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Lunch and Learn: Lee Specialty Clinic

Wendell Foster
Event organized by Wendell Foster

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The Lee Specialty Clinic, located in Louisville, offers a broad range of medical, dental, psychiatric, and general healthcare services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Their physicians treat the whole person and work closely with the entire interdisciplinary team in providing quality care for individuals with IDD in a patient-centered and family-focused environment. The cumulative experience of their medical team spans decades and the contributions they’ve made in developing clinical care protocols and improving clinical education have been recognized throughout the nation.

Dr. Matthew Holder, MD, MBA
CEO, Lee Specialty Clinic
Global Medical Advisor, Special Olympics, Inc.
Past President Emeritus, AADMD
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Exceptional Parent Magazine

Dr. Holder is recognized as an international leader in the care of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). In 2002, he took over the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD). Since then the AADMD has set the curriculum and standards that guide medical students, residents and fellowship-level physicians to better treat and understand patients with IDD. Medical schools and residency programs around the world have implemented curriculum changes based on the work by Dr. Holder and the AADMD. In 2005, he became Global Medical Advisor for the Special Olympics. Dr. Holder has trained thousands of healthcare providers in addressing the health needs of athletes with IDD. He also assists the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association in developing and passing resolutions that improve the lives and healthcare of IDD patients. Dr. Holder, alongside colleague Dr. Henry Hood, designed and developed a unique, interdisciplinary patient care and teaching model that meets the health needs of adults with IDD living in the community – the first of its kind in the nation. Today the Lee Specialty Clinic exists as a testament their shared vision.

Sandwiches, chips, and drinks will be provided. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on this event. Contact Cindy Huston at Chuston@wendellfoster.org if you have any questions.