Margaret S. Lee, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Margaret Lee
609 Albany St (J Bldg)


Margaret S Lee, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Pediatric Dermatology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She has earned awards for her teaching, innovation, and merit in the medical field, including the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award and Boston Top Doctors Award for the past several years. She also directs the BU Dermatology Wellness & Professional Vitality Program and coaches as a member of the Professionalism Resource Service. She is a member of multiple professional societies including the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, and the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, and American Academy of Dermatology. Her research focuses on psychosocial health in pediatric dermatology, patient education and empowerment, atopic dermatitis and vascular anomalies (especially in context of patient advocacy). Dr. Lee founded the nonprofit Comfortable In Our Skin, whose mission is to help young people of all appearances and abilities achieve their full potential by fostering peer support and “celebrating unity in diversity.” As a medical student she also co-founded the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine Creative Arts Society and its literary journal, Whorl.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University School of Medicine, PhD
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS

Classes Taught

  • ENGBE695
  • ENGBE696


  • Published on 5/3/2022

    Mumber HE, Rashid S, Carey G, Navarro A, Oh E, Nasir M, Lee MS. Impact of a Comfortable in our Skin interactive workshop on social media awareness and self-confidence in adolescents. Pediatr Dermatol. 2022 Jul; 39(4):553-556. PMID: 35503183.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/17/2022

    Zambare WV, Tocci E, Sideridis G, Wilhelm S, Keuthen N, Fogler J, Lee MS. The pediatric dermatology psychosocial screen: Promoting psychosocial coping and early identification of mental illness in pediatric dermatology patients. Pediatr Dermatol. 2022 Mar; 39(2):226-230. PMID: 35178722.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/22/2021

    Lee MS, Nambudiri VE. Beyond burnout: Talking about physician suicide in dermatology. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 10; 85(4):1055-1056. PMID: 33895204.

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  • Published on 3/28/2021

    Lee J, Kim HJ, Lee SJ, Lee MS. Effects of Hahella chejuensis-Derived Prodigiosin on UV-Induced ROS Production, Inflammation and Cytotoxicity in HaCaT Human Skin Keratinocytes. J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2021 Mar 28; 31(3):475-482. PMID: 33397835.

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  • Published on 3/13/2021

    Lee MS, Lee JW, Kim SJ, Pham-Nguyen OV, Park J, Park JH, Jung YM, Lee JB, Yoo HS. Comparison Study of the Effects of Cationic Liposomes on Delivery across 3D Skin Tissue and Whitening Effects in Pigmented 3D Skin. Macromol Biosci. 2021 05; 21(5):e2000413. PMID: 33713560.

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  • Published on 7/9/2018

    Dennin MH, Lee MS. Body dysmorphic disorder in pediatric dermatology. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Nov; 35(6):868-874. PMID: 29984846.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Liu KX, Prajapati VH, Liang MG, Mulliken JB, Lee MS. A cross-sectional survey of long-term outcomes for patients with diffuse capillary malformation with overgrowth. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 05; 78(5):1023-1025. PMID: 29203436.

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  • Published on 2/1/2017

    Liu KX, Raff AB, Lee MS. Painful Ulcerative Lesions on Bilateral Lower Extremities. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Feb 01; 153(2):223-224. PMID: 27706472.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2016

    LeBovidge JS, Elverson W, Timmons KG, Hawryluk EB, Rea C, Lee M, Schneider LC. Multidisciplinary interventions in the management of atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Aug; 138(2):325-34. PMID: 27497275.

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  • Published on 4/25/2014

    Lio PA, Lee M, LeBovidge J, Timmons KG, Schneider L. Clinical management of atopic dermatitis: practical highlights and updates from the atopic dermatitis practice parameter 2012. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014 Jul-Aug; 2(4):361-9; quiz 370. PMID: 25017522.

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