dr gail lee

Amelia Gail Lee, MD

Functional Medicine Physician


University of Virginia, School of Medicine

Medical Residency – George Washington University Hospital – Internal Medicine

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – M.S. Technology & Policy

Johns Hopkins University – B.E.S. Geography & Environmental Engineering

Typical Conditions Treated:

Honors, Certifications And Professional Memberships:

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Institute of Functional Medicine – Certified in Functional Medicine
  • Academy of Pain Research – Completed acupuncture course for licensure
  • American College of Physicians
  • Institute of Functional Medicine
  • International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness

Positions Held:

  • University of Maryland, University Health Center – Clinical Director
  • INOVA Medical Group, Ashburn II – Physician

Personal Facts:

  • Live in Maryland with my daughter, one dog and two cats
  • Enjoy gardening and cooking
  • Volunteer with Maryland Responds Emergency Medical Corps

Personal Note from Dr. Lee:

Like many practitioners of Integrative Medicine, my journey to Integrative Medicine has been a meandering path of exploration. I was first exposed to alternative medicine as a child. My mother had back problems and looked to Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques for relief. There was not a lot available in the 1960’s in the United States, but she was able to obtain moxa (mugwort) in Chinatown. I would roll the fluffy cotton like material into moxa cigars using brown paper bags. She would lie on her stomach and after lighting the moxa, I would treat points on her back. It was trial and error to see where she would obtain the most relief. Later on, I realized these were acupuncture points.

I didn’t end up in medicine right away. I studied Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins, and obtained a Masters from MIT in Technology and Policy. Math and solving engineering problems was fun, but I realized that I missed dealing with people. So, another turn in my path led me to medical school at the University of Virginia.

I decided my specialty would be Internal Medicine. In this specialty, we look at the whole patient, not just a part of body. This is a ‘thinking’ specialty, not a ‘doing’ specialty like surgery.

I worked in a couple of traditional Internal Medicine practices before working at the University of Maryland Health Center. We had an interdisciplinary approach to Student Health. As Clinical Director, I was supervising acupuncturists and massage therapists in addition to the medical staff. We also had a mental health department, dieticians and health promotions. It was an approach of mind, body and spirit.

I obtained acupuncture training through the Academy of Pain Research. After moving to work at Inova as an internist, I followed my acupuncture training with training in Functional Medicine and have now obtained Certification in Functional Medicine.

I look forward to meeting and working with you at Rose Wellness.  Together, we can work in this interdisciplinary team to move you to a healthier mind, body and spirit.

Dr. Lee

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