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Hochang B. Lee, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Patient Care Setting

Psychiatry

Biography

Professional Background

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, at Yale New Haven Hospital's York Street and St. Raphael campuses. He also directed Yale's Psychological Medicine Research Center. 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. Dr. Lee is also an expert in psychiatric aspects of restless legs syndrome, and Asian American mental health issues.

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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Psychosomatic Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/17/2000 - 7/16/2003
Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Registrar

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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Awards

2019
Don R. Lipsitt Award
Sponsor: Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Location: San Diego, CA

2019
Donald Oken Fellow Award
Sponsor: American Psychosomatic Society
Location: Long Beach, CA

2018
Visiting Professorship Award (Hospital of UPenn)
Sponsor: Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Location: Philadelphia, PA

2015
The Chairman's Award, Department of Psychiatry
Location: Yale University School of Medicine

2014
Visiting Professorship Award (Baystate Hospital)
Sponsor: Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
Location: Springfield, MA

2008
NIMH/ Advanced Research Institute Scholar
Location: Winston Salem, NC

2007
The Dlin/Fischer Award in Excellence in Clinical Research
Location: Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Amelie Island, FL

2004
Junior Investigator Award
Sponsor: International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology
Location: Basel, Switzerland

2003
The APIRE/GlaxoSmithKline Mental Health Scholar
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association Meeting
Location: San Francisco, CA

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

2000
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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