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Dr Sin Lee - Pathologist - Director of Milford Molecular Diagnostics, Milford, Connecticut ' 'Perhaps, the Lyme revolution in medicine will be initiated by a Canadian Visionary'.
I learned about Dr Sin Lee while reading an article in Huffington Post written by Mary Beth Pfeiffer - investigative journalist. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5873ef2fe4b08052400ee537?timestamp=1483994986602
As I read this fascinating article I saw that there was something very special about this doctor, a molecular pathologist, a researcher, a truth-teller. He has published several times in scientific journals around the world. It was obvious to me that he was on a quest for truth, a quest to speak out, generate discussion and to ask much needed questions regarding the ongoing rhetoric surrounding Lyme Disease - specifically the two-tier testing.
I decided to contact him and see if he would take the time to critique another journal article which had been published in December 2016 and written by Canadian Public Health Department: 'The Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests for Lyme Disease in Humans, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of North American Research'. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0168613
Dr. Lee kindly responded back and we spoke on the phone a couple of days later. What a gentleman. I felt so honored to engage in conversation with this expert - that he would take the time to talk to me. He was kind, curious, intelligent - brilliant in fact, and no-nonsense. I asked him if he would read the above article and respond. Three days later he did. His rebuttal can be found here - posted to CanLyme website: https://canlyme.com/2017/01/31/canadian-tax-payer-funded-lyme-research-not-good-value-for-dollar/
Dr. Sin Lee has now been added to my book of modern day medical heroes. What I found so incredible is that he actually earned the designation FRCP-C (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Canada) in 1966, and later was on the faculty at McGill University in Montreal! Now how awesome is that!
Just a couple of days ago, Dr Lee wrote me back again..with these words.
'Modern American medicine was initiated by Dr. Osler from McGill who brought his vision to Johns Hopkins. Perhaps, the Lyme revolution in medicine will be initiated by a Canadian visionary'.
Sin Hang Lee, MD graduated from Wuhan Medical College in China. After a residency-fellowship at Cornell-New York Hospital and Memorial Hospital for Cancer, Dr. Lee was certified by the American Board of Pathology and obtained the F.R.C.P. (C) degree by examination in 1966. He was on the faculty of McGill University, then Yale University from 1968-2004 while practicing hospital-based pathology. Dr. Lee is currently the director of Milford Molecular Diagnostics, Milford, Connecticut. Dr. Lee has developed and published routine Sanger sequencing-based diagnostic methods for HPV, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Lyme disease borreliae and BRCA1/2 mutations implementable in community hospital laboratories.