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David Syngyu Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology
NOR 5301 1441 Eastlake Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of Southern California. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Duke University and medical doctorate at Loyola University Chicago where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Lee then completed his internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, followed by a residency in dermatology at the University of Southern California where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Lee’s clinical expertise is broad and includes the diagnosis and treatment of medical skin conditions, cosmetic dermatology, and dermatologic surgery. He is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date medical care for his patients and tailors his care to meet the unique needs of each patient. He is also actively involved in the USC dermatology residency training program.


Bashey S, Lee DS, Kim G. Extensive facial sclerosing lipogranulomatosis as a complication of cosmetic acupuncture. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Apr; 41(4):513-6. View in: PubMed

Theyab AA, Lee DS, Khachemoune A. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-induced angioedema. Cutis. 2013 Jan; 91(1):30-5. View in: PubMed

Hancock M, Lee DS, Khachemoune A. Swimmer's Itch. In Heymann, W, Anderson B, Hivnor C, Lessin S (eds. ), Clinical Decision Support: Dermatology. 2012. View in: PubMed

Lee DS, Gulati N, Martiniuk F, Levis WR. CD70 and Th17 are involved in human contact sensitivity. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Oct; 10(10):1192-4. View in: PubMed

Sinno S, Lee DS, Khachemoune A. Vitamins and cutaneous wound healing. J Wound Care. 2011 Jun; 20(6):287-93. View in: PubMed

Lee DS, Sinno S, Khachemoune A. Honey and wound healing: an overview. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2011 Jun 1; 12(3):181-90. View in: PubMed

Martiniuk F, Lee DS, Gaspari A, Yee H, Chiriboga L, Huie M, Tchou-Wong KM, Levis WR. Expression of CD70 and the TH17 transcription factor RORgammaT in human contact dermatitis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008 Oct; 7(10):956-60. View in: PubMed

Elas M, Ahn KH, Parasca A, Barth ED, Lee D, Haney C, Halpern HJ. Electron paramagnetic resonance oxygen images correlate spatially and quantitatively with Oxylite oxygen measurements. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Jul 15; 12(14 Pt 1):4209-17. View in: PubMed

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