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Hochang B. Lee, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 273-5454

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Hochang Benjamin (Ben) Lee, M.D. is the John Romano Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Chief of Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, and Regional Chief of Psychiatry for the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Prior to his chairmanship at University of Rochester, he was the founding director and Chief of Yale's Psychological Medicine Service and Director of Psychological Medicine Research Center at Yale. Previously, he had also been Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Director of Research Development at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

His primary research interests are: 1. Developing innovative models for delivery behavioral health service for medical and surgical patients. 2. Prevention of neuropsychiatric morbidity (e.g. delirium, depression, and dementia) after major surgery among the elders. 3. Asian American mental health issues, especially among the elders.

Dr. Lee is board certified in psychiatry with sub-specialty certification in psychosomatic medicine. His primary clinical interest is in behavioral aspects of dementia care, especially among those elders with multiple medical comorbidities. Dr. Lee completed psychiatry residency and combined neuropsychiatry/psychiatric epidemiology fellowships at Johns Hopkins after earning his MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1997.

Dr. Lee is the Editor-In-Chief for Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and the President of International College of Psychosomatic Medicine.




    MD | Jefferson Medical College

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    10/17/2000 - 07/16/2003
    Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    10/17/1998 - 10/31/2001
    Residency in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    10/17/1997 - 10/31/1998
    Internship in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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    Donald Oken Fellow Award
    Sponsor: American Psychosomatic Society
    Location: Long Beach, CA

    Don R. Lipsitt Award
    Sponsor: Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
    Location: San Diego, CA

    Visiting Professorship Award (Hospital of UPenn)
    Sponsor: Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    The Chairman's Award, Department of Psychiatry
    Location: Yale University School of Medicine

    Visiting Professorship Award (Baystate Hospital)
    Sponsor: Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
    Location: Springfield, MA

    NIMH/ Advanced Research Institute Scholar
    Location: Winston Salem, NC

    The Dlin/Fischer Award in Excellence in Clinical Research
    Location: Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Amelie Island, FL

    Junior Investigator Award
    Sponsor: International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology
    Location: Basel, Switzerland

    The APIRE/GlaxoSmithKline Mental Health Scholar
    Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association Meeting
    Location: San Francisco, CA

    The 2002 AAGP Summer Research Institute Scholar
    Location: Durham, NC

    The American Psychiatric Institute of Research and Education (APIRE)/ Janssen Scholar in Severe Mental Illness
    Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
    Location: Toronto, Canada

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