Jihae Lee MD

Jihae Lee

Jihae Lee
MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Geriatric Medicine; Internal Medicine; Palliative Medicine

Contact Information
462 Grider Street
DK Miller Building 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 7168986240
jlee292@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

Dr. Jihae Lee is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Buffalo in the Department of Geriatric and Palliative Care. Her primary clinical responsibilities are providing Inpatient Geriatric Consultation Service at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). She performs comprehensive geriatric assessments and assist with the identification and management of geriatric syndromes including cognitive impairment, delirium, frailty, malnutrition, functional decline, falls, polypharmacy. She also works in collaboration with the Inpatient Palliative Care Consultative Team to explore goals of care and what matters most to our hospitalized older adults.

Her passions lie in the intersection between Geriatrics and Palliative Care and effectively communicating serious illness to older adults. She is also a strong advocate for systems change to provide quality and holistic care for hospitalized older adults. With her lead, ECMC has become an avid participant in the ‘Age-Friendly Health Initiative’ founded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and John A. Hartford Foundation.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Irving Medical Center (2020)
  • Fellowship, Geriatrics, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (2018)
  • MD, Medicine, St. George‘s University, Magna Cum Laude (2015)
  • BS, Biology and Psychology, McMaster University (2010)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Buffalo (2020-present)
  • Research Assistant, Eating Disorders Clinic, McMaster Children‘s Hospital, Canada (2009–2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, McMaster University, McMaster University, Canada (2007–2010)

Awards and Honors:

  • Magna Cum Laude (2015)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee (2014)
  • Iota Epsilon Alpha - International Honor Medical Society Inductee (2012)


Journal Articles:

  • Stefan Flores, MD; Liliya Abrukin, MD, MPH; Lynn Jiang, MD; Lauren Titone, MD; Tsion Firew, MD, MPH; Jihae Lee, MD; Nicholas Gavin, MD, MBA, MS; Marie-Laure Romney, MD, MBA; Shunichi Nakagawa, MD; and Bernard P. Chang, MD, PhD. Novel Use of Telepalliative Care in a New York City Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 59(5).
  • Jihae Lee, MD; Liliya Abrukin, MD, MPH; Stefan Flores, MD; Nicholas Gavin, MD, MBA, MS; Marie-Laure Romney, MD, MBA; Craig D. Blinderman, MD, MA1; Shunichi Nakagawa, MD. Early Intervention of Palliative Care in the Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2020; 180(9).
  • He Sun MD; Jihae Lee MD; Benjamin J. Meyer BA; Ellen L. Myers BA; Mia S. Nishikawa BA; Jonah L. Tischler BA; Craig D. Blinderman MD, MA. Characteristics and Palliative Care Needs of COVID-19 Patients Receiving Comfort-Directed Care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2020; 68(6).
  • Felix Reyes MD; Navneet Singh MD; Nigar Anjuman-Khurram MD; Jihae Lee MD; Lillian Chow MD. Strongyloides Hyperinfection Syndrome causing fatal meningitis and septicaemia by Citrobacter koseri. ID Cases. 2017; 10.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Member (2020–present)
  • American Geriatrics Society Member (2018–present)
  • American College of Physicians Member (2015–present)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Member (2014–present)
  • Iota Epsilon Alpha - International Honor Medical Society Member (2012–present)

Presentations:

  • "Introducing the 5Ms of Geriatrics" CME Saturday Presentation, Catholic Health System (2021)
  • "Early Intervention of Palliative Care in the Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic" K-BioX Online Research Presentation, K-BioX (2020)
  • "Early Intervention of Palliative Care in the Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic" Biological Research Information Center (BRIC), Virtual Interview (2020)
  • "Impact of Palliative Care Involvement in ORICU during the COVID-19 Pandemic" Metropolitan Area Geratrics Society (MAGS) Fellow’s Annual Research Day, Top 10 Abstract and Oral presentation (2020)
  • "A Quality Improvement Study of Geriatric Patients on Warfarin and Eligibility for Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) Therapy" Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society (MAGS) Fellow’s Annual Research Day, Top 3 Abstract and Oral presentation (2019)
  • "The Palliative Care Champions Program: A Survey Study of a Palliative Care Training Curriculum for Social Workers and Nurses" Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society (MAGS) Fellow’s Annual Research Day, Poster presentation (2019)
  • "A Quality Improvement Study of Geriatric Patients on Warfarin and Eligibility for Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) Therapy" Weill Cornell Medicine Quality Improvement Poster Session, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center (2019)
  • "The Palliative Care Champions Program: A Survey Study of a Palliative Care Training Curriculum for Social Workers and Nurses" American Geriatrics Society (AGS), New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center, Presidential Poster (2019)
  • "Chaledonium Najus Intoxication: A Rare Cause of Hepatotoxicity" National Annual ACP Meeting, SUNY Downstate, Poster presentation (2018)
  • "Chaledonium Najus Intoxication: A Rare Cause of Hepatotoxicity" New York Chapter ACP Annual Scientific Meeting, SUNY Downstate, Poster presentation (2018)
  • "Strongyloides Hyperinfection Syndrome causing fatal meningitis and septicaemia by Citrobacter koseri" American Thoracic Society, SUNY Downstate, Poster presentation (2017)
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Contact Information

462 Grider Street
DK Miller Building 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 7168986240
jlee292@buffalo.edu

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