Dr Joy Lee has a special interest in the management and treatment of allergic diseases, including allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and allergic asthma, and has experience in the use of immunotherapy for grass pollen and dust mite allergy as well as monoclonal antibody treatments for severe asthma and urticaria.
She see adults and adolescents 16 years or older in the practice.
Dr Lee performs postgraduate research in difficult asthma with the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Her research has focused on improving asthma inhaler usage, difficult to control asthma and epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Dr Lee is also an investigator in clinical trials for therapies in asthma and allergic nasal disease. She is participating in the Monash Graduate Program and is undertaking papers in epidemiology, public health and biostatistics. Her research has been recognised with awards from both the TSANZ and the National Asthma Council for her research in asthma in 2016 and 2017. She has spoken at multiple national meetings on her research and speaks regularly in her capacity as a medical educator. She leads the asthma and allergy unit at the Austin hospital and also continues to consult in the public sector at the Alfred hospital and Monash Medical centre.
Dr Lee completed her basic medical training at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, graduating with a Bachelor of Human Biology in 2005 and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 2007. She completed her basic physician training at the Alfred hospital with further specialty advanced training in Respiratory and Sleep medicine at Monash Medical Centre and St Vincent’s hospitals in Melbourne. In 2015 she became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and in 2016 she completed a dedicated fellowship in Severe Asthma and Allergy at the Alfred hospital, Melbourne.
Dr Lee is a current member of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ), the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), European Respiratory Society (ERS), American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA).