Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program Director and Kenneth S Lee, MD, was awarded the 2020 International Skeletal Society (ISS) President’s Medal. ISS is an interdisciplinary society focused on the practice, science, and teaching of musculoskeletal medicine. The President’s Medal is awarded to an ISS member, who is younger than 46-years-old by October 2020, for outstanding scientific achievements at an international level.
Dr. Lee’s research is focused on sports medicine. His multidisciplinary musculoskeletal ultrasound research team is studying tendon elasticity and how it can predict injury and monitor healing. He also acts as the Principal Investigator on numerous randomized control trials studying treatment outcomes of platelet-rich plasma therapy in patients with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. Dr. Lee has presented his research globally, including recently receiving an invitation to lecture at the US Olympic Training Center.
Dr. Lee was proud to receive this prestigious award. “I felt immensely honored and humbled when I learned that I was awarded the 2020 ISS President’s Medal. This award wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my mentors, the MSK Section and the Department of Radiology. I feel fortunate that I get to explore research ideas in a team-oriented environment that ultimately helps advance the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.”