Dr. Amy Lee

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Dr. Amy Lee
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CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
  • University of Washington
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Southern California
  • University of California
  • Physician
  • Nutritionist
  • Author
  • Nucific
  • Lindora
  • The Obesity Society TOS
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)

Dr. Amy Lee is an American board-certified Physician, Nutritionist, Inventor, Keynote Speaker, and Author. She is the founder of MDietician Inc., a private practice based in downtown California. Dr. Lee is also the founder of a line of Nucific Supplements best known for its product BIO X4. She currently serves as the CMO of Lindora and Pear Health Labs and Medical Advisor for Nucific.[1]

Dr. Amy Lee is regarded as one of the country’s leading physicians, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is also a member of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is best known for offering personalized nutrition and lifestyle therapy to her patients.[2]

Dr. Lee is often seen at wellness seminars, weekend community seminars, and health and nutrition conferences across the country and has even addressed multiple medical talks for HBO, Hulu, PBS, and UCLA’s famed “Vital Signs” series.[3]

Early life and education

Dr. Amy Lee was born in Hong Kong, but when she was five years old, her family immigrated to the US. After spending two years in Springfield, Oregon, they moved to Monroe, Washington, where her parents ran an Americanized Chinese restaurant. Dr. Amy Lee grew up with three siblings and spent the better part of her teenage life working at her parent's restaurant.

After completing her high school education, Dr. Lee enrolled in the University of Washington in 1996, where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Science, with a concentration in Biology and Chemistry. In 2001, she went to the University of Illinois, from where she acquired her doctorate.

Dr. Lee in 2005 enrolled in the University of Southern California for her Residency Program in Internal Medicine. After that, she went to the University of California for her Clinical Nutrition Research Fellowship, lastly completing her medical studies in 2010.


Dr. Lee started her career in 2008 when she began working at the RFO Clinic, Division of Clinical Nutrition, especially in the Weight Management department at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. She worked for seven years at this clinic, during which she also served at the Good Samaritan Hospital Private Practice along with teaching at the university as an assistant professor.[4]

In 2010, inspired by the transformative effects of medical nutrition therapy in treating diabetes, chronic pain, and many other debilitating conditions, Dr. Lee established MDietician Inc. and served as the CEO of her private practice based in downtown California.

In 2013, Dr. Lee founded the Prime Performance LA Wellness Center, where she practiced medicine for four years.

In 2015, Dr. Lee became a Medical Advisor & Endorser of GoldenHippo at Nucific Supplements, a California-based nutrition supplement company. She contributed to the development of a product line, including BIOX4, leveraging her expertise as Nucific's Head of Nutrition.[5]

In 2016, Dr. Lee was appointed as the CMO for Lindora, the largest medically supervised weight loss company in Southern California. The role allowed her to combine her passion for nutrition medicine with hands-on experience in addressing the complications of obesity.

In 2016, Dr. Lee became a member of The Obesity Society TOS, Obesity Action Coalition, and the American Society of Nutrition.[6] She is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS).[7] he is also a member of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

In 2022, Dr. Lee started as a chief medical officer at Pear Health Labs, a digital coaching platform designed to provide daily workout support and hyper-personalized, adaptive digital fitness.

Apart from that, Dr. Lee is also a renowned keynote speaker, researcher, and author. She has addressed several events sharing her expertise as a nutritionist.[8] She remains active in educating the community through corporate wellness seminars, weekend community seminars, and participation in health and nutrition conferences.

Dr. Lee is the author of the book “Access: Addressing the Obesity Crisis,” published by American Book Warehouse. The book discusses the challenges related to overweight and obesity, including weight bias and discrimination in public settings such as work environments, healthcare facilities, and educational setups.

Research and publication

  • Heber D, Li Z, Garcia Loret, Wong AM, Lee TY, Thames G, Krak M, Zhang Y. Sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprout extract attenuates nasal allergic response to diesel exhaust particles. Food funct.2013 Nov 28.
  • Lee Amy, Li Zhaoping, Heber David. Effects of dihydrocapsiate on adaptive and diet induced thermogenesis with a high protein very low calorie diet: RCT. Nutrition & Metabolism 2010. 7:78 dol.[9]
  • Li Zhaoping, Karp Hannah, Zerlin A, Lee Amy. Absorption of silicon from artesian aquifer water and its impact on bone health in postmenopausal women: 12 week pilot study. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:44.
  • Ahdoot, Jacob. Lee, Tsz Ying. Abstract: EXPECT the UNEXPECTED: A Case in Primary Hepatic Lymphoma. Accepted for presentation. Presented at the ACP Meeting in Oct, 2006.
  • Misra, S. Lee, Tsz Ying Amy. Abstract: Benefits in the Utilization of the pH probe in Assessing the Physiology and Integrity of the Nissen Fundoplication in Children. DDW at Los Angeles 2005.
  • Misra, S. Lee, Tsz Ying Amy. Ginsel K. Chronic Constipation in Overweight Children. Journal of Parenteral Enteral Nutrition. 2006. 30: 81-84. Presented at DDW 2004 in New Orleans and the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Paris, France 2004.


  • Access: Addressing the Obesity Crisis (January 2022)[10]

Personal life

Dr. Lee currently resides in South Orange County with her husband. She is fluent in English and Cantonese.

In the media



  1. "Las Vegas experts weigh in on shedding the 'quarantine 15'". KTNV. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  2. "Staying healthy is good way". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  3. Pirie, Kaitlyn (8 March 2021). "Millions of Americans Currently Have Their Health Misclassified on the Basis of BMI". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  4. "Drinking too many energy drinks can lead to a litany of health issues". PhillyVoice. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  5. "Immune-boosting foods help you fight off viruses, colds". fox43.com. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  6. "Is Organic Baby Food Really Necessary? Here's What an Expert Says (Exclusive)". Green Matters. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  7. "Importance of Eating Healthy During a Pandemic, as Explained by Nutritionist". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  8. "‎A Mom's Life: Nutrition: myth vs fact on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  9. "Get Your Metabolism Revved Up". WFLA. 9 March 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  10. Lee, Dr Amy; Cfp, Douglas Ramsthel; Mba, Jessica Carpenter Rdn (21 January 2022). "Access: Addressing the Obesity Crisis". amazon.com. Dorrance Publishing Co. Retrieved 17 January 2024.

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