More than 47 years clinical experience in innovative techniques to counter the effects of aging.

Includes fellowship training and application in patients in endocrinology, pituitary hormone replacement, immunology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry among others.

Physician in Private Practice, Medical Director, Scientific Advisor.

Current activity:

6 most recent courses from more than 47 years of continuous education and application in patients:

American Heart Association BLS for healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) Program, August, 2015

Suboxone Certification: Following completion of the SAMHSA Buprenorphine Physician and Treatment Program sponsored by The American Society of Addiction Medicine  Sept. 29.2014

Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician and Advances in T- Cell Therapies, Cleveland Clinic

AACE Clinical Research Workshop, Washington,D.C., Sept. 27-31, 2012

Basic Workshop: To provide physicians with the knowledge and practical realities of how to conduct clinical research in the practice setting.

Advanced Workshop: To provide physicians with in-depth knowledge and understanding of good clinical research requirements, including ethical and regulatory compliance aspects of clinical trials, and how to effectively apply these in their practice.

Symposium, Dec. 6-9, 2012



Medical Consultant

State of California, Consumer Complaint Unit

January 2012 – Present Medical Board of California Medical consultants are licensed physicians in good standing who are in practice or employed in the field of medicine in the community. They provide their services to the Board on a part-time contract basis to review quality of care complaints. The medical consultant's role is to determine whether the care and treatment provided was within the "standard of care as practiced in the State of California." The medical consultant may not address every question/concern that you have; however, the overall care and treatment will be thoroughly reviewed.


Medical Director

Lee-Benner Institute for Clinical Neuroscience

1991 – Present Private Practice (Psychiatry, Neurology, Endocrinology), and Director Maintaining an on-going 2 year Fellowship Training Program for physicians in the Neuroendocrinology of Clinical Age Management. Over 200 physicians have been enrolled in these courses.

Principle Investigator KIGS/KIM Research Pharmacia-Upjohn International longitudinal safety and efficacy trials to study the use of human Growth Hormone in adult humans.

1992 – 2006 (14 years) Los Angeles-Newport Beach, CA area

1984 - Present   Private consultative practice: Neuroendocrinology, Psychiatric-liaison, forensic psychiatry, addiction medicine, neuropsychiatry, and out-patient psychodynamic, psychoanalysis, hypnosis, guided-imagery, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy; fellowship trained in forensic and adolescent psychiatry, pituitary hormone replacement, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders, clinical research trials, longitudinal safety and efficacy studies of human Growth Hormone.

1978 - 1984  Memorial Hospital of Glendale, CA, and Glendale Adventist Memorial Hospital Psychiatric in-patient units and consultative liaison fulltime practice;

1972 - 1978 Assistant Professor University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania Hospital Psychiatric in-patient unit co-director and Community Mental Health out-patient Center staff psychiatrist;


US Navy

1952 – 1962 US Navy (10 years) Former U.S. Naval Officer: Minesweeping; Qualified Officer of the Deck Underway; Naval Intelligence Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam; former aviator, flew F4U Corsairs (torpedo fighter bombers) during Korean War



Medical Director: The Lee-Benner Institute for Clinical Neuroscience (Dr. Lee-Benner is a practicing neuroendocrinologist/psychiatrist with a technical background in biopharmaceutical, and clinical research.) Private Practice and Director 2001 to present.

Formerly Medical Director of Independent Medical Examiners

A multispecialty clinic (Orthopedic, Neurology, Psychiatry, Physical

Therapy) for medico-legal evaluations and treatment of Workers Compensation Injuries, 1986-2001.

Licensure &

Doctor of Medicine, Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate, The Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California,

Doctor of Medicine, Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate, State of Florida Department of Health Division of Quality Assurance.

Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, 2000.

Qualified Medical Examiner. Board of Medicine Industrial Medical Council, State of California, 1991, 1993, and 1994.

Independent Medical Examiner in Neurology and Psychiatry. Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Worker’s Compensation, State of California, 1993.

Independent Medical Examiner, Workers Compensation Appeals Board, State of California, 1978.

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1976.

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1967.


Fellowship in Nutritional Pharmacology and Neuroimmunology. World Health Foundation grant, 1984-1986.

Fellowship in Clinical Oncology and the Development of the Hospice Concept, American Oncologic Hospital, Fox Chase, Pa., completed in 1974.

Fellowship in Adolescent Psychiatry and Chief Resident, University of Pennsylvania, Adolescent Treatment Unit, completed in 1972.

Institute of The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., Residency in Psychiatry and Neurology, completed in 1972 followed by nine years training in psychoanalysis.

Fellowships: Forensic Medicine Fellowship in Law and Psychiatry, Jonas Robitscher, M.D., J.D., completed 1971.

