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Appointment of Burton Lee III as Physician to the President


The President today announced the appointment of Dr. Burton Lee III as Physician to the President.

Since July 1960 Dr. Lee has been with the Memorial Hospital for Allied Diseases at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he was the senior attending physician, fellow, and resident. In that capacity, he served on the combined leukemia-lymphoma service, the largest and oldest lymphoma service in the United States. In addition, Dr. Lee served as a member of the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic from September 1987 to July 1988. Dr. Lee has been the principal or contributing author of 127 research publications to date.

Dr. Lee graduated from Yale University in 1952 and from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1956. He was born March 28, 1930, in New York, NY, and is married to the former Ann Kelly.

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