P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Scott Lee, 2007

Hospitalist and Primary Care Physician, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Scott Lee is an immigrant from South Korea

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Harvard University

Scott Lee is a hospitalist and primary care physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his PhD in health policy and management at Harvard Business School.

Now a naturalized citizen, Scott was nine months old when his parents immigrated to the US from Korea.

Scott graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 2003 with a BA in medical anthropology, comparative religion, and African studies. He then completed an MPhil in environment and development as a Gates Scholar at Cambridge University and an MPA in health policy at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. At Harvard University, Scott directed a mentoring program for children with cerebral palsy and sang in the Harvard Glee Club.

Scott has spent five summers working in rural Kenya, where he has teamed with local villagers to establish a high school and a nursery school for AIDS orphans, a microfinance program, an agricultural training program, a computer training center and a community health clinic. Scott co-founded a nonprofit organization, Common Hope for Health, to support the Kenyan health clinic and other community-based health initiatives in low-resource settings. He supplemented this hands-on experience with internships at the World Health Organization and Partners in Health.

  • PhD Health Policy and Management | Harvard University 2015
  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2015
  • MPA Public and International Affairs | Princeton University 2006
  • MPhil Environment and Development | University of Cambridge 2004
  • AB Religion and Anthropology | Harvard University 2003
  • Gates Cambridge Scholar
Work History
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Hospitalist and Primary Care Physician
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