“Doctors in the Clinic”

Tuesday, Oct. 29 | Opening Reception | Executive Track

Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Students, Pritzker School of Medicine
Lolita Alkureishi, MD,
Associate Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago

Dr. Lee is the Assistant Dean of Students at the Pritzker School of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, where she served as an ambulatory chief resident. At the Pritzker School of Medicine, she is the Director of Wellness Initiatives and leads innovative programming to improve physician and trainee well-being. She is an award winning medical educator and researcher, and leads efforts to integrate physician well-being, informatics and quality improvement initiatives at the University of Chicago.

She is a national expert on the intersection of technology use, patient experience and physician well-being.  Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the impact of electronic health records (EHRs) on the patient-doctor relationship and developing innovative interventions to improve ease of practice and physician well-being.  She has received funding from the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Gold Foundation, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence for her research.

Dr. Alkureishi is an Associate Professor in the Section of Academic Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.  She completed her medical degree and residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed a Medical Education Research Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship Fellowship at the University of Chicago. Her main clinical practice is at the Friend Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in the South Side of Chicago.  She is Pediatric Clerkship Co-Director for the Pritzker School of Medicine and teaches medical students and residents in ambulatory and inpatient settings.

Dr. Alkrueishi is a leading researcher on incorporating computers in the exam room and developing curricula to improve patient-centered technology use.  She and her team have published and presented their work in a variety of national and international settings. She is a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Conference on the Patient-Doctor-Computer Relationship and Communication, and her presentation “Beyond Clicks – Promoting Best Practices for Patient-Centered EMR Use” was honored as one of the 30 best presentations given from several hundreds at an EPIC User Group Meeting.

Dr. Alkureishi has received a number of honors including the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.  She was an AOA faculty inductee, and received the University of Chicago Basic Sciences Division Distinguished Faculty Educator & Mentor Award.  She is a Fellow of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators and is a Associate Junior Faculty Scholar at the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence Institute.