(509) 228-1000 WA
(208) 754-3100 ID

Christopher Lee, MD

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Specialty

Radiation Oncology

Optune

Location:

SPOKANE VALLEY

PROVIDENCE SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER

Dr. Lee graduated cum laude in Biochemistry from Brigham Young University in 1997. His undergraduate education included a summer research fellowship at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He subsequently attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine where he received his MD with Distinction in Research in 2001. He completed four additional years of specialty training in Radiation Oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and University of Utah Medical Center during which he received multiple national awards, including the Beckstrand National Cancer Fighter of the Year Resident Scholarship and RSNA Roentgen Research Scholarship.

Dr. Lee has actively pursued both basic science and clinical research throughout his career. He has authored multiple scientific articles in top medical publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and CANCER. Additionally, he has given presentations and written text book chapters on modern radiotherapy technique and the use of radiotherapy in the care of patients with gynecologic, head and neck, lung, brain, breast and prostate malignancies.

Education

Undergraduate Degree:

  • Brigham Young University (Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry); Provo, UT

Medical School:

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Saint Louis, MO

Residency:

  • Huntsman Cancer Hospital at the University of Utah Medical Center (Radiation Oncology); Salt Lake City, UT

Other:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington
  • Specialty training in Radiation Oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and at the University of Utah Medical Center; Salt Lake City, UT
  • Summer Research Fellowship at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA
 
Certification
  • American Board of Radiology: Radiation Oncology
 
Honors
  • Best Doctors in America® list, specialty Radiation Oncology, 2015-2017
  • National Physician Expert for The Breast Cancer Society
  • 2006 RSNA Roentgen Research Award
  • 2004 Oncura Fellowship for Prostate Brachytherapy, Seattle Prostate Cancer Institute
  • 2003 Beckstrand National Cancer Fighter of the Year Resident Scholarship
  • 2001 Physician Distinction in Research Award, Saint Louis University
  • 1998 Summer Research Fellowship, Head and Neck Oncology, Saint Louis University

 

Memberships
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)

 

Research