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Kathleen Lee

Kathleen Lee

Associate Chief Transformation Officer, Penn Medicine

Kathleen Lee is the associate chief transformation officer and associate vice president at Penn Medicine and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. 

Kathleen received her bachelor's degree in engineering from Princeton University and her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University. 

Previously, she served as the senior director of medical and strategic initiatives (MSI) at Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she worked to further expand the scale of the MSI portfolio and establish the team as a global center of excellence by providing subject matter expertise and strategic support to business continuity and crisis management, vendor management, health and benefit equity, medical diligence, employee engagement, and corporate medical programs across Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. 

Before her time with Comcast NBCUniversal, Kathleen spent seven years at Penn Medicine, where she served as a clinical innovation manager at the Center for Digital Health and then as the director of clinical implementation at the Center for Health Care Innovation. In these roles she led a series of high-impact programs across the health system with scale to local communities and other institutions. Prior to that, she held a position as senior director of community engagement for Thread, a Baltimore-based social innovation organization. 
Kathleen’s work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and other medical journals. She also serves an associate editor for NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery.

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