Dr. Magee is a pediatric critical care fellow at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. Previously, she was a hospitalist at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, at Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC. Throughout her medical career, she has focused on community health, working on behalf of underserved populations affected by their low-socioeconomic status. In medical school, she conducted a needs assessment at Sheltering Arms of Dunbar Elementary School in Atlanta, GA, and implemented an intervention involving parenting classes for younger parents and created a recipe fair that focused on cooking on a budget. In residency, through her continuity clinic, she served the patients of the disadvantaged communities in Washington DC’s Wards 7 and 8. She created an intervention that focuses on lectures and cooking demonstrations for the parents of overweight and obese children. In conjunction with faculty at the University Of Maryland School Of Public Health, she worked to create opportunities for residents to rotate through their Health Advocates in-Reach and Research Program, bringing medicine to hair salons and barbershops in underserved communities. Dr. Magee received her medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA in 2014.
Paula Magee, MD, MPH
Pediatric Critical Care Fellow, Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL
January 14, 2019 | STAT
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