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Hochang Benjamin Lee


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 and Chief of Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Prior to his chairmanship at University of Rochester, he was the founding director and Chief of Psychological Medicine Section at Yale. Previously, he had also been Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, and Director of Research Development at the Johns Hopkins Bayview.

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. 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.

Dr. Lee is the Editor-In-Chief for Journal of the Academy of Consultation Liaison psychiatry and the President-Elect of International College of Psychosomatic Medicine.