May M Lee, MD

Title(s)Clinical Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address2020 Zonal Ave, IRD 733
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-7899-0401 Additional info
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    Other Positions
    Title(s)Program Director, PCCSM

    Title(s)Director of the ICU at the LAC+USC Medical Center

    Title(s)Assistant Dean of Continuing Medical Education


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    Wesleyan University, Middletown, CTBA05/1992Sociology
    SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NYMD05/2003Doctor of Medicine
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAMHA05/2024Masters of Health Administration
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    SUNY at Stony Brook2000  - 2003Arthur Berken Fellow
    Neurobiology Assembly, American Thoracic Society2009  - 2009Highlighted Abstract
    American Thoracic Society2009  - 2009Travel Award Winner
    Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Southern California/LAC+USC2020  - 2020Teacher of the Year
    Los Angeles Business Journal2021  - 20212021 LAs Top Doctors
    Los Angeles Business Journal2023  - 2023Leaders of Influence: LAs Top Doctors 2023
    American College of Chest Physicians 2023  - 2023Women Leaders in Chest Medicine Honoree
    Journal of Graduate Medical Education2023  - 20232023 Outstanding Reviewer
    Association of University Programs in Health Administration2023  - 2023Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society

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    Dr. Lee earned her medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in New York. She then went on to complete her residency training in Internal Medicine followed by Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training as well as a Post-Doctoral Research program at the University of Chicago. She is currently the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program at USC. She is active nationally in PCCM society committees, working on curriculum building and educational programming. Dr. Lee’s clinical interests are in critical care medicine as well as medical education.

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    1. Beyond the Individual: A Multidisciplinary Model for Critical Thinking in the Intensive Care Unit. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2024; 15:409-417. Jagpal SK, Alismail A, Lin E, Blackwell L, Ahmed N, Lee MM, Chiarchiaro J. PMID: 38764787; PMCID: PMC11102104.
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    2. Putting the "Whole" in Holistic Review. ATS Sch. 2023 Dec; 4(4):393-395. Bagavathy K, Lee MM. PMID: 38196690; PMCID: PMC10773272.
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    3. Kolb Meets Quality: Applying Learning Theory to a Process Improvement and Safety Curriculum. ATS Sch. 2023 Dec; 4(4):431-440. Lee MM, Kumar SI. PMID: 38196692; PMCID: PMC10773268.
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    4. The Virtual Interview Experience: Perspectives of Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Applicants. ATS Sch. 2022 Mar; 3(1):76-86. Allam JS, Burkart KM, Çoruh B, Lee M, Hinkle L, Kreider M, Tatem G, Witt C, Ashton RW, Huie T, Moulton B, Awerbuch E, Bosslet GT. PMID: 35633994; PMCID: PMC9132101.
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    5. COVID-19: Highlighting Health Disparities in the Los Angeles Latinx Community. Clin Med Res. 2021 12; 19(4):161-168. Casillas E, Wu G, Iantorno S, Ning WV, Choi J, Chan P, Lee MM. PMID: 34933948; PMCID: PMC8691427.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Evaluation of Time-Limited Trials Among Critically Ill Patients With Advanced Medical Illnesses and Reduction of Nonbeneficial ICU Treatments. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 06 01; 181(6):786-794. Chang DW, Neville TH, Parrish J, Ewing L, Rico C, Jara L, Sim D, Tseng CH, van Zyl C, Storms AD, Kamangar N, Liebler JM, Lee MM, Yee HF. PMID: 33843946; PMCID: PMC8042568.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Development of a National Academic Boot Camp to Improve Fellowship Readiness. ATS Sch. 2020 Dec 22; 2(1):49-65. Drake MG, Shah NG, Lee M, Brady A, Connors GR, Clark BJ, Kritek PA, McCallister JW, Burkart KM, Pedraza I, Jamieson D, Ingram JL, Lynch L, Makani SS, Siegel-Gasiewski J, Larsson EM, Zemanick ET, Liptzin DR, Good R, Crotty Alexander LE. PMID: 33870323; PMCID: PMC8043273.
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    8. Updated guidance on the management of COVID-19: from an American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society coordinated International Task Force (29 July 2020). Eur Respir Rev. 2020 Sep 30; 29(157). Bai C, Chotirmall SH, Rello J, Alba GA, Ginns LC, Krishnan JA, Rogers R, Bendstrup E, Burgel PR, Chalmers JD, Chua A, Crothers KA, Duggal A, Kim YW, Laffey JG, Luna CM, Niederman MS, Raghu G, Ramirez JA, Riera J, Roca O, Tamae-Kakazu M, Torres A, Watkins RR, Barrecheguren M, Belliato M, Chami HA, Chen R, Cortes-Puentes GA, Delacruz C, Hayes MM, Heunks LMA, Holets SR, Hough CL, Jagpal S, Jeon K, Johkoh T, Lee MM, Liebler J, McElvaney GN, Moskowitz A, Oeckler RA, Ojanguren I, O'Regan A, Pletz MW, Rhee CK, Schultz MJ, Storti E, Strange C, Thomson CC, Torriani FJ, Wang X, Wuyts W, Xu T, Yang D, Zhang Z, Wilson KC. PMID: 33020069; PMCID: PMC7537943.
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    9. Communication Training in Adult and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. A Systematic Review. ATS Sch. 2020 Jul 14; 1(3):316-330. Mendez MP, Patel H, Talan J, Doering M, Chiarchiaro J, Sternschein RM, Steinbach TC, O'Toole J, Sankari A, McCallister JW, Lee MM, Carlos WG, Lyons PG. PMID: 33870298; PMCID: PMC8043309.
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    10. The effect of using vitamin c, hydrocortisone and thiamine triple therapy in the treatment of septic shock - a randomized clinical trial - pilot study. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. 2020; 109-118. Ronaghi R, Fan K, Rees J, Baghdasaryan P, Tang J, Quinn A, Spieling S, Lee M, Baydur A.
    11. Feasibility of a Critical Care Ultrasound Curriculum Delivered Through Facebook. Cureus. 2019 Dec 11; 11(12):e6349. Li S, Lee-Chang A, Yaghmour B, Khan R, Lieber J, Lee MM. PMID: 31938635; PMCID: PMC6952036.
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    12. Time-Limited Trials Among Critically Ill Patients With Advanced Medical Illnesses to Reduce Nonbeneficial Intensive Care Unit Treatments: Protocol for a Multicenter Quality Improvement Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Nov 25; 8(11):e16301. Chang D, Parrish J, Kamangar N, Liebler J, Lee M, Neville T. PMID: 31763988; PMCID: PMC6902129.
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    13. Trainee’s perceptions and practices on social media at one internal medicine program and its potential uses in graduate medical education. MedEdPublish. 2019; 2(8). Lee M, Fung C. View Publication.
    14. Potential impact of a bedside procedure service on training procedurally competent hospitalists in a community-based residency program. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2016; 6(3):31054. Montuno A, Hunt BR, Lee MM. PMID: 27406445; PMCID: PMC4942516.
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    15. Intermittent hypoxia-induced endothelial barrier dysfunction requires ROS-dependent MAP kinase activation. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2014 Apr 15; 306(8):C745-52. Makarenko VV, Usatyuk PV, Yuan G, Lee MM, Nanduri J, Natarajan V, Kumar GK, Prabhakar NR. PMID: 24477234; PMCID: PMC3989715.
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    16. Medical students' perceptions of racial diversity and gender equality. Med Educ. 2006 Jul; 40(7):691-6. Lee M, Coulehan JL. PMID: 16836543.
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