Allison J. Lee, MD, MS

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Dr. Lee’s passion for teaching has led to projects that aim at identifying novel training instruments and applying rigorous research methodologies to evaluate these training tools. Her educational focus has been teaching the use of ultrasound in obstetric anesthesia and the incorporation of simulation and serious gaming technology in medical education. As a clinician-scientist, her current projects include investigations on the analgesic effects of drugs in labor and for cesarean delivery, and pregnancy-related hemodynamic responses in women undergoing cesarean delivery.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director of the Margaret Wood Center for Simulation and Education

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine (Jamaica)
  • Internship: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital

Committees, Societies, Councils

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

  • ASA Educational Track Subcommittee on Obstetric Anesthesia

Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP)

  • Resident Affairs Committee

Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA)

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Honors & Awards

2016 Society of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology (SOAP) Gertie Marx Education and Research Grant


Global Health Activities

Founder of Medics on a Mission, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to serving needy patients in our global community.