Fellowship is Funded for Eighth Straight Year

December 22, 2015

The Harold McAlister Charitable Foundation has renewed its support of the John Wayne Cancer Institute by funding the surgical oncology named fellowship for the eighth straight year. This year’s recipient is David Y. Lee, MD. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Maryland and earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed a research fellowship and residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, University Hospital of Columbia University in New York City, New York.

At the Institute, Dr. Lee focuses on melanoma, fellow education, colorectal cancer and sarcoma. Earlier this year, he presented data at the Society of Surgical Oncology annual meeting on the consequences of not detecting positive lymph nodes on sentinel node biopsy in the treatment of melanoma. Dr. Lee is also the author of a recent study that explored the impact of certification on the training of surgical oncology fellows.

The Harold McAlister Charitable Foundation was established in 1959 and honors the legacy of Hobart and Soni McAlister, who were longtime friends of Saint John’s Health Center. We are grateful for the Harold McAlister Charitable Foundation’s ongoing support. The fellowship program enables the Institute to continue educating the next generation of leaders in the fight against cancer.