of benefit to the community?

An understanding of health policy and how health care systems work, training in public health, Spanish language skills, and quality improvement experience

What are you passionate about?

High-quality care for underserved communities, women’s health, health system improvement, and effective health policy.

What are your hobbies?

Exploring North Carolina trails, running, baking and eating pies, playing the saxophone, and catching live performances in the area.

What did you want to be as a child?

An author.

What has been the best part of living in the Durham/Triangle community?

Visiting state parks both in the Triangle and around the state.

Name something interesting few people know about you.

I am a big fan of musicals, but because I can neither sing nor act, the closest I got to being in a musical was in my high school’s pit orchestra for Thoroughly Modern Millie. It was a dream come true.

Education and Training

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Medical Education-MD)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Graduate-MSPH)

Emory University (Undergraduate)