Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Yvonne C Lee, MD, MMSc

Yvonne C Lee, MD, MMSc

Solovy/Arthritis Research Society Research Professor

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Preventive Medicine

Focus of Work


The mission of our research is to understand the pain experience in individuals with systemic rheumatic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to identify the relationship between these experiences and pain pathways. This research is important because it paves the way for the development of effective pain prevention and management strategies to improve the well-being of our patients.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Michigan (2003)
  • MMSc: Harvard Medical School, Medical Science (2009)
  • Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital, Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Rheumatology (2009)