Neurosurgical Residency, Philadelphia General Hospital, 1968-69.

Radiology Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., 1967-1968

Rotating Internship - Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa, 1967.

Cum Laude Graduate M.D. with Honors in Physiology and Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., 1966.

Undergraduate B.A. in Humanities - Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., 1957.


Scientific Student American Medical Association, Mead-Johnson Scientific Forum Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 1964.

Institute for Colloid Research, Uppsala, Sweden, Honorable Mention, 1964.

Student American Medical Association, Medical School Seminar in Scandinavia, Honor Student, 1964.

Selected as one of America's Top Physicians by Consumers’ Research Council of America – 2007, 2008, 2009.

Nominated for:

The Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering achievements in health and higher education. Charles A. Dana Foundation. June 1988.

The Gustav O. Lienhard for outstanding achievement in improving personal health care services in the USA. Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences. June 1988.

The Roger J. Williams Award in Preventive Nutrition. Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. August 1988.

American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award. July 1, 1992 - August 1, 1995, September 1, 1994 - January 1, 2001.

California Medical Association Continuing Medical Education Certification. January 1989 - December 1991, January 1992 - December 2001.

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 1992-1994,
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 1994-1995, 2nd Edition.

Research, Publications & Presentations:

International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM)
San Louis, MO-September 2003
Dr. Lee-Benner presented his paper on the Research of Aging-The End of the Beginning.
"Evidence from Biological Mechanisms of Aging: Evolutionary Models Suggest there are Specific Interventions that Make It Possible to Extend Human Longevity."
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"To Be or Not To Be an Anti-Aging Doctor?" Presentation to the California Society of Plastic Surgeons Anti-Aging Panel Annual Meeting on May 27, 2000. Santa Monica, CA.
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Longitudinal Effects from Physiologic Doses of Combined Hormone Replacement Therapy (Pituitary, Pineal, Thyroid, Adrenal, Gonadal) in Adult Humans without Clinical Evidence of Pathologic Disease. Plenary Session; International Conference, Growth Hormone Research Society. London, England, November 13-16, 1996.

Free Radical Theory of Aging, and Recent Advances in Antioxidant Therapies from Longitudinal Clinical Studies in Humans. First International Scientific Symposium, American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine. Cancun, Mexico, November 4-6, 1993.

Review of Oxygen Radicals: Systemic Events and Disease Processes. Editors D.K. Das, W.B. Essman. S. Karger, A.G. Basel (Switz), 1990. J. Experimental Gerontology, 1993.

The Neuroendocrine Theory of Aging and Degenerative Disease. V. Dilman, W. Dean. The Center for Bio-Gerontology. 1992. A review.

Physician’s Guide to Free Radicals, Immunity, and Aging. Second Revised Edition . World Health Foundation Pub. Newport Beach, CA, 1990.

Turning Back the Aging Clock. Dr. Lee-Benner’s scientifically designed and medically based longevity program. World Health Foundation Pub. Newport Beach, CA, 1990.

Physician’s Guide to Aging, the Immune System, and Free Radical Damage. World Health Foundation Pub. Beverly Hills, CA, 1986. A text book for physicians on the practice of preventing free radical induced accelerated aging and immune decline.

A review of Biological Age Measurement - Clinical Applications, by Ward Dean, M.D. 1988. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Vol. 38, No 2: 191, 1990.

"SDAT: Prevention May Be Possible." AGE, Vol. 11, 168, 1988.

"Alzheimer’s Disease: A New Hypothesis." World Health Foundation News and Report, Vol. 1, April 1986.

"Dietary Strategies to Prevent Mental Decline." World Health Foundation News and Report, Vol. 1, April 1986.

"Immunosenescence and Mental Decline." World Health Foundation News and Report, Vol. 1, April 1986.

"Vitamin E Deficiency in Alzheimer’s: A Risk Factor for Increased Lipid Peroxidation? "Neurology Jan, 1988; 38: 169-170.

"Immunosenescence and Mental Decline." Orthomolecular Medical Society Division of Huxley Institute, Annual West Coast Regional Meeting. San Francisco, CA. February 21, 1987.

"Immune Decline and Free Radical Damage." Workshop on "Alzheimer’s disease: New insights from nutritional pharmacology and immunology." American College of Advancement in Medicine, Annual Scientific Session. Anaheim, CA. November 22, 1986.

"Addiction: Treatment and Rehabilitation Overview," Eisenhower Medical Center Desert Rehabilitation Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 1982.

"Nutritional Approaches in the Treatment of Eating Disorders," symposium on addiction in the 80’s, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 1982.

