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Dale Young Lee, MD, MSCE

Dale Young Lee, MD, MSCE

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

On staff since August 2014

Children's Title: Director of the Celiac Disease Program

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"As a specialist in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, I care for a broad variety of conditions impacting the GI tract and the body's ability to digest foods. Medical conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease can be intimidating, but it is my privilege to come alongside patients and their families as we develop a comprehensive treatment plan and work towards getting back to good health. My particular area of expertise and research experience is in the role of diet in disease. This includes the thoughtful use of dietary therapy and studying the role of food additives in inflammatory bowel disease. I am a strong believer that diet plays a fundamental role in health and can be utilized as part of the therapeutic plan for many GI tract conditions. My goal is to help children achieve their potential and not be limited by their medical conditions."

  • Dale Lee, MD, MSCE is a member of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology program at Seattle Childrens Hospital. He grew up in Oregon but left the Pacific Northwest for many years before returning to Seattle. After graduating magna cum laude from Rice University in Houston, he earned a medical doctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed specialty training in pediatrics at the Childrens Medical Center of Dallas and was selected Chief Resident. Dr. Lee completed dual fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology and also Nutrition at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. He also obtained a masters degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest and part of the team at Seattle Childrens Hospital. He is co-chair of the Seattle Childrens Nutrition Committee and director of the Celiac Disease Program.

    • meghan Newcastle, wa 03.14.16

      I would highly recommend Dr. Lee! He was extremely patient and really listened to my son and I. He explained everything very well and had excellent bed side manor. Dr. Lee genuinely cares about his patients, he went above and beyond to make sure my son is properly diagnosed and treated!

