Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD
Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, of radiology and of biomedical engineering, is honored for his strong commitment to mentoring the next generation of physicians and physician/scientists.
An outstanding clinician-educator, Lee has a long history of mentoring junior faculty and fellows who have gone on to have successful careers as independent investigators and clinicians.
Lee is widely credited by his mentees with sharpening their scientific reasoning and grant-writing skills. He shows both curiosity and excitement for new ideas, and exhibits a sense of altruism in helping others achieve their goals by being readily accessible and offering practical advice and support. He is considered a true coach because of his ability to provide advice while respecting mentees’ autonomy as they transition to becoming attending physicians or independent physician-scientists.
In his own clinical and research activities, Lee models a strong work ethic and fosters a collaborative learning environment. He has received multiple awards for teaching excellence from both medical students and residents. Lee is the head of the cerebrovascular disease and neuro-critical care sections in the Department of Neurology and co-director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center. He currently serves as co-chair of the BJC Stroke Clinical Expert Council. In addition, he is president-elect of the board of directors for the St. Louis Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Lee earned his doctoral degree in neuroscience and his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1992 and 1993, respectively. Following a residency in neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, he came to Washington University School of Medicine in 1997 to complete a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease and a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurology. He joined the faculty in 1999.