Jihae Lee

Jihae Lee

Jihae Lee MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Geriatric Medicine; Internal Medicine; Palliative Medicine

Hospital-based provider only

Professional Summary:

Dr. Jihae Lee is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Buffalo in the Department of Geriatric and Palliative Care. Her primary clinical responsibilities are providing Inpatient Geriatric Consultation Service at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). She performs comprehensive geriatric assessments and assist with the identification and management of geriatric syndromes including cognitive impairment, delirium, frailty, malnutrition, functional decline, falls, polypharmacy. She also works in collaboration with the Inpatient Palliative Care Consultative Team to explore goals of care and what matters most to our hospitalized older adults.

Her passions lie in the intersection between Geriatrics and Palliative Care and effectively communicating serious illness to older adults. She is also a strong advocate for systems change to provide quality and holistic care for hospitalized older adults. With her lead, ECMC has become an avid participant in the ‘Age-Friendly Health Initiative’ founded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and John A. Hartford Foundation.


Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Additional Languages:

Intermediate Korean

Physician Gender:


Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, ABIM - Geriatric Medicine
  • Board Certification, ABIM - Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Board Certification, ABIM - Internal Medicine
  • Certification, CTSI Workforce Development Core Medical Education & Educational Research Instituate (MEERI)

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Irving Medical Center (2020)
  • Fellowship, Geriatrics, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (2018)
  • MD, Medicine, St. George‘s University, Magna Cum Laude (2015)
  • BS, Biology and Psychology, McMaster University (2010)

Awards and Honors:

  • Next Generation Leaders Fellowship – Age-Friendly Scholar (2023)
  • Family Medicine ECMC Subspecialty Teaching Award (2023)
  • Buffalo Spree’s 2023 Top Doctors – Geriatric Medicine (2023)
  • Magna Cum Laude (2015)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee (2014)
  • Iota Epsilon Alpha - International Honor Medical Society Inductee (2012)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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