Dr. Lesley Reece, MD
Dr. Lesley Reece, MD is a general practice and palliative care physician, but if you were to spend some time with her, you would soon realise that those titles alone simply do not do her justice. Dr. Reece considers herself to be a modern-day renaissance woman, for as well as running her own medical practice, she somehow finds the time to be a writer, blogger, social entrepreneur and aspiring motivational speaker. Just two short decades ago, Dr. Reece left high school to pursue her medical degree at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, followed by postgraduate training in Palliative Care at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
Throughout her studies, Dr. Reece developed passions for a number of areas: family medicine, palliative and hospice care, and youth empowerment. The latter fueled her desire to conceptualize, and bring to fruition, Project BELLA, a mentorship activity launched with the female students of her alma mater elementary school, on International Women’s Day of 2017. Dr. Reece believes that for anyone to be truly successful, girls and women especially, they must be equipped not only with academic and technical skills, but also with a strong sense of self, ambition and determination; she also believes that if through her work she has a positive impact on the life of just one young person out of many, then she still would have done that which she set out to do.