Janelle Lee, MD

Janelle Lee, MD

Born and raised in Seattle, Janelle spent much of her childhood fine-tuning her ears to multiple dialects of Chinese. She embraced Asian American ethnic studies and Mandarin at the University of Washington before majoring in mechanical engineering, while also exercising her right brain with a minor in dance. She became a systems engineer in the aerospace industry in sunny Los Angeles, where she promoted Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in under-resourced public school districts to help underrepresented minorities thrive. It was there that she also pursued an advanced engineering degree at UCLA, only to have significant life events trigger her to realize her goal of having a more direct impact on humanity.

Janelle nurtured her budding passion for women’s health and community medicine by volunteering as a reproductive health advocate for Planned Parenthood and joining the Global Medical Brigades to care for vulnerable populations in rural Honduras. She continued to chase her dreams all the way to the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she was able to concentrate on global and rural community health disparities, while learning Spanish and integrating complementary and alternative modalities in allopathic medicine.

She feels incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to train with the Swedish Cherry Hill Rural Training Track, and to build strong bonds with a network of socially conscious individuals who are devoted to challenging the system and improve access and quality of care. Her clinical interests include full-spectrum family medicine, obstetrics, adolescent medicine and mental health, as well as addiction medicine and palliative care involving a holistic and integrated approach. She is committed to providing comprehensive care to individuals and their families while promoting wellness, social justice and health equity. Between shifts, you can find Janelle chasing sunsets with her basenji, spending time with her family, doing outdoor yoga or cooking up something creative and healthy.

Degrees/Other Info


Medical Degree: University of Arizona

Residency: Swedish Cherry Hill Family Residency Rural Training Track

Family Medicine and Obstetrics

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