Dr. Amy Lee
Dr. Amy Lee is board certified in Internal Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, and Obesity Medicine.
Dr. Lee spent her undergrad at the University of Washington, Seattle, and spent four years in Champaign-Urbana/ Peoria, IL while earning her medical degree. In 2005, Dr. Amy Lee moved to Southern California, where she began her medical career, spending spent three years doing her internal medicine residency at the University of Southern California.
As she continued to practice medicine, Dr. Lee found that the reality of being a doctor wasn’t what she originally imagined. She felt that medicine was driven by third-party payers, such as the government and pharmaceutical companies, rather than with the intent to help or cure the patient.
After that, Dr. Lee took her career in a new direction. She was connected to a private medical weight loss clinic called the RFO Weight Management Clinic, which that took place every Saturday on the UCLA campus, where she learned about obesity medicine. In 2008, Dr. Lee accepted a fellowship training position in medical nutrition at the Center of Human Nutrition at UCLA. She joined my colleagues in running clinical trials and publishing some interesting work on dihydrocapsiate, silica and even broccoli.
In 2010, Dr. Lee formed her first medical practice called MDietician in downtown LA, where she practiced as an internist, medical nutritionist and bariatrician. Over the years, she has worked with companies such as Health Atlast and Prime Performance LA. In 2013, Dr. Lee returned to the RFO weight loss clinic to help expand the clinic to a new city, before finally returning to her private practice in 2015.
Today, Dr. Amy Lee continues to work at her practice and as the medical nutrition physician for a surgical franchise center called miVIP, where she has the opportunity to work specifically with the morbidly and super obese patients.
Dr. Lee is involved in the Los Angeles community by giving lectures at hospitals and private industries. She has served as a medical adviser for various nutrition companies, and given talks about nutrition. Her career goal is to reach as many people as possible in need of her help, to hopefully cure their disease states; not treat it with another medication.
By implementing prevention, mindfulness and taking on self responsibilities, we can live a healthier, and happier life.