Percy Lee, M.D. is a specialist in radiation oncology at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology.
He is the clinical director of the Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Program at UCLA where highly focused and intensified doses of radiation therapy is given precisely in a few treatments (1-5) with excellent tumor control and minimal side effects. His areas of clinical expertise and research interest include lung cancer, cancers of the digestive tract, and hepatobiliary tumors. His expertise also includes the use of PET/CT scans for biologically-based radiation treatment planning, the use of 4-Dimensional CT scans to manage tumor and organ motion, as well as delivering highly precise external beam radiation therapy using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). In addition, he is interested in developing novel ways of utilizing SBRT and image-guided radiation therapy to improve radiation treatment outcomes.
His research interests are primarily translational: They include developing novel molecular imaging platforms for the use in radiation therapy planning, multi-modality treatments in cancer by combining targeted therapy and radiation therapy, as well as anti-angiogenic drugs for cancer therapy.
Dr. Lee attended the Johns Hopkins University and graduated with the highest general and departmental honors, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He attended Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology program where he received his M.D., and graduated Magna cum laude. Dr. Lee completed internship in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He then completed specialty training in Radiation Oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident.
He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, when he was promoted with a 2-year acceleration. Throughout his training and career, Dr. Lee has earned a number of awards for his clinical and research accomplishments. In addition, he has published in a number of prestigious peer-reviewed journals on topics in his areas of expertise. His primary goals are to provide the highest quality of care for his patients, as well as advancing the current treatment paradigms in cancer therapy.
On a personal note, Dr. Lee is a native of Arcadia, California, a suburb of Los Angeles County. It has been his long-time aspiration to practice radiation oncology near his hometown and to serve the communities that he has grown fond of.