    • Eric New York, NY 04.27.15

      Dr. Lee is an exceptional human being and excellent doctor. Before he arrived in Seattle, while in advanced training in Philadelphia, Dr. Lee took care of our son and helped save his life. Our boy has very early onset IBD and was very, very ill with a complex disease. Dr. Lee was the point man for our family and was always available, always calm and kind, always gentle but candid, and always accurate in his evaluation. We can't say enough good things about Dr. Lee. The children of Seattle are very fortunate to this fine man.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Clinical Research Award "Response to enteral nutritional therapy versus anti-TNFs in pediatric Crohn's disease" The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Research Poster Day 2013
    Endoscopy Research Award North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition 2012
    T-32 Training Grant National Institute of Health 2011 - 2013
    Resident Teaching Award Single peer-selected third year resident award Children's Medical Center Dallas 2009
    Award for Clinical Excellence Single peer-selected second year resident award Children's Medical Center Dallas 2008
    • Suskind DL, Cohen SA, Brittnacher MJ, Wahbeh G, Lee D, Shaffer ML, Braly K, Hayden HS, Klein J, Gold B, Giefer M, Stallworth A, Miller SI
      Clinical and Fecal Microbial Changes With Diet Therapy in Active Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
      28030510 Journal of clinical gastroenterology , 2018 Feb. : 52(2)155-163 PMCID: PMC5484760
    • Lane ER, Lee D, Suskind DL
      Dietary Therapies in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Evolving Inflammatory Bowel Disease Paradigm.
      29173518 Gastroenterology clinics of North America , 2017 Dec. : 46(4)731-744
    • Braly K, Williamson N, Shaffer ML, Lee D, Wahbeh G, Klein J, Giefer M, Suskind DL
      Nutritional Adequacy of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
      28825603 Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2017 Nov. : 65(5)533-538 PMCID: PMC5653423
    • Lee D, Barsky D, Hughes R, Driggers J, Poupard N, Mascarenhas M
      Evaluation of the safety of iron dextran with parenteral nutrition in the paediatric inpatient setting.
      28758365 Nutrition and dietetics: the journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia , 2017 Nov. : 74(5)471-475
    • Wahbeh GT, Ward BT, Lee DY, Giefer MJ, Suskind DL
      Lack of Mucosal Healing From Modified Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Pediatric Patients With Crohn Disease.
      28825776 Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2017 Sept. : 65(3)289-292
    • Miller TL, Lee D, Giefer M, Wahbeh G, Suskind DL
      Nutritional Therapy in Very Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Case Report.
      28551707 Digestive diseases and sciences , 2017 Aug. : 62(8)2196-2200
    • Eckel A, Lee D, Deutsch G, Maxin A, Oda D
      Oral manifestations as the first presenting sign of Crohn's disease in a pediatric patient.
      28828164 Journal of clinical and experimental dentistry , 2017 July : 9(7)e934-e938 PMCID: PMC5549595
    • Lewis JD, Albenberg L, Lee D, Kratz M, Gottlieb K, Reinisch W
      The Importance and Challenges of Dietary Intervention Trials for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
      28079619 Inflammatory bowel diseases , 2017 Feb. : 23(2)181-191 PMCID: PMC5250567
    • Suskind DL, Wahbeh G, Cohen SA, Damman CJ, Klein J, Braly K, Shaffer M, Lee D
      Patients Perceive Clinical Benefit with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
      27638834 Digestive diseases and sciences , 2016 Nov. : 61(11)3255-3260
    • Bishop C, Simon H, Suskind D, Lee D, Wahbeh G
      Ustekinumab in Pediatric Crohn Disease Patients.
      26854655 Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2016 Sept. : 63(3)348-51
    • Muir AB, Dods K, Henry SJ, Benitez AJ, Lee D, Whelan KA, DeMarshall M, Hammer DA, Falk G, Wells RG, Spergel J, Nakagawa H, Wang ML
      Eosinophilic Esophagitis-Associated Chemical and Mechanical Microenvironment Shapes Esophageal Fibroblast Behavior.
      26727658 Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2016 Aug. : 63(2)200-9 PMCID: PMC4929044
    • Scott FI, Horton DB, Mamtani R, Haynes K, Goldberg DS, Lee DY, Lewis JD
      Administration of Antibiotics to Children Before Age 2 Years Increases Risk for Childhood Obesity.
      27003602 Gastroenterology , 2016 July : 151(1)120-129.e5 PMCID: PMC4924569
    • Stein R, Lee D, Leonard MB, Thayu M, Denson LA, Chuang E, Herskovitz R, Kerbowski T, Baldassano RN
      Serum Infliximab, Antidrug Antibodies, and Tumor Necrosis Factor Predict Sustained Response in Pediatric Crohn's Disease.
      27057683 Inflammatory bowel diseases , 2016 June : 22(6)1370-7
    • Leonard MB, Shults J, Long J, Baldassano RN, Brown JK, Hommel K, Zemel BS, Mahboubi S, Howard Whitehead K, Herskovitz R, Lee D, Rausch J, Rubin CT
      Effect of Low-Magnitude Mechanical Stimuli on Bone Density and Structure in Pediatric Crohn's Disease: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
      26821779 Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research , 2016 June : 31(6)1177-88 PMCID: PMC4891301
    • Obih C, Wahbeh G, Lee D, Braly K, Giefer M, Shaffer ML, Nielson H, Suskind DL
      Specific carbohydrate diet for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in clinical practice within an academic IBD center.
      26655069 Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.) , 2016 Apr, : 32(4)418-25
    • Lee D, Suskind D
      Individualized Food-Based Dietary Therapy for Crohn's Disease: Are We Making Progress?
      26860506 Digestive diseases and sciences , 2016 Apr, : 61(4)958-60
    • Obih C, Wahbeh G, Lee D, Braly K, Giefer M, Shaffer ML, Nielson H, Suskind DL
      Specific carbohydrate diet for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in clinical practice within an academic IBD center.
      26655069 Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.) , 2016 Apr, : 32(4)418-25
    • Lewis JD, Chen EZ, Baldassano RN, Otley AR, Griffiths AM, Lee D, Bittinger K, Bailey A, Friedman ES, Hoffmann C, Albenberg L, Sinha R, Compher C, Gilroy E, Nessel L, Grant A, Chehoud C, Li H, Wu GD, Bushman FD
      Inflammation, Antibiotics, and Diet as Environmental Stressors of the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Crohn's Disease.
      26468751 Cell host and microbe , 2015 Oct. 14 : 18(4)489-500 PMCID: PMC4633303
    • Lee D, Baldassano RN, Otley AR, Albenberg L, Griffiths AM, Compher C, Chen EZ, Li H, Gilroy E, Nessel L, Grant A, Chehoud C, Bushman FD, Wu GD, Lewis JD
      Comparative Effectiveness of Nutritional and Biological Therapy in North American Children with Active Crohn's Disease.
      25970545 Inflammatory bowel diseases , 2015 Aug. : 21(8)1786-93
    • Lee D, Albenberg L, Compher C, Baldassano R, Piccoli D, Lewis JD, Wu GD
      Diet in the pathogenesis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.
      25597840 Gastroenterology , 2015 May : 148(6)1087-106 PMCID: PMC4409494
    • Lee DY, Wetzsteon RJ, Zemel BS, Shults J, Organ JM, Foster BJ, Herskovitz RM, Foerster DL, Leonard MB
      Muscle torque relative to cross-sectional area and the functional muscle-bone unit in children and adolescents with chronic disease.
      25264231 Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research , 2015 Mar. : 30(3)575-83 PMCID: PMC4532328
    • Scott FI, Vajravelu RK, Bewtra M, Mamtani R, Lee D, Goldberg DS, Lewis JD
      The benefit-to-risk balance of combining infliximab with azathioprine varies with age: a markov model.
      25117775 Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association , 2015 Feb. : 13(2)302-309.e11 PMCID: PMC4324381
    • Avitabile CM, Leonard MB, Zemel BS, Brodsky JL, Lee D, Dodds K, Hayden-Rush C, Whitehead KK, Goldmuntz E, Paridon SM, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ
      Lean mass deficits, vitamin D status and exercise capacity in children and young adults after Fontan palliation.
      24973081 Heart (British Cardiac Society) , 2014 Nov. : 100(21)1702-7 PMCID: PMC4386691
    • Hou JK, Lee D, Lewis J
      Diet and inflammatory bowel disease: review of patient-targeted recommendations.
      24107394 Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association , 2014 Oct. : 12(10)1592-600 PMCID: PMC4021001
    • Scott FI, Vajravelu R, Bewtra M, Mamtani R, Lee D, Goldberg D, Lewis JD
      The Benefit to Risk Balance of Combining Infliximab with Azathioprine Varies With Age: A Markov Model.
      25117775 Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association , 2014 Aug. 9
    • Avitabile CM, Leonard MB, Zemel BS, Brodsky JL, Lee D, Dodds K, Hayden-Rush C, Whitehead KK, Goldmuntz E, Paridon SM, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ
      Lean mass deficits, vitamin D status and exercise capacity in children and young adults after Fontan palliation.
      24973081 Heart (British Cardiac Society) , 2014 June 27
    • Enestvedt BK, Tofani C, Lee DY, Abraham M, Shah P, Chandrasekhara V, Ginsberg GG, Long W, Ahmad N, Jaffe DL, Mamula P, Kochman ML
      Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the pediatric population is safe and efficacious.
      23760230 Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2013 Nov. : 57(5)649-54
    • Enestvedt BK, Tofani C, Lee DY, Abraham M, Shah P, Chandrasekhara V, Ginsberg GG, Long W, Ahmad N, Jaffe DL, Mamula P, Kochman ML
      Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the pediatric population is safe and efficacious.
      23760230 Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2013 Nov. : 57(5)649-54
    • Hou JK, Lee D, Lewis J
      Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Review of Patient-Targeted Recommendations.
      24107394 Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association , 2013 Oct. 6 PMCID: PMC4021001
    • Cohen AB, Lee D, Long MD, Kappelman MD, Martin CF, Sandler RS, Lewis JD
      Dietary patterns and self-reported associations of diet with symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
      22923336 Digestive diseases and sciences , 2013 May : 58(5)1322-8 PMCID: PMC3552110
    • Cohen AB, Lee D, Long MD, Kappelman MD, Martin CF, Sandler RS, Lewis JD
      Dietary patterns and self-reported associations of diet with symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
      22923336 Digestive diseases and sciences , 2013 May : 58(5)1322-8 PMCID: PMC3552110
    • Lee D, Mamula P
      What is the role of capsule endoscopy in pediatrics and what are some other new or emerging endoscopic innovations?
      Curbside Consultation in Pediatric GI , 2013 : 237-240
    • Lee D, Cerri RW
      Hyperlipidemia
      5 Minute Pediatric Consult : 6th Edition444-445
    • Lee D, Wallace B. Mascarenhas M
      Parenteral Nutrition
      Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease : 5th Edition
    • Lee D, Semeao E
      Bone Health in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease : 3rd Edition

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Food Additives and Inflammation in the GI tract American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Annual national meeting Orlando, FL 2017
    Dietary Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Annual national meeting Orlando, FL 2017
    How to Interpret Research Study Results: Are they applicable to my clinical practice? American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Orlando, FL 2017
    Too Little Too Late: Pearls of Nutrient Deficiency and Excess American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Austin, TX 2016
    Diet as Therapy: Utilizing Dietary Approaches to Treat Chronic Disease Northeast Joint Summer Session Pittsburgh, PA 2016
    Dietary Xenobiotics in Disease Development: Food Processing, Artificial Sweeteners, and Emulsifiers Asia American Assembly of IBD 2016 Beijing, China 2016
    Nutrition as Anti-Inflammatory Therapy in IBD American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Long Beach, CA 2015
    Beyond Medications, Using Nutrition to Manage Pediatric IBD American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Annual national meeting Long Beach, CA 2015
    Inflammation in the Gastrointestinal Tract: Challenges and Opportunities for the Food/Nutrition Approach Food Systems Approach to Gut Health Conference State College, PA 2015
    Fad or Fiction: Case Based Discussion on Alternative Diets North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition annual meeting 2014 Atlanta, Georgia 2014
    FODMAPs: Will it revolutionize our approach to digestive disease? Seattle Children's Hospital 6th Annual Nutrition Symposium Seattle, Washington 2014
    Effectiveness of nutritional and anti-TNF therapy in North American children with active Crohn's disease International Symposium on Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Rotterdam, Netherlands 2014
    Physiologic and environmental cues for hunger and satiety Nutrition Grand Rounds: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2013
    The Association of Diet and Exercise with Body Composition in Pediatric Crohn's Disease Digestive Diseases Week Orlando, FL 2013
    Pediatric Crohn's disease- The role of nutrition in treatment and growth Nutrition Grand Rounds: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2011

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Medical/Professional School

UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Epidemiology

Residency

Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas

Fellowship

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Pediatric Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional support, celiac disease

Research Description

Nutrition, growth, and body composition in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease.