Michelle Lee is a born-and-raised New Yorker. She graduated from Cornell Medical School and is a resident physician in Manhattan. Michelle has written about New York food & culture, especially of the Asian-American community during coronavirus, for New York Magazine, Zagat, Eater, Life & Thyme, and Civil Eats. She has given podcasts on "NYC's Koreatown" and "The Best Cookies in NY". 

Dr. Lee also works as a medical writer and editor. She is a former editor-in-chief of Cornell's Journal of Humanities in Medicine. She authored a 70-page book on spine health distributed by Belvoir Media.  Her brain research and writing has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals including Neurology. She also published about her experiences as a first-year doctor treating COVID-19 patients.

After the Atlanta shootings of six Asian women, Dr. Lee spoke as a community activist at the largest peaceful NYC AAPI rally in Manhattan's Chinatown on 3/21/2021, attended by over 3,000 community members. She spoke on the same stage as Andrew Yang, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Nupol Kiazolu. She created White Coats Against Asian Hate (#WhiteCoatsAgainstAsianHate) & rallied over 100 NYC healthcare workers to form the first White Coat Frontline in support of the AAPI community. She has been interviewed by ABC Channel 7 News and NowThis News.