Loyola People - SSOM
John M. Lee, MD, PhD
Stritch School of Medicine Dean
On December 1, 2005, John M. Lee, MD, PhD, became Dean of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) and was appointed Vice President of the Loyola Univeristy Health System in November 2007. A recipient of numerous teaching awards for his education of medical students, residents and graduate students, Dr. Lee offers extensive experience and achievement in medical education, research, clinical neuropathology and administration. He has received national and international recognition for his important work in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Lee has also served as a reviewer and editorial board member for national journals and is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific publications.
Dr. Lee joined Loyola 20 years ago as a research associate in the department of pharmacology at the SSOM after earning his undergraduate degree at Yale University and his PhD from the department of physiology and biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also earned his medical degree. He joined the SSOM faculty in 1992 as an assistant professor in the departments of pathology, pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. In 1997, Lee was promoted to associate professor. In 2002, as a full professor, he was named chair, department of pathology, overseeing more than 300 faculty, residents, fellows, and staff. In 2004, he was named the Helen M. and Raymond M. Galvin Professor of Pathology. From 1988-1992, Lee completed both his pathology residency and neuropathology fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also served as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, and is certified by the American Board of Pathology in both anatomic pathology and in neuropathology.