Lie Augustinus Dharmawan, also known by his childhood name Lie Tek Bie, was born as the fourth of eight children on the 16th of April in 1946 in Padang during a time when riots of the Indonesian people against the Dutch were in progress.
After the death of his father, Lie’s family was going through hard times. Economic difficulties, witnessing the death of his younger brother as well as strong moral support from his mother pushed Lie to become a doctor since he was young. Although he had difficulties due to economic conditions, Lie never gave up pursuing his dream to become a doctor, he even dreamed of becoming a doctor who was educated in Germany.
Many universities in Indonesia rejected Lie because they assumed that he was not talented enough to be a doctor. Additionally, the only institution that accepted him was burnt down a few days after he started his studies. Despite this fact, Lie was never discouraged to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. After working hard in many different jobs, Lie had finally saved enough money to purchase a one-way ticket to Germany.
Lie started off with a course in German language in October 1967 during the spring season at the Studienkolleg of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Freie Universität in West Berlin.
In 1974, he graduated by passing his state examination at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1978, Lie finished his academic research successfully and was honored with a Ph.D (Dr. med.) degree from the medical school of the Freie Universität Berlin.
The security of a life in Germany did not make Lie forget his initial dream of becoming a doctor to help a lot of people. Without hesitating, he moved back to Indonesia with his wife and children.
Lie established doctorSHARE in 2009. The vision of Lie and doctorSHARE is to save lives and alleviate the suffering of many people who are trapped in crisis. Also, they should be empowered so they can obtain the ability to improve their own societies. Lie was and is the one who inspires young people in the organization, who are not only doctors but also other professions.