Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 127,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. As an AAFP board member, Lee advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.
Lee is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Share Our Selves, a federally qualified health center in Orange County, California, and serves as an associate clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California, Irvine.
A member of the AAFP since 2002, Lee currently serves as a delegate to the Congress of Delegates and as a member of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science. Previously, Lee was a member of the Practice Transformation Tactic Team and the Health Equity Cross-Tactic Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health. He also served as the conference convener and minority co-convener for the National Conference of Special Constituencies.
Lee has served the California Academy of Family Physicians in a variety of leadership roles, including speaker, president, and chair of the Family Physicians Political Action Committee. In 2018 the California chapter named him a Hero of Family Medicine, and in 2021 the California Chapter named Lee Family Physician of the Year.
Lee earned his bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California and completed his residence at Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residence Program in Long Beach, California. Lee also earned a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.
Lee is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.