Francesca Lee, M.D.

Francesca Lee, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine


Dr. Francesca Lee was born in Italy and raised in Spain, followed by a move to Las Vegas, NV, where she completed high school. She received her initial medical training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, NV. She pursued a residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, where she also served as Chief Resident. 

The opportunity to care for – and learn from – a wide patient population led her to pursue an Infectious Diseases fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. While completing this training, Dr. Lee realized she wanted to expand her knowledge base in microbiology, and completed a second fellowship in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Utah’s ARUP Laboratories. 

Dr. Lee brings to UTSW a strong background in general infectious diseases with a focus on clinical microbiology, as well as an interest in medical education. She is currently the director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the University Hospitals, and a clinical consultant in the hospital’s Microbiology Laboratory. 

In 2019 and 2020, Dr. Lee was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star. She was also included in D
Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Personal Note

Dr. Lee’s interests outside of medicine include her family and friends, cooking, and exploring the Dallas area.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Nevada School of Medicine (2000-2004)
  • Fellowship - University of Utah Program (2010-2011), Medical Microbiology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008-2010), Infectious Diseases
  • Residency - Loyola University School of Medicine (2004-2008), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2008)
  • American College of Physicians (2008)
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (2009)
  • American Society for Microbiology (2010)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor, 2018, 2020-2022
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2019-2020
  • Chief Fellow 2009, UTSW, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Chief Resident 2007, Loyola University, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Quality improvement in clinician/laboratory interface
  • Impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs on prescribing patterns and patient outcomes