Dr I-Lynn Lee
Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians, 2012; Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Melbourne 2004; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 2004
I-Lynn trained as a specialist endocrinologist in Melbourne. She moved to Darwin 3 years ago to embark on a PhD at Menzies, supervised by Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown and Professor Kerin O'Dea, examining the maternal outcomes of women with diabetes in pregnancy in the Northern Territory. She also worked part-time as an endocrinologist with Royal Darwin Hospital in the Thyroid Clinic.
I-Lynn recently relocated to Melbourne, Victoria where she is completing her PhD and also practices as a staff specialist at Sunshine and Epworth hospital.
She has been awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award (2011) and Northern Territory Research and Innovation scholarship grant (2012).
The outcomes for pregnant women in the Northern Territory with diabetes were the focus of a presentation at a conference held by the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.
Among indigenous and nonindigenous women in Australia, the use of metformin in treating hyperglycemic conditions during pregnancy, does not lead to serious adverse events.