Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington. Dr. Lee earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Managerial Studies at Rice University in Houston, TX then his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He competed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, TX and went on to serve as Chief Resident at this institution. Dr. Lee is dual fellowship trained in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology. During his time in Philadelphia he was active collaborating with the Food Science Department at Penn State University, examining unique opportunities to exam the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Lee presently serves as the Medical Director of Clinical Nutrition at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is also the Director of the Celiac Disease Program. His research focuses on the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis and the role of dietary intervention as therapy for active disease. Dr. Lee’s research has evaluated the role of both enteral nutritional therapy and whole food exclusion diets on clinical outcomes as well as the intestinal microbiome in Crohn’s disease. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
Dr. Lee is an organizer for a multidisciplinary symposium on a “Food Systems Approach to Guy Health” with the Department of Food Science at Penn State University. He is a current scholar in the Clinical Research Scholar’s Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital with an interest in dietary therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well as studying the role of dietary exposures in IBD pathogenesis. The research program that Dr. Lee is developing incorporates a multidisciplinary approach including clinical gastroenterology, clinical nutrition, food science, plants science, and nutrition epidemiology.