Eileen Lee, MD

Eileen Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Eileen Lee, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the School of Medicine’s Phase III Capstone Course, which reinforces and evaluates skills essential for students’ transition to residency.  Dr. Lee has extensive experience in communication skills training, frequently facilitates communication skills exercises for students and residents, and directs the medicine clerkship’s motivational interviewing session.  As part of the Division of Hospital Medicine’s Faculty Development Committee, she helped create the Roads to Success seminar, which imparts junior medicine faculty with basic teaching skills and other foundational knowledge important for a career in academic medicine.  She also created the Division’s Peer Observation of Teaching Program.  Clinically, she serves as an attending on the inpatient medicine (FIRM) service and the procedure service, and she provides direct patient care on the hospitalist service.  She is a fellow in the School of Medicine’s Academy of Educators and a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.


  • BA, Biochemistry: University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Iowa City, IA (2002)
  • Medical Degree: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA (2006)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA (2009)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine, inpatient care


Lee, E. Pain control in the cancer patient. In: Ciesielski, T, ed. The Washington Manual: General Internal Medicine Consult. 3rd ed. China: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2015. In press

Lee E, Freer J. Paraneoplastic syndromes. Hospital Medicine Clinics 2015; 4: 368-420. 2015.