Bonnie A. Lee

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Associate Professor, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Pathology
School of Medicine
Program Director, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Co-Director of Dermatopathology, Dermatology
School of Medicine
M.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2005
Phone: (949) 824-5515
University of California, Irvine
Department of Dermatology
118 Medical Surge I
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Dermatopathology, Melanoma and Non-melanoma skin cancers, Inflammatory skin diseases
Academic Distinctions
UCI Women's Leadership Academy 2023
Derm Rising Stars - Fall Clinical 2011
Duel in Dermatopathology, Residency Abstract Competition 2008
Residents Abstract Competition - Carribean Dermatology Symposium 2008
Society for Investigative Dermatology leadership trainee retreat 2007
UCLA Student Council elected representative - Honors Committee 2001-2005
American Academy of Dermatology Medical Student Scholarship 2001
Awards and Honors
UCI Dean's office - Champion of diversity and inclusive excellence 2023
UCI Department of Dermatology - Faculty teaching award 2020
Alpha Omega Alpha, California Delta Chapter 2004
Solomon Scholars Research Award, for outstanding original research 2004
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Sharma AN, Mesinkovska NA, Lee BA. Hair Loss: Evidence-Based Guide to Diagnosis and Management. Submitted.
2. Lee BA. A Comprehensive review of Dermatopathology (14 episode virtual lecture series).
3. Friedman A, Finch J, Kirkorian Y, Lee B, Marathe K, Patel V, Payette M, Zippin J. Derm In-Review Study Guide. 2020, 2021, 2022.

1. Isabella Sanchez PhD, Katerina Yale MD, Bonnie A. Lee MD. A case of bullous pemphigoid provoked by doxycycline-induced phototoxicity. JAAD Case Reports, July 2023 Volume 37, 41-44. DOI:
2. Kincaid C, Phong CH, Fan X, Babadjouni A, Lee BA, Mesinkovska NA. Primary Cutaneous Lymphoma in a Patient with Primary Cutaneous Lymphoma in a Patient with Mastocytosis: Is There an Association? JAAD Case Reports June 2023. Volume 36, P70-72. DOI:
3. Nagalla R, Lee BA, Smith JS, Kraus CN. Eroded pigmented anogenital plaque in an elderly woman. JAAD Case Reports. 2023 Feb 16. DOI:
4. Kincaid CM, Sharma AN, Arnold JD, Horton L, Lee BA, Mesinkovska NA. Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis After Severe COVID-19 Infection. JAAD Case Reports Jan 27, 2023.
5. Phong CH, Birmingham SW, Lee BA, Rojek NW. A case of eruptive lichen spinulosus after toxic epidermal necrolysis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2022 Dec 1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36456468.
6. Almanza J, Dobry A, Ejadi S, Jakowatz J, Lee B. Histopathologic Evolution of Melanocytes Associated With Rapid Clinical Progression of Melanoma: Clinicopathologic Presentation of Hyperprogressive disease in a Patient Treated with Immunotherapy. Am J Dermnatopathol. 2022 Dec 1;44(12):921-924. PMID: 36395449.
7. Hutchison D, Juhasz M, Smith J, Lee B. The “Flolan rash”: An Impressively Asymptomatic and Non-Inflammatory Eruption Following Long-Term Epoprostenol Therapy. J Drugs Dermatol. 2022 Nov 1;21(11):1249-1251. PMID: 36342724.
8. Michelle L, Sabeti S, Yale K, Urso B, Lee B. Smith J. An unusual case of granulomatous scleromyxedema. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 Jul 2;26:66-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2022.06.022. PMID: 35899146.
9. Birmingham SW, Moon DJ, Kraus CN, Lee BA. Enfortumab Vedotin-Associated Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis-like Toxic Erythema of Chemotherapy. Am J Dermatopathol. 2022 Dec 1;44(12):933-935. Epub 2022 Jul 19. PMIDL 35925560.
