Sei Lee, M.D., M.A.S.

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Sei Lee, M.D., M.A.S., is a professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Senior Scholar for the San Francisco Veterans Affairs (VA) Quality Scholars fellowship. Dr. Lee also chairs the American Geriatrics Society Quality and Performance Measurement Committee. He is a geriatrician and palliative care physician and has cared for patients in the clinic, hospital, and nursing home settings.

Dr. Lee’s research career has focused on individualizing prevention in older adults, optimizing diabetes care in nursing home residents and dementia. His research has been supported by foundations, the National Institutes of Health, and VA Health Services Research and Development. His work has been cited in guidelines developed by the American Geriatrics Society, Society of General Internal Medicine, and the VA/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines Workgroup. He is the 2017 recipient of the Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation from the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Lee received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Chicago and an M.D. from the University of Illinois. He completed a residency in primary care internal medicine and geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. He also received his Master’s in clinical research from the University of California, San Francisco, as well as completing a 2-year fellowship in healthcare quality improvement from the San Francisco VA.

Dr. Lee joined the US Preventive Services Task Force in January 2024.