Dr. Lee’s Bio

Dr. Lee
Dr. Young Joo Lee, Medical Director of Breast and Integrative Oncology at Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist with over 25 years of patient care and research experience. She started her career as Director of the Breast Health Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL and has always had a special interest in women’s health. Dr. Lee is a well-rounded and highly regarded medical oncologist with superb clinical skills made possible after many years of practice in large NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and community hospital settings.

She is passionate about providing advanced and effective cancer therapies with minimal toxicity by integrating the wisdom of other traditional healing practices into Western medicine. Her interest in complementary medicine started at young age when she watched her father practice acupuncture in patients who were failed by Western medicine. He taught her that a strong and well-balanced immune system is the foundation of good health and emphasized the importance of diet and nutrition for longevity. He is still alive and well at 99 years of age and continues to be her rock and source of inspiration.

The 90th birthday celebration of Dr. Lee's father in 2012
The 90th birthday celebration of Dr. Lee's father in 2012

The 90th birthday celebration of Dr. Lee’s father in 2012

Dr. Lee has worked as a breast cancer specialist for most of her career and is intimately familiar with detrimental effects of antiestrogens on women’s health. According to the American Cancer Society, there were more than 300,000 cases of breast cancer in the United States in 2019. Among them, approximately 70% of patients will have to take estrogen blockers for 5-10 years to prevent cancer recurrence. These medications can induce symptoms of menopause including hot flushes, night sweats, joint pains, weight gain, fatigue and depression. Her vision is to help all women going through this life transition by offering a holistic natural herbal supplement that can enhance their immune systems and lessen the physical and emotional burden of menopause.

Dr. Lee is a graduate of Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul Medical School in Brazil. She completed her Internal Medicine training and Hematology Oncology fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. She completed 300 hours of education through the Harvard Medical School Structural Acupuncture Program for Physicians in 2012. She completed a Master’s degree in Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. She is the author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lee has worked for a large Contract Research Organization and is well versed in stringent requirements for well-designed clinical trials in complementary medicine.

She is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Maryland/District of Columbia Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Integrative Oncology.