Dr. Janet Chan Lee, M.D. (November 13, 1915 – November 19, 2012) was a pioneering doctor from Oakland. She was the first Chinese American woman from Oakland to get a medical degree from UCSF and practice medicine. Lee graduated at the top of her class in 1940. She began her practice as an ob-gyn in 1943 and retired in 1985.
Lee's husband Joseph Lee was a long-time educator in the Oakland Unified School System beginning in 1938. He played on the Wa Sung Athletic Club baseball team in the 1930s, and was the first president of the Wa Sung Community Service Club in 1953.
Links and References
- Oakland's Chinatown by William Wong
- Janet Lee obituary