Delphine Lee, MD, PhD, FAAD

Delphine J. Lee, MD, PhD, FAAD

Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dermatology
Chief and Program Director, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Investigator, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center





Institutional Affiliation

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Saint John's Health Center



Transitional Internship, Scripps Mercy Hospital, 2001 - 2002


MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2001
PhD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1999


Dermatology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002 - 2006

Board Certification

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology, 2006

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Autoimmune Skin Diseases, Alopecia Areata, Dermatomyositis, Lupus, Morphea, Pemphigoid, Pemphigus, Vitiligo/Pigmentation Disorder

Scientific Interests

Dr. Delphine Lee is a dermatologist and immunologist who uses molecular and bioinformatics approaches at the site of disease to uncover mechanisms regulating human immunity as they relate to cancer, infections and autoimmunity.

Highlighted Publications

Yang J, Jones MS, Ramos RI, Chan AA, Lee AF, Foshag LJ, Sieling PA, Faries MB, Lee DJ. Insights into Local Tumor Microenvironment Immune Factors Associated with Regression of Cutaneous Melanoma Metastases by Mycobacterium bovis Bacille Calmette-Guerin. Front Oncol. 2017 Apr 5;7:61. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2017.00061. eCollection 2017.

Lardone RD, Chan AA, Lee AF, Foshag LJ, Faries MB, Sieling PA, Lee DJ. Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Alters Melanoma Microenvironment Favoring Antitumor T Cell Responses and Improving M2 Macrophage Function. Front Immunol. 2017 Aug 11;8:965. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00965. eCollection 2017.

Lardone RD, Plaisier SB, Navarrete MS, Shamonki JM, Jalas JR, Sieling PA, Lee DJ. Cross-platform comparison of independent datasets identifies an immune signature associated with improved survival in metastatic melanoma. Oncotarget. 2016 Mar 22;7(12):14415-28. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.7361.

Chan AA, Bashir M, Rivas MN, Duvall K, Sieling PA, Pieber TR, Vaishampayan PA, Love SM, Lee DJ. Characterization of the microbiome of nipple aspirate fluid of breast cancer survivors. Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 21;6:28061. doi: 10.1038/srep28061.

Flaherty DC, Lavotshkin S, Jalas JR, Torisu-Itakura H, Kirchoff DD, Sim MS, Lee DJ, Bilchik AJ. Prognostic Utility of Immunoprofiling in Colon Cancer: Results from a Prospective, Multicenter Nodal Ultrastaging Trial. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Jul;223(1):134-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.03.003. Epub 2016 Mar 18.