Jhemon Hom Lee, M.D.

          Dr. Jhemon Lee is Vice Chair of the Department of Radiology of Los Alamitos Medical Center in Los Alamitos, California. He is also a radiologist at the MemRAD Medical Group based in Long Beach, California. Dr. Lee attended college at Harvard University from which he received his bachelor's degree in Engineering Sciences (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990), and later obtained his medical degree from the University of Maryland (cum laude, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1994). He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Chicago (1994-98), and a fellowship in abdominal imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston (1998-99).

          Dr. Lee is National Executive Vice President of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). Previously, he was NAAAP's National Chairman (1998-2000), Co-Chair of Speakers and Workshops Committee (2000), and National Membership Vice Chair (2001-2). From 1994 to 2000, Dr. Lee served NAAAP's chapters in Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles in various capacities as president, vice-president, treasurer or as a board member.  He was also the Director of Professional Development of the Los Angeles chapter (known as Asian Professional Exchange (APEX)), and is still the Co-Chair of Healthcare Special Interest Group of that organization. In addition, Dr. Lee is currently a member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) and the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA).

          Previously, Dr. Lee belonged to various professional and community organizations, such as, the Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans (LCA/LCAPA), the Asian American Physicians Association (AAPA), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the United Asian American Organizations (Chicago), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Association of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2).

          As a member and later as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA), Dr. Lee participated in many of the initial planning meetings that led to the formation of the APAMSA. He has spoken at many of the APAMSA national conventions, and coordinated annual Pre-Conference Leadership Forums since they began at the 1998 APAMSA National Convention.

          Dr. Lee co-authored two articles and five conference presentations on radiology. He was the primary radiology editor of "Mosby's Medical Surfari: A Guide to Exploring the Internet and Its Top Healthcare Resources" (1996).  He was a member of the Journal Advisory Board of "The New Physician" magazine. In college he was News Editor of "East Wind" magazine (the forerunner to the now defunct "A." magazine), Editor-in-Chief of the "Concrete Abstract" humor weekly, and Editor and Cover Artist of "Computers at Harvard."

          Dr. Lee is a recipient of numerous awards and honors. He was listed in the "Guide to America's Top Radiologists" (2003). He received the NAAAP National Lifetime Achievement Award (2002), Fellow Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School Teaching Program in Radiology  (1999), NAAAP-Chicago Recognition Award (1998) and the Chien-Tai Lu Award in 1996 for Outstanding Clinical or Scientific Work in Angiography/Interventional Radiology by the Department of Radiology, University of Chicago.

          At University of Maryland Medical School, Dr. Lee was a recipient of a Certificate of Special Recognition for Achievement in Clinical Preventive Medicine (1994) and the Abraham Lilienfeld Prize for Outstanding Performance in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (1992).  In college he received a John Harvard Scholarship (1990), a Harvard College Scholarship (1989) and the Detur Prize (1988).

          A third generation Chinese American, Dr. Lee was born in the South Bay area of San Francisco, but grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. Currently, he lives in Long Beach, California.

          Contact address:  MemRAD Medical Group, 100 Oceangate #1000, Long Beach, CA 90802

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