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Christopher Lee, MD


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Optune (Tumor Treatment Fields for GBM)

Radiation Oncology





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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. 

Dr. Lee is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and also a Clinical Associate Professor at Washington State University (WSU) Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. He enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students and residents in ongoing clinical and research projects. Dr. Lee has also served on the International Elekta Gamma Knife Perfexion/ICON Advisory Group, and is the Research Director for Gamma Knife of Spokane.

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), Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), and CANCER. Additionally, he has given multiple presentations and written text book chapters on modern radiotherapy techniques and the use of radiotherapy in the care of patients with prostate, brain, head and neck, lung, breast and gynecologic malignancies.

Meet Dr. Christopher Lee

Undergraduate Degree:

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

Medical School:

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


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


  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington
  • Clinical Associate Professor at the Washington State University (WSU) Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • Research Director at Gamma Knife of Spokane 
  • 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
  • American Board of Radiology: Radiation Oncology
  • Top Doctors® list, specialty Radiation Oncology, 2021
  • 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


  • American Board of Radiology (ABR)
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)