Dale Lee MD, MSCE

Associate Professor; Medical Director, Clinical Nutrition, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Dr. Dale Lee is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington. Dr. Lee earned his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He completed 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 study 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.