Philip R. Lee

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Philip Randolph Lee
United States Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services
In office
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Roger O. Egeberg
In office
Preceded by James O. Mason
Succeeded by David Satcher
Personal details
Born (1924-04-17) April 17, 1924 (age 95)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Catherine Lockridge (m.1953–?)
Carroll Estes (m.1980)
Children five
Alma mater Stanford University
Profession academic, physician

Philip Randolph Lee (born April 17, 1924) is an American physician who served as the United States Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services under President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 to 1969 and President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1998.

His father was Russel Van Arsdale Lee, who founded the Palo Alto Clinic. Lee earned his medical degree at Stanford University. Following service in the Korean War, he also did postdoctoral education at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center and University of Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic.[1] Prior to his appointment to Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services in 1965, he served as Director of Health Services for the U.S. State Department’s Agency for International Development. From 1972 to 1993, he was Director of the University of California San Francisco Institute for Health Policy Studies; previously from 1969 to 1971, he had served as chancellor of that university.[2]


  1. ^ "Philip Randolph Lee - Biography - A History of UCSF".
  2. ^ "Lee (Philip Randolph) Papers".

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