Alliance for Patient Safety

                            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil...
                                                                ... is for good men to do nothing.

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

Retaliation Against Sylvia Lee, M.D.

    Sylvia Lee, M.D. was born in Cambodia in 1953. Before she became an American citizen, she lived in China. She shared the fear of upheaval with her parents who had themselves undergone wars and movements in China. On the contrary, the United States stood for justice and stability for her family. She came the U.S. after completing medical college in Taiwan. Until recently, Sylvia characterized herself as “not a very active person”, her favorite pastime being Chinese Operas. She enjoyed “a simple life; however, circumstances have turned her [me] into a whistleblower.” She disclosed fraud when she reported that a psychiatrist was being paid for time that he was not on official dute, nor was he present on site. She gave that evidence to the VA Inspector General, who in turn collaborated with the VA and shared confidential evidence with VA administrators. “It seems that some VA employees' conduct has redefined the U.S. democracy as just a more sophisticated system to allow suppression and corruption in comparison with some autocratic countries abroad. Nevertheless, it is fortunate that I learned of VAWBC and Semmelweis Society; I am deeply grateful for the members' endeavors and their help.”