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MICHELLE LEE MD   |   NEW YORK DOCTOR WRITER

I'm a NYC doctor-writer with a medical degree from Cornell.  Over the last 10 years, I've written science, health, intersectional diversity, NYC food and culture articles including for Washington Post, New York Magazine, NBC, Stat News, Zagat, Eater, SalonLife & Thyme, Infatuation & KevinMD.  I've published & given talks about my experiences as a first-year medicine doctor on NYC's COVID-19 frontline,

I'm a first-generation doctor raised by immigrants in NYC.  My advocacy work has been featured on Associated Press, Now This News & PBS (watch below), where I speak about AAPI community & healthcare worker mental health.  I encouraged COVID vaccination & raised awareness of barriers faced by elderly & immigrant communities on East Side Stories.  After the fatal 2021 Atlanta shootings, I organized USA's First White Coat Rally for the AAPI community, where I spoke to >1,000 people at NYC's largest peaceful AAPI rally on the same stage as NY Senator Chuck Schumer, Presidential Candidate Andrew YangBLM activist Nupol Kizaolu.

I've led diversity lectures/discussions at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Mercer School of Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital & FIGS, a public US company.  I was recognized by Cornell Medical College's Pioneer in Diversity Award in 2022.  I was also quoted/featured in Time, NPR, Gothamist, Associated Press, Now This News, New York Presbyterian Health MattersNBC, ABC, Voice of AmericaKTLA, and more. 

Contact me for writing collabs or speaking engagements on:

Medicine, Writing, Health, Science, Narrative Medicine, Community Advocacy, Mental Health, COVID-19, Diversity, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community, Education, Journalism, Social Justice, Food & Culture, NYC

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SELECTED PUBLISHED NEWS ARTICLES

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Reflections From a First-Year Doctor in NYC COVID  

COLUMBIA SYNAPSIS HEALTH HUMANITIES Personal Narrative Medicine Article, NYC

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COVID Persists, Ktown Adapts

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Ten Ktown Restaurants, NYC

Interviews & Article

Six Things You Can Do Today to Help the AAPI Community

NBC News

Dr. Russell Jeung, cofounder of StopAAPIHate.org 

Interview & Article

COVID Doc Interviews Family Feeding Healthcare Workers

ZAGAT STORIES 

Thai Sliders, NYC

Interviews & Article

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Manhattan's Sizzling Korean Barbecue Houses

EATER

Cote, Jongro, K-Town, NYC

Interviews & Article

Light at the End of COVID Tunnel for NYC Restaurants?

SALON & CIVIL EATS

NYC Council Member Keith Powers, Andrew Rigie NYC Hospitality, Antwoin Guiterrez, Simon Kim, Kevin Heald, NYC

Interviews & Article

From Pandemic to Protests: How Food Businesses Are Responding

BON APPÉTIT

Cho Dang Gol, NYC

Interview & Article

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Bystander Intervention Training Can Save A Life

MEDPAGE TODAY / KEVINMD 

Op-ed Article & Podcast, NYC

Enough is Enough

LIFE & THYME

Eric Sze, 886, NYC

Interview & Article

Asian American Restauranteurs Reflect on Rising Anti-Asian Hate

INFATUATION

Simon Kim, Hooni Kim, Eric Sze, Eunji Lee, Maiko Kyogoku, NYC

Interviews & Article

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Chef Fresh Pivots in COVID

DIRTY SPOON

RADIO HOUR 103.7 FM 

Interview, Article & Radio Feature

Honest Food: From Med School Dropout to Michelin Star Chef

KOREAM MAGAZINE

Hooni Kim, Danji/Hanjan, NYC

Interview & Article

Not Your Cookie Cutter Bakery

KOREAM MAGAZINE

Macaron Parlour, NYC

Interview & Article

Medical experts studied the EEG conditio

SELECTED MEDICAL WRITING & EDITING

 
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Medical Writer of 70-page spine health book

Distribuetd by Belvoir Media Group

March 2018

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Former Editor-in-Chief of Cornell Medical School's Journal of Humanities in Medicine (100 pages)

May 2016

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Medical Editor of 80-page foot & ankle health book

Distributed by Belvoir Media Group

February 2019

 
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PBS HEALTHCARE PANEL: EYE OF THE STORM - CONVERSATION WITH HEALTHCARE WORKERS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH. PBS.

April 28, 2022

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FIGS ROUNDS: EXPERIENCES OF A FIRST-YEAR NYC DOCTOR DURING COVID. 
FIGS, a public US company.

May 26, 2022

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CONVERSATION ON AAPI HERITAGE IN HEALTHCARE
FIGS, a public US company.

May 13, 2022

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UNDERSTANDING CURRENT ANTI-ASIAN HATE CRISIS WITH ACTIONS ITEMS.
New York Presbyterian Hospital Graduate Medical Education, Manhattan.

May 27, 2021

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AAPI DIVERSITY SPEAKER
Stony Brook University Hospital in New York

May 2021

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AAPI DIVERSITY SPEAKER
Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia after nearby fatal Atlanta shootings

April 9, 2021

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AAPI HERITAGE MONTH: DISCUSSION WITH FIGS. Clubhouse. Discussion Host of FIGS, a public US company.

May 24, 2021

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HOW BYSTANDER INTERVENTION CAN SAVE A LIFE, KevinMD

July 17, 2021

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AAPI DIVERSITY CONVERSATION 
New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Radiology Department, Manhattan

April 20211