Radiology Personnel

Donghoon Lee, Ph.D.

Research Professor


Donghoon Lee received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Brown University. He then undertook a post-doctoral fellowship between Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lee continued his Magnetic Resonance (MR) research at the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Then he has worked at Pai Chai University, Taejon, South Korea from 1993 to 2004. Dr. Lee was Professor of Physics at Pai Chai University before joining in Radiology at the University of Washington. His research interest has been focused on small animal MR studies of brain tumors and muscular dystrophy, and MR quantification using signal injections.

Research Interests

Absolute Quantification using Magnetic Resonance

MR Molecular Imaging (Small Animal MR imaging for cancers and neurodegenerative diseases)

MRI for Muscular Dystrophy

Magnetic Resonance Thermometry and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Nonlinear Gradient Coils design and fabrication for MR



Ph.D., Brown University, Physics, 1991.

M.S., Brown University, Physics, 1988.

B.S., Sogang University, Physics, 1985.


Recent Publications

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Magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers for pulsed focused ultrasound treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Maloney E., Wang Y.N., Vohra R., Son H., Whang S., Khokhlova T., Park J., Gravelle K., Totten S., Hwang J.H., Lee D.
World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2020 Mar:904-917

Evaluation of Renal Stone Comminution and Injury by Burst Wave Lithotripsy in a Pig Model
Maxwell A., Wang Y., Kreider W., Cunitz B., Starr F., Lee D., Nazari Y., Williams J., Bailey M., Sorensen M.
Journal of Endourology. 2019 Oct:787-792

Non-invasive monitoring of stromal biophysics with targeted depletion of hyaluronan in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Maloney E., Dufort C., Provenzano P., Farr N., Carlson M., Vohra R., Park J., Hingorani S., Lee D.
Cancers. 2019 Jun

Evaluation of pancreatic tumor development in KPC mice using multi-parametric MRI
Vohra R., Park J., Wang Y., Gravelle K., Whang S., Hwang J., Lee D.
Cancer Imaging. 2018 Nov

Non-invasive tracking of disease progression in young dystrophic muscles using multiparametric MRI at 14T
Park J., Vohra R., Klussmann T., Bengtsson N., Chamberlain J., Lee D.
PLoS ONE. 2018 Oct

Detection and Evaluation of Renal Injury in Burst Wave Lithotripsy Using Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
May P., Kreider W., Maxwell A., Wang Y., Cunitz B., Blomgren P., Johnson C., Park J., Bailey M., Lee D., Harper J., Sorensen M.
Journal of Endourology. 2017 Aug:786-792

Hyperthermia-enhanced targeted drug delivery using magnetic resonance-guided focussed ultrasound: a pre-clinical study in a genetic model of pancreatic cancer
Farr N., Wang Y., D’Andrea S., Starr F., Partanen A., Gravelle K., McCune J., Risler L., Whang S., Chang A., Hingorani S., Lee D., Hwang J.
International Journal of Hyperthermia. 2017 Jul:1-8

Noninvasive characterization of pancreatic tumor mouse models using magnetic resonance imaging
Farr N., Wang Y., D'Andrea S., Gravelle K., Hwang J., Lee D.
Cancer Medicine. 2017 May:1082-1090

Theranostic Oxygen Reactive Polymers for Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
Xu J., Ypma M., Chiarelli P., Park J., Ellenbogen R., Stayton P., Mourad P., Lee D., Convertine A., Kievit F.
Advanced Functional Materials. 2016 Jun:4124-4133

Gliomas: Motexafin gadoliniumenhanced molecular MR imaging and optical imaging for potential intraoperative delineation of tumor margins
Qiu L., Zhang F., Shi Y., Bai Z., Wang J., Li Y., Lee D., Ingraham C., Feng X., Yang X.
Radiology. 2016 May:400-409