Internal Medicine Residency Program
Lei Choi, MD, Associate Director, Adult Medicine
Dr. Choi graduated from Princeton University and Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1999 she accepted an academic faculty position at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA.
While in Boston, Dr. Choi actively pursued her personal interest in Asian immigrant health care access. She completed an MPH in Health Services and Management at Tufts, and also attended training through UCLA to become a certified Medical Acupuncturist. In 1999 Dr. Choi became the Medical Director of the Asian Adult Health Initiative at Tufts New England Medical Center. Based on her accomplishments, in 2001 she was appointed as the Associate Chief of the Division of General Medicine at Tufts New England Medical Center. She subsequently became the Chief in 2004.
In 2005 Dr. Choi moved to San Francisco with her family. She has held medical positions with the Department of Public Health serving Chinatown, as well as with Pacific Heights Medical Group, an active private practice in Pacific Heights. In 2008 Dr. Choi joined the Family Health Center as an Associate Director, with an active role in the training and education of residents through their outpatient continuity clinic. She remains dedicated to improving medical access to the underserved, and has special interests in health management and medical economics.