Francesca Lee, M. D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. She specializes in clinical microbiology and medical education. She is currently Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the University Hospitals and a clinical consultant in the hospital’s Microbiology Laboratory. 

Born in Italy and raised in Spain and Nevada, Dr. Lee earned her medical degree at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Loyola University School of Medicine. She finished her advanced training with a clinical fellowship in infectious diseases at UT Southwestern, where she was chief fellow, followed by a second fellowship in medical microbiology at the University of Utah.

Dr. Lee’s research interests include quality improvement in the clinician/laboratory interface and the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs.

She is active in several professional societies, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American College of Physicians, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, and the American Society for Microbiology.

Personal Note

Dr. Lee’s interests outside of medicine include her family and friends, cooking, and exploring the Dallas area.


Medical School
University of Nevada School of Medicine (2004)
Loyola University School of Medicine (2008), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), Infectious Diseases
University of UTAH Program (2011), Medical Microbiology

Research Interest

  • Impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs on prescribing patterns and patient outcomes
  • Quality improvement in clinician/laboratory interface

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Fellow
    UTSW, Division of Infectious Diseases (2009)
  • Chief Resident
    Loyola University, Department of Internal Medicine (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (2008)
  • American Society for Microbiology (2010)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2008)
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (2009)