"Behavioral Modification and Group-Therapy Techniques in Treatment of Obesity," at a symposium of the Pennsylvania Society of Bariatric Physicians, Philadelphia, PA, 1976.

"Clinical Use of the Protein Sparing Modified Fast in Out-patient Management of 1000 Obese Patients Over an Eighteen Month Period," at a symposium of the Pennsylvania Society of Bariatric Physicians, Philadelphia, PA, 1976.

"Nutritional Approaches vs. Mega-Vitamins and Conventional Psychopharmacologic Agents for the treatment of Schizophrenia in Adolescents," presented to the Society for Orthomolecular Psychiatry conference on Mental Health Rehabilitation Approaches for the Adolescent, Philadelphia, PA, 1974.

"Anti-Aging Rehabilitation and Rejuvenation Theories Compared and Evaluated in Their Historical Evolution from the Modern clinical Perspective in the U.S.," Presented to the Conference on Longevity, Revitalization at the Bergholzi Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland, 1973 and also presented at the Third International Rehabilitation Conference, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1973.

"Clinical research in family therapy and the inpatient milieu: predictors and outcome in the long term treatment of schizophrenia in the adolescent." The Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1972.

"Clinical research in anti-aging studies of menopausal males, in clinical settings in South Carolina and Pennsylvania, 1966 through 1969." Symposium on Sexual medicine, Atlantic City, NJ, 1972.

"Anti-Aging Studies of Menopausal Age Males using Procaine HCl Intra-muscular Injections Compared to Oral Ingestion over a Two Year Period," Presentation to the Symposium on Rehabilitation Medicine, First International Congress, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1969.

"Myocardial Responses to Catechol amines in Dogs Using the Strain Gauge Arch," Walton, R.P. & Lee-Benner, L.A., Dept. of Defense Publication, 1965.

"Accelerate Aging Studies of Hydroxy-Ethyl Starch and Dextran," Dept. of Defense Publication, 3rd Conference on Colloids, 1964.

"Twenty-four Hour Persistence Studies Using Hydroxy-Ethyl Starch and Dextran in Normovolemic Dogs," Dept. of Defense Publication, 2nd. Conference on Colloids, 1963.

Laboratory research in cardiovascular pharmacology to develop techniques using the strain gauge arch in studies of myocardial responses to catechol amines in collaboration with R.P. Walton, M.D., Ph.D.; laboratory research in plasma volume expanders to determine new sources for plasma Hydroxy-Ethyl Starch as a replacement for Dextran and laboratory research to create a method for accelerated aging of colloids. The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., 1962 through 1965.

Clinical & Teaching Experience:

1987 to Present - "The Anti-Aging Doctor"- Private practice of Neurogerontology, Neuroendocrinology, Neuropsychiatry, Neuroimmunology, Pain Management, Nutritional Medicine and Treatment of Neurodegenerative disorders, Stroke and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation.

1984 to 1986 - World Health Foundation Research grant recipient to investigate nutritional pharmacologic and neuro-immunologic strategies to prevent mental decline and accelerated aging. This project has yielded a new model for the practice of preventive medicine by primary care physicians.

1977 to 1984 - Private practice in gerontology, neurology, and psychiatry specifically in neurodegenerative disorders. Los Angeles, CA.

1972 to 1977 - Longitudinal research study in psychiatric medicine using nutritional, behavioral and pharmacological methods in a comprehensive treatment program. Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Bala Cynwyd, PA.

1974 to 1977 - Clinical research in the use of the protein sparing modified fast obese patients in clinical settings. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

1972 to 1977 - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania.

1972 to 1977 - Forensic Medicine Consultant to the Office of Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia, PA.

1969 to 1977 - Defense Medical Consultant to the Office of City Solicitor, Philadelphia, PA.

1966 to 1972 - Postgraduate Training, Philadelphia General Hospital and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

1965 to 1966 - Management of 250 bed male psychiatric inpatient wards, Cherry Hospital, Goldsboro, N.C.: performed complete nutritional and psychopharmacological studies for sixteen months.

1962 to 1964 - Metabolic studies for hyper alimentation of burn patients. Hospital of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Associations & Memberships:

American Neuroendocrine Society

International Society of Neuroendocrinology

The Endocrine Society, Emeritus Member

American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, Emeritus Member

Elected Member of Research and Study Group of the World Federation of Neurology, Space and Underwater Medicine Division

American Society of Internal Medicine

American Society of Andrology

American College of Clinical Gerontology, founding member

American Aging Association

American Longevity Association

Growth Hormone Research Society

Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The New York Academy of Sciences

The Institute for the Advancement of Health

American Academy of Family Physicians

International Association of Biomedical Gerontology

American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Emeritus Member

American College of Hyperbaric Medicine

International IGF Research Society

Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group