About Dr. Roberta Lee
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Roberta Lee, M.D. recently relocated to Tucson, Arizona, joining the University of Arizona Medical Center where she works as an integrative medicine primary care physician at the Pantano Clinic. She has jointed the American Board of Integrative Medicine and serves as Vice Chair. This is a founding board which will offer the first national certifying examination in integrative medicine in November 2014 . The board is part of the American Board of Physician Specialties (www.abpsus.org/integrative-medicine). While residing in New York and working at the Center for Health and Healing, Dr. Lee served as Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine, Director of Continuing Medical Education, and Co-Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Medical Center. She was a founding member of the Center and was part of the teaching faculty and primary care provider for fifteen years. The Center is a nationally recognized integrative medicine healthcare facility.
Dr. Lee attended George Washington University Medical School. Following the completion of her residency in Internal Medicine, she served as a U.S. Public Health Service physician in Micronesia for five years. From 2000 to 2010, she traveled back to Micronesia as the ethno-medical specialist in an interdisciplinary team of biologists, ethno-botanists, ecologists, and conservationists studying a cross-section of cultural and botanical influences on health, healing, and the promotion of wellness in chronic disease. The project collectively published their work in a text entitled the Pohnpei Primary Health Care Manual: Health Care in Pohnpei, Micronesia: Traditional Uses of Plants for Health and Healing (2010).
Dr. Lee is one of the four graduates in the first class from the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona conducted by Andrew Weil, M.D( Class of 1999). She will continue to work with the Program In Integrative Medicine contributing as adjunct teaching faculty.