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Margaret Lee MD, PhD

Margaret S. Lee MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics; Director of Pediatric Dermatology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Margaret S. Lee, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Dermatology as well as Dermatology Wellness & Professional Vitality at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine (BUCASM). She earned her MD and PhD from the BU School of Medicine in 1999 and 2005, respectively. She trained for a year in pediatrics at SUNY Downstate, followed by the BU-Tufts Combined Dermatology Residency Program and a combined fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology and the Stuart & Jane Weitzman Family fellowship in Vascular Anomalies at Boston Children’s Hospital where she practiced for several years before returning to her medical school alma mater.

Her research focuses on psychosocial health (in medical students and providers as well as pediatric dermatology patients), atopic dermatitis and vascular anomalies.

Dr. Lee founded the nonprofit Comfortable In Our Skin, a youth-oriented peer support and resource organization that promotes self-acceptance, diversity and a healthy identity within our skin and beyond. She is also a member of the Professionalism Resource Service at BUCASM, where she is an avid proponent of professional coaching for medical education and practice.

Through all of her personal and professional endeavors she also promotes the power of the arts and a person-centered, holistic approach in health and wellness for patients and providers alike.


Dr. Lee receives research funding from Pfizer as a co-investigator for a study evaluating itch and sleep disturbance in pediatric patients. She also receives Pfizer funding as the PI/mentor for a Skin of Color Society fellowship.