Dr. Delphine J. Lee is Director of the Carolyn Dirks and Brett Dougherty Laboratory for Cancer Research and Department of Translational Immunology at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Recruited from her previous position at UCLA as the former Director of Cutaneous Autoimmune Diseases, Dr. Lee has expertise in autoimmune skin diseases, including vitiligo, pemphigus, pemphigoid, skin lupus, dermatomyositis, and other complex rashes. Dr. Lee has been awarded several grants for her work in dermatology and immunology, including the relationship between vitiligo and melanoma. Her NIH-funded research analyzes how the immune system functions in the skin. Her previous accolades include University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee Award, Victor D. Newcomer Award, and Stein Oppenheimer Endowment Award. She has also received awards from the American Skin Association, Dermatology Foundation, Fashion Footwear Association of New York, Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer, and Avon Foundation for Women.

Medical School
  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • University of California San Diego Medical Center, CA
  • University of California San Diego Medical Center, CA
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese


Dermatological Center for Skin Health
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Garden Level
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 449-5265
(310) 449-5273


  • Dermatology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Home & Nursing Home Visits (House Calls)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Lupus (Erythematous)
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Autoimmune Skin Disease
  • Blistering Diseases
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Hair Loss
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Pigmentation Problems
  • Melasma
  • Scabies
  • Skin Infections
  • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
  • Complicated Rashes
  • Atypical Moles


Insurances Accepted
  • Accepts PPOs (Out of Network)
  • Medicare