Alaxo NA (Alaxo) announced that Dr. K. J. Lee has been appointed Chief Educational Advisor, effective Nov. 1, 2019.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. K. J. Lee as Alaxo’s new Chief Educational Advisor,” said Terry Bay, President of Alaxo. “Dr. Lee is a world-renowned Otolaryngologist who brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and experience, representing that Alaxo is a world-class product capable of attracting global medical leaders.”
Dr. K. J. Lee is at the hub of the healthcare industry. He is a distinguished practicing physician, emphasizing efficiency, affordability, outcome and, especially, quality of patient experiences.
Dr. Lee has always held a primary focus on creating technologies that simplify physician workflow and to also ensure that government mandates do not hinder patient care. In 2004, he sponsored the Bipartisan Presidential Healthcare Summit in conjunction with the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at the American University. He has also advised United States presidential candidates and members of Congress on health policy.
Known as a renowned clinician, educator, author, innovator and health policy advisor, Dr. Lee graduated from Harvard and Columbia University. He completed his residency at Harvard Medical School.
In 1972, Dr. Lee joined Yale University and subsequently became the Chief of Otolaryngology at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, a position he held for more than 20 years. During his tenure, he served as the Hospital Medical Staff President, Chair of the Hospital Medical Board, Vice-Chair of an HMO insurance company, and as the President and Treasurer of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation.
While at Yale, Dr. Lee published over 30 textbooks including Essential Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, a textbook that has been translated into several languages and is regarded as one of the most widely read textbooks in the field of Otolaryngology in the world. Dr. Lee is celebrating his textbook’s 45th anniversary and it is now being published in its 12th Edition.
Dr. Lee is a co-founder of The Patient Is U Foundation (TPIU). TPIU’s mission is to take care of the patient as if “you” or “your loved one” is the patient. Humanistic, compassionate patient care with unsurpassed “customer service” is paramount in any healthcare environment. TPIU strives to enhance humanism and offer solutions for the caregiver to provide excellent scientific medical care while achieving superb outcomes that are expected by the patient.