Sharon Lee is the founding physician and director of Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, a nonprofit health clinic in Kansas City, Kansas. She established the clinic in a medically underserved neighborhood in order to provide health care to people who normally would not have access to treatment. The clinic treats all patients, regardless of ability to pay. Lee has been intimately involved in HIV/AIDS research and patient care since the early years of the epidemic in the U.S. and was one of the first doctors in the metropolitan area who would treat AIDS patients. She was a founding member of the Kansas City AIDS Research Consortium in 1988, formed the Kansas City HIV Women's Coalition in 1989 and in 1993, formed the Permanency Planning Project of Kansas City, Kansas, which assists AIDS orphans. Lee received her KU bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1974.