10. Lentsch G, Baugh EG, Lee B, Aszterbaum M, Zachary CB, Kelly KM, Balu M. Research Techniques Made Simple: Emerging Imaging Technologies for Noninvasive Optical Biopsy of Human Skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2022 May;142(5):1243-1252.e1 PMID: 35461534.
11. Saeed L, Lee BA, Kraus CN. Tender solitary lesion in vulvar lichen sclerosus. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 Mar 9;23:61-63. PMID: 35402678; PMCIDL PMC8990046.
12. Stetkevich SA, Urso B, Saeed L, Hosking Am, Lee BA, Grando SA, Linden KG. Yellow urticaria: a rare phenomenon. Int J Dermatol. 2022 Feb 21. doi: 10.1111/ijd.16093. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35187655.
13. Shwe S, Yamamoto M, Linden KG, Lee BA. Tumoral melanosis and separate granulomatous inflammation due to talimogene laherparepvec. Am J Dermatopathol. 2022 Mar 1. PMID: 35234191.
14. Sattler S, Kraus CN, Lee B, Smith J. Hyperpigmented plaques and nodules in a young man. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Dec 17;18:106-108. PMIG: 34988275; PMCID: PMC8710548.
15. Zada S, Lee BA. Sebaceous Carcinoma. Published as online peer-reviewed webpage:
16. Brody G, Nguyen MO, Rojek NW, Lee BA. A unique case of IgG4-related skin disease and sclerosing cholangitis in a patient with previous hepatitis exposure. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Jul 24;15:52-55. PMID: 34401431; PMCID: PMC8355813.
17. Sargent B, Juhasz MLW, Joe VC, Lee BA, Rojek NW. Carbamazepine-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: the importance of HLA-B*1502 testing in at-risk populations prior to therapy initiation. Int J Dermatol. 2021 Jul;60(7):907-908. PMID: 33608873.
18. Dobry AS, Virgen CA, Hosking AM, Mar N, Doan L, Lee B, Smith J. Cutaneous reactions with enfortumab vedotin: A case series and review of the literature. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Jun 4;14:7-9. PMID: 34235241 S.
19. Ashbaugh AG, Doong J, Lee BA, Rojek NW. Correcting a 30-year diagnosis: A case report of vesiculobullous Darier disease previously diagnosed as pemphigus vulgaris. International Journal of Women’s Dermatology. March 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.ijwd.2021.02.001
20. Duffens A, Cox SV, Lee B, Rojek NW. Cutaneous extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma mimicking cellulitis: a unique presentation. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Oct 10;6(12):1275-1277. PMID: 33294562
21. Shwe S, Sharma AA, Lee BA, Smith JE. Relapse of Plasmablastic Lymphoma With Cutaneous Involvement in an Immunocompetent Male. Ear Nose Throat J. 2020 Sep 21:145561320952190. doi: 10.1177/0145561320952190. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32955361.
22. Mehrabi JN, Baugh EG, Fast A. Lentsch G, Balu M, Lee BA, Kelly KM. A Clinical Perspective on the Automated Analysis of Reflectance Confocal Microscopy in Dermatology. Lasers Surg Med. 2021 Jan 21. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33476062.
23. Tekin B, Song Y, Lee BA. Erythema migrans and interface changes: More than a fortuitous association. Am J Dermatolpathol. March 2020. PMID: 32149832.
24. Mi X, Lee BA. Rash on the chest of a woman with lymphadenopathy. Am J Dermatopathol 2019;00:1-2.
25. Kopelman H, Rashidbaigi A, Lee BA. Vascular papule on neck of a 79-year-old woman. American Society of Dermatopathology Interactive Case of the Month. May 2019 (Published online ahead of print).
26. Rashisbaigi A, Kopelman H, Lee BA. A Large Crusted Nodule on the Upper Ear: Challenge. Am J Dermatopathol. 2019 Dec;41(12):e162-e163. PMID: 30640759.
27. Rashisbaigi A, Kopelman H, Lee BA. A Large Crusted Nodule on the Upper Ear: Answer. Am J Dermatopathol. 2019 Dec;41(12):953-954. PMID: 31764235.
28. Chan A, Shulman K, Lee BA. Differentiating regressed malignant melanoma from regressed lichenoid keratosis. J Cutan Pathol 2017 Apr; 44(4): 338-341. PMID: 28026045.
29. Iammatteo M, Akenroye A, Jariwala S, Lee B, Schairer D, Rosenstreich D. Severe contact dermatitis due to ethylenediamine dihydrochloride in nystatin cream. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Apr 7. pii: SS2213-2198(17)30175-7. PMID: 28396110.
30. Lee BA, Jacobson MJ, Seidel G. Epidermotropic marginal zone lymphoma simulating mycosis fungoides. J Cutan Pathol. 2013 Jun; 40(6):569-72. PMID: 23531038.
31. Lee BA, Yu L, Ma L, Lind A, Lu D. Sebaceous neoplasms with mismatch repair protein expressions and the frequency of co-existing visceral tumors. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Dec 67(6): 1228-1224. PMID: 22552002.
32. Saggar S, Lee B, Krivo J, Krishnamurthy K, Jacobson M. Intralymphatic histiocytosis associated with orthopedic implants. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Oct 1;10(10):1208-9. PMID: 21968675.
33. Wu P, Lee BA, Anadkat MJ. Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma: a case in the Midwest. J Am Acad Dermatol 2011; 65(2):432-434. PMID: 21763572.
34. Lee BA, Slade KA, Eisen AZ. Cutaneous Angiosarcoma of the Knee: A case report and review of the literature. Cutis 2009;83:91-94. PMID: 19326694.
35. Lee BA, Chiu M, Soriano T, Craft N. Adult-Onset Tufted Angioma: A case report and review of the Literature. Cutis. 2006;78(5):341-345. PMID: 17186794.
36. Lee BA, Gottlieb AB. The Safety and Efficacy of Etanercept in the Treatment of Psoriasis. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2003;51(1):S144 Abstract 306.
37. Lee BA, Gottlieb AB. Apoptosis: A Strategy for Psoriasis. Psoriasis Forum. 2003; 9(1):12-14.

Publications (Submitted)
1. Ward SC, Lee BA. Round bodies detected by Treponema pallidum immunohistochemical stain in a case of cutaneous syphilitic gumma. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Pending minor edits.
2. Saeed L, Lee BA, Shiu J. Granuloma-Annulare-like cutaneous granulomatous mycosis fungoides: a case report. Submitted to Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.
3. Juhasz M, Smith J, Lee B, Rojek N. Vulvar erythema induratum caused by pulmonary Nocardia. Submitted.
4. Nguyen D, Htun NN, Wang B, Lee B, Johnson C. Anaplastic Giant-Cell Thyroid Carcinoma Arising from Ectopic Mediastinal Thyroid Tissue: A Case Report with Literature Review. Submitted to Diagnostic Pathology Journal.
5. Rachel Elsanadi BS, Katerina Yale MD, Nathan Rojek MD, Dani Zhao MD PhD, Bonnie Lee MD, Michelle Min MD MSci. A case of interstitial granulomatous dermatitis presenting in a patient with necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis. Submitted to JAAD Case Reports.
Professional Societies
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatopathology
American Medical Association
International Society of Dermatopathology
Association of Professors of Dermatology
Dermatologic Society of Orange County
Other Experience
Managing Director
The Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, Dermpath Diagnostics, NY 2016—2019
Director of Graduate Medical Education, Dermatopathology
HMH Palisades Medical Center, Division of Dermatology 2017—2019
Adjunct Professor
St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Dermatology 2018—2019
Adjunct Professor
SUNY Downstate, Department of Dermatology 2018—2019
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