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Assistant Professor Director of Clinical Operations for Sports Medicine

Biographical Information

Dr. Lee graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2003 where he was a 3-year member of the baseball team and a two-time member of the Verizon all south region academic baseball team.  Dr. Lee then began a graduate degree at Appalachian State University and played his final season of baseball eligibility in which he was named team MVP at the end of the 2004 season.  He completed his medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008, followed by his residency training in family medicine at the University of Colorado in 2011. He then returned home to North Carolina to complete his primary care sports medicine fellowship at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in 2012 where he was the team physician for North Carolina A&T and Randleman High School.

Following fellowship, Dr. Lee joined the Department of Family Medicine at East Carolina University as a faculty member in the sports medicine division for 6 years. He spent 4 of those years as the assistant director for the primary care sports medicine fellowship and 2 of those years as the director of the sports medicine division and clinic.  During this time, Dr. Lee provided extensive event coverage as team physician for Pitt County High School athletics, Pitt Community College, Oakwood Private School, and the Down East Wood Ducks (Texas Rangers minor league baseball affiliate). He was also heavily involved with scholarly activity and medical student, resident, and fellow education. While on faculty at ECU, he completed the UNC faculty development fellowship in 2017.

In 2018, Dr. Lee joined Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine in Raleigh, a private practice within the Duke system and helped provide medical care for the Carolina Hurricanes, North Carolina Football Club, Carolina Ballet, and USA Baseball.  He spent one year there before joining the UNC Family Medicine Department in 2019.

Outside of work, Dr. Lee and his wife, Kim, enjoy taking their rambunctious dog, Diego, on many adventures. They enjoy going to the beach, traveling, exercising, and hiking.

Justin Lee, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP
  • Department of Family Medicine

  • Phone Number

    984-215-4780 (Appointments)

  • Address

    3708 Mayfair Street

    Suite 100

    Durham, NC 27707