Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is Associate Medical Director of Practice Transformation at MemorialCare Medical Foundation and Director of Health Policy at the Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program.
A graduate of the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University, he worked for a non-governmental organization in post-war rural northern El Salvador providing clinical support for local physicians, organizing public health projects, and growing his hair long before returning stateside for medical school at the University of Southern California and family medicine residency training at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Prior to returning to MemorialCare, he worked at community health centers in southern California and Boston, where he earned his Masters of Public Health at Harvard University with an emphasis in Health Policy and Management.
As Associate Medical Director of Practice Transformation at MemorialCare Medical Foundation, Dr. Lee is responsible for leading implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model in practice locations from Long Beach to San Clemente. As Director of Health Policy, his role is to educate residents and medical students about the policy world that lives “upstream” from the world of patient care and how to integrate this understanding into clinical practice so that the health and well-being of patients and communities are primary.
He is active in physician leadership serving as 2015-2016 President of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and as a member of Family Medicine for America’s Health Core Tactic Team on Practice Transformation.
Dr. Lee is board-certified in Family Medicine and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UC Irvine School of Medicine.