Libby A Rhee, DO
Dr. Libby Rhee is a Clinical Instructor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Rhee received her BA from Kalamazoo College in Pre-medicine and Psychology in 2003 and a MS degree in 2005 from Barry University in North Miami Beach, FL. Dr. Rhee was awarded her DO degree in 2009 by Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. She then did a one-year rotating internship at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, subsequently entering that institution’s dermatology residency program, which she successfully completed in June 2013.
The author of four articles and two book chapters, Dr. Rhee has also presented at the annual Meeting of the American Academy of Osteopathic Dermatology. She also did laboratory research for four months at the University of California, Los Angeles, studying the role of cyclophilin D in mitochondrial division by down-regulating and up-regulating the gene responsible for Cyp 1, a Cyp D homologue in C. elegans. She has been a resident member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Rhee’s contributions to volunteerism are noteworthy. For the past three years she has participated in the iMentor program in New York whose mission it is to improve the lives of high school students from underserved communities. She has also raised money for Team for Kids to fight childhood obesity and for the Walt Disney World Marathon to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dr. Rhee has also provided comprehensive screenings, healthcare, and health education for the American Medical Student Organization’s REACH Health Fair program; traveled to Ecuador on a medical mission with DOCARE; and other charitable activities. In fact, she was honored with a Service Award from Nova Southeastern University.
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