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.



  1. Non-invasive monitoring of increased fibrotic tissue and hyaluronan deposition in the tumor microenvironment in the advanced stages of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Vohra, R., Wang, Y. N., Son, H., Totten, S., Arora, A., Maxwell, A. D., Lee, D. Cancers (Basel) 2022;14(4).

Non-Invasive Monitoring of Stromal Biophysics with Targeted Depletion of Hyaluronan in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

E. MaloneyChristopher C Dufort, +6 authorsDonghoon Lee

Biology / Cancers / 1 June 2019

  1. Increased tumor burden alters skeletal muscle properties in the KPC mouse model of pancreatic cancer. Vohra, R., Campbell, M. D., Park, J., Whang, S., Gravelle, K., Wang, Y., Hwang, J. H., Marcinek, D. J., Lee, D. JCSM Rapid Communications 3(2), 44-55 (2020).

Increased tumour burden