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Former psychiatry education director Kathy Lee dies at age 65

Jun 01, 2019

Kathy Lee, who taught psychopathology as part of the required Medicine and Behavior II course for second-year medical students, died June 1 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  Read her obituary

Prior to joining the College of Medicine faculty in 2006, she worked as a forensic psychiatrist and served as clinical director for the New York State Prison System, with responsibility for mental health services provided to more than 9,000 inmates by a team of more than 150 psychiatrists. Among the prisoners she personally treated were Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed John Lennon, and serial killer David Berkowitz. Read about her path to the College of Medicine in the fall 2007 issue of FSU MED (see page 32 at the back of the magazine)

Lee is survived by her physician husband, William Lee, and three daughters. Two of her daughters, Hanna (M.D., '16) and Ilisa (M.D., '17), are FSU College of Medicine alumni. A third daughter, Inga, is a member of Honors Medical Scholars.

Kathy Lee, M.D.