Dr. Benjamin Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2001 and completed his internship and Pediatrics residency at Children’s Medical Center Dallas/University of Texas Southwestern in 2004.  He is board-certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine and works as a hospitalist at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. 

Dr. Lee has a two areas of interest: medical education and advocacy.  

He currently chairs the Post-Clerkship Committee, which oversees the curriculum of 4th-year medical students.  He is also the Pediatric Clerkship Director for 2nd and 3rd-year medical students.  He is a member of the Student Promotions Committee, Clerkship Directors Committee, and Medical Education Curriculum Committee at UTSW.  He stresses the importance of family centered care and shared decision making.    

While he is a member of several national organizations, Dr. Lee focuses most of his efforts within the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS).  With the TMA, he has chaired both the Committee on Child and Adolescent Health and Council on Health Promotion and currently chairs the Council on Science and Public Health.  He also serves as a DCMS delegate to the TMA in order to advocate for children who might not otherwise have a voice.


Medical School
Temple University School of Medicine (2001)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2002), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2004), Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Clinical Case Reports
  • Family Centered Rounds
  • Health Services Research


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Hospital costs and reimbursement for short-stay inpatient versus observation status hospitalizations for children with medical complexity.
Arar S, Hall M, Johnson K, Katragadda H, Martinez K, Dadwani A, Chen CN, Devarakonda A, Gribbons M, Challa L, Gupta AT, Patel A, Solomon C, Nunneley CE, Lee BC, Yu AG, J Hosp Med 2024 Jun
Trends in Pediatric Rhabdomyolysis and Associated Renal Failure: A 10-Year Population-Based Study.
Agharokh L, Zaniletti I, Yu AG, Lee BC, Hall M, Williams DJ, Wilson KM, Hosp Pediatr 2022 Aug 12 8 718-725
Hospital-Level Neighborhood Opportunity and Rehospitalization for Common Diagnoses at U.S. Children's Hospitals.
Yu AG, Hall M, Agharokh L, Lee BC, Zaniletti I, Wilson KM, Williams DJ, Acad Pediatr 2022 Jun
Epigastric Abdominal Pain and Weight Loss in a 17-Year-Old Male.
Sanchez MJ, Lee BC Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2018 Apr 9922818769839
Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis (Caffey Disease)
Lee BC Consultant for Pediatricians 2015 Apr 14 4 191-192
A Boy With Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis Associated With Pantoea agglomerans
Chen CN, Lee BC Consultant for Pediatricians 2015 14 3 124-126
Index of suspicion.
Lee B, Brown AG, Patel AM, Torok KS, Muhammad NA Pediatr Rev 2013 Nov 34 11 531-6


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Neonatal Problems. In Step-Up to Pediatrics


Constipation. In Caring for the Hospitalized Child


Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Inductee
    Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society (2022)
  • Faculty Inductee
    Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) (2022)
  • SOPT Clinical Case Competition Finalist
    American Academy of Pediatrics (2018)
  • Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine - Silver level Achievement
    Texas Medical Association (2013)
  • Core Clerkship Teaching Award
    Presented by Class of 2013 for Outstanding Teaching during the Pediatrics Clerkship (2012)
  • Excellence in Education Award
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012)
  • Leadership Scholar
    Texas Medical Association selects young physicians to participate in year long training program to develop leadership skills. (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academic Pediatric Association (APA) (2009)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2001)
  • American Medical Association (AMA) (1997)
  • Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) (2013)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) (2007)
  • Texas Medical Association (TMA) (2006)
  • Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) (2004)