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Meet The Board Series: Patrick Lee, MD, PhD, Strategic Planning Council Member

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 4, 2018
Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2018




Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!


Our next feature of this series is Dr. Patrick Lee, who serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Council for the 2018-2019 administrative year!


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My name is Patrick Lee, and I am currently a General Surgery resident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I entered the M.D./Ph.D program at UW after graduation where I first became involved in SNMA. I sought to become a physician scientist to help bridge the gap between medical research and clinical practice. I completed my PhD in 2014 and completed my MD in 2016.  During my time in medical and graduate school, I was involved with SNMA. I was first an Academic Affairs co-chair and External Affairs co-chair for two years, before being elected as Chair of the Board of Directors.  Being Chair was an enlightening and remarkable experience, one that I will forever cherish. Following graduation, I started a general surgery residency, of which I am in my second year. Training in surgery is challenging because you learn to manage medical issues, while simultaneously becoming a technically sound surgeon. It takes time and dedication, but I love doing what I do. When I finish training, I hope to be a Trauma and Critical Care surgeon.  During my time in training and when completed, I hope also to continue to meet and mentor medical students.  In the free time I have, I enjoy playing basketball, biking, tennis and golf to try and stay active.  I also enjoy cooking and playing the piano and saxophone. 


This post marks the end of our Meet The Board Series! We hope that you enjoyed learning more about the leaders on our Board of Directors! And remember, make sure to visit us at to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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