The Department of Medicine is thrilled to announce two outstanding NYACP leadership achievements for Susan Y. Lee, M.D., FACP, Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Lee is a passionate and dedicated Stony Brook primary care internist who hosts a distinguished list of accolades, including:
- Medical Director, Stony Brook Primary Care at East Setauket
- Lead Physician for PCMH (Patient Centered Medical Home) and Ambulatory QI programs
- Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
- Governor for the American College of Physicians, New York Chapter-District 3
We're honored to showcase these two recent announcements for Dr. Lee.
2021 Laureate Award Winner
Dr. Lee has been selected as a 2021 Laureate Award Recipient from the NYACP (The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians.) The Laureate Award honors members of the American College of Physicians who exhibit, through their professional leadership, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research in service to colleagues and the community.
The 2021 Laureate Award will be presented during a virtual reception on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
Governor - Long Island Region, NYACP
Dr. Lee was also recently appointed Governor, Long Island region, NYACP, and we proudly share part of Dr. Lee's statement in the NYACP announcement:
"I am honored to serve as Governor of the Long Island region. Our region covers a lot of territories, including Suffolk and Nassau county along with many health systems and community practices. In the 23 years that I have practiced on Long Island, I have experienced the challenges resulting from the increase in our geriatric patient population as well as the decreasing number of practicing primary care physicians and geriatricians. The future of medicine is at a turning point as we incorporate technology and deal with increasing insurance and government regulations. The time is now for all physicians to be involved in how we want the future of healthcare to be structured. The American College of Physicians represents all internists (including future internists in medical school) regardless of specialty. During this pandemic, I have witnessed the courage of my colleagues who have been at the frontline caring for patients with COVID-19 and continuing to keep their offices open during the restrictions. Just like my predecessor, Maria Carney, I will continue advocating for our members and patients."
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lee on these two outstanding achievements within this well-respected national organization of internists. We also thank her for her exceptional contributions to her division, our department, and our institution, and wish her well in her future endeavors.