Dr. Richard Lee receives CAEP 2023 Emergency Physician of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Lee for receiving a 2023 Emergency Physician of the Year Award from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP).

Receiving this award is a tremendous honour and an excellent opportunity to reflect on the many supportive and inspiring individuals who have helped me achieve my goals thus far in my career. These remarkable sources of mentorship and motivation have served as role models in medicine, and I will continue to strive to emulate their admirable qualities and pay it forward.
– Dr.
Richard Lee

Dr. Lee is an emergency physician based in Vancouver, BC and a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. He has a keen interest in aviation, adventure, and the great outdoors. As a certified flight surgeon with the Canadian Armed Forces, he has been deployed to Africa, Asia, and Central America. Recently, he returned from providing marathon medical support for an Antarctica expedition. When he’s not working in the Emergency Department, he can often be found exploring the British Columbian backcountry through hiking, skiing, and camping, or attempting to keep his dog Gunner from rolling around in the mud.

CAEP’s annual awards recognize excellence within emergency medicine, including advocacy, education, research and professional practice. Award recipients are nominated by their peers.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lee for his outstanding achievement as a 2023 CAEP Emergency Physician of the Year.