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Peter V. Lee


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Peter V. Lee Obituary
March 31, 1923 - July 26, 2016 Peter Van Arsdale Lee, MD, passed away on July 26 at the age of 93. He graduated from Stanford University (1944) and Stanford Medical School (1947). From 1955 until his retirement in 1995, Lee taught at the USC School of Medicine. He oversaw the creation of the USC Department of Family Medicine in 1983, and became its inaugural chair. Lee was committed to social justice, increasing diversity among the medical students, and encouraging interdisciplinary teaching. Additional information about his career is available at the link below. Lee lived in Pasadena from 1955 until his death. He is survived by his wife, Belinda Fischer, four children from his first marriage to Sharon Girdner - Martha Lee, Susan Lee (Gordon Reetz), Catherine Lee (Pamela Reaves), and Peter Lee -- as well as two grandchildren, and one great-grandson. A memorial service will be held on October 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Aresty Auditorium at the USC Health Sciences Campus (Los Angeles). Donations may be made to the Peter V. Lee, M.D. Fund for Family Medicine through the USC Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine by using the following link: http://keck.usc.edu/family-medicine/support-us/peter-v-lee.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2016
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