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Ann M. Lee, MD

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes


  • Dr. Lee's path to Sansum Clinic crisscrosses the four corners of the country. After growing up in the Southeast, Dr. Lee attended college (Barnard) and medical school (NYU) in New York City. Residency in Los Angeles (UCLA) and fellowship in Baltimore (Johns Hopkins) led to 10 years in private practice in Washington State (Tacoma) before joining Sansum Clinic in February of 2013. Education is vital to achieving good outcomes. It's my duty and passion to help my patients understand their condition, treatment options and expected results so they may be best in control of their health. With this knowledge and communication, as a team, we can accomplish meaningful results. Bring me your questions and we'll look for answers together.

Professional Distinctions

  • 2007: David Tate MD Teaching Award for Teaching and Contribution to the Tacoma Family Medicine Residents, Tacoma, WA.

Community Involvement

Practicing since:

 1994 (30 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 2013 (11 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • New York University Medical School, New York, NY


  • UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA


  • UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA


  • John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Additional Information


  • American College of Chest Physicians Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Medical Association; American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


  • Compassionate care for patients with advanced lung disease


  • I love exploring the outdoors, eating well and having fun with my husband and two young daughters.