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Michael Lee, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Medical Sciences-Pharmacology
University of South Florida College of Medicine


Michael Lee is an associate professor in the Departments of Medical Education and Oncology. He has spent the last 16-years teaching every area of pharmacology to hundreds and hundreds of students including medical, pharmacy, undergraduate, graduate, dental and optometry students at both large public universities and small private colleges. He began his career in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine where he completed master’s and doctoral degrees in medical sciences with a concentration in pharmacology.

After completing his studies, Lee became a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Upon completing his fellowship, he was recruited by Pacific University in Portland, Oregon where he served as a founding assistant professor in the new school of pharmacy. While at Pacific University, Lee was actively engaged in developing and teaching a number of integrated courses for first-year pharmacy students.

In 2007, Lee was recruited to Samford University where he taught extensively in the areas of physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry and pharmacology. In July 2010, Lee joined the medical education faculty at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine where he taught in multiple areas of the curriculum — biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology and pharmacology.

He was promoted to an associate professor in 2015. He was recently recruited to serve as a founding associate professor of pharmacology at Dell Medical School. Lee is actively engaged in basic science research and medical education research, which is aimed at identifying strategies to improve student learning and the long-term retention of pharmacology knowledge.

Professional Affiliations
  • International Association of Medical Science Educators
  • American Physiological Society
Awards & Honors
  • Teaching Career Enhancement Award
    American Physiological Society, 2018
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award
    University of Central Florida College of Medicine, 2015
  • Golden Apple Award for Highest Teaching Evaluations
    University of Central Florida College of Medicine, 2011
  • Recognition of Innovation from the Class of 2013
    University of Central Florida College of Medicine, 2011