Dr. Lee is a former fellow at The Steadman Clinic and graduate of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
ASPEN/VAIL, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jared Lee, M.D., has been named Medical Director of The Steadman Clinic’s soon-to-open clinic that will serve the Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley communities.
The appointment for Dr. Lee marks a return to The Steadman Clinic, where the Brigham Young University alumnus (and former football captain) served as a fellow from 2012-13. Since then, he moved on to join the practice at Bighorn Medical Center in Cody, Wyoming, and has served as a shoulder, knee, hip and sports medicine specialist there for over seven years. Prior to his fellowship at The Steadman Clinic, Dr. Lee completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, serving as Administrative Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“I am honored to join The Steadman Clinic and to work side by side with world-class surgeons in an organization that has consistently been regarded as the apex of orthopaedic care,” said Dr. Lee. “My desire is to contribute and build on the great name and reputation they have established.
“The time I had at The Steadman Clinic during my fellowship was extremely formative,” continued Dr. Lee. “My experience at Harvard was wonderful—I learned a great deal and have tremendous mentors from my time there. I was then very fortunate to be a fellow at The Steadman Clinic. They do everything right. They take great care of their patients. This model is something I have tried to replicate in Wyoming and it has helped me be extremely successful in building a cutting-edge practice at Bighorn Medical Center.”
Dr. Lee sees the new operation in Aspen as an extension of the work being done at The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail.
“We’re working to establish this clinic in Aspen with the same high quality of patient care that is consistent with the caliber of The Steadman Clinic in Vail,” said Dr. Lee. “We want our patients to benefit from the same feel, the same quality, the same responsiveness that patients have received at The Steadman Clinic since Dr. Steadman founded it many years ago.”
“Dr. Lee represents exactly what we are looking for to head up our operations in Aspen,” said Dr. Marc J. Philippon, managing partner of The Steadman Clinic and co-chair of SPRI. “He is recognized as one of the top rising orthopaedic surgeons in our industry and has embraced the challenges of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine during his successful tenure at Bighorn Medical Center. I know he will be a great leader for our staff in Aspen and will guide our operations well as we begin to expand our services at Aspen Valley Hospital and our new center in Basalt.”
“Recruiting Dr. Lee demonstrates our commitment to providing world-class patient care in Aspen,” said Dan Drawbaugh, CEO of The Steadman Clinic and SPRI. “As one of our former fellows, Dr.
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Threaten Lawsuit Over Billboards Criticizing Them for COVID-19 Response
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty The Lincoln Project billboards in New York City
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threatened to sue an anti-Trump group over billboards in New York City blasting the senior White House aides for their role in the government’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
The Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump Republicans focused on preventing Donald Trump’s re-election on Nov. 3, recently set up two giant billboards in N.Y.C.’s Times Square that feature the president’s 38-year-old daughter on one and her husband, 39, on another.
In the first billboard, Ivanka is seen smiling and gesturing toward a set of statistics that more than 33,000 New Yorkers and more than 224,000 Americans have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As noted elsewhere, the photo used is the same one that Ivanka posted in a controversial tweet in July promoting Goya beans, which drew backlash from some who said the Trump administration was endorsing a specific company.
In the adjacent billboard, Kushner, who like his wife serves as an adviser to the president, can be seen smiling beside something that Vanity Fair quoted him saying during a meeting in March: “[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem.” (Kushner disputes saying this.)
The bottom of the billboard with his photo is lined with red-and-white body bags.
The billboards are set to remain through at least two days after the election, per The New York Times.
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Alex Wong/Getty From left: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
The couple was not pleased, according to an attorney representing them, who sent a letter on Friday to The Lincoln Project threatening a lawsuit if the billboards were not removed.
Marc E. Kasowitz, the lawyer, called the billboards “false, malicious and defamatory.”
Kasowitz also took issue with the juxtaposition on the billboards between the disputed Kushner quote and Ivanka’s gesture and the other elements tying them to the death toll from the pandemic.
Kasowitz described it as “outrageous and shameful libel.” (He did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.)
“If these billboards are not immediately removed, we will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages,” he wrote in his letter.
The Lincoln Project, which has built a major media profile (and raised millions) on a series of viral anti-Trump ads and other stunts, quickly posted his letter on social media instead.
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Later on Friday, the group shared its rebuttal on Twitter, calling the president’s daughter and son-in-law “entitled, out-of-touch bullies who have never given the slightest indication they have any regard for the American people.”
“We plan on showing them the same level of respect,” the group wrote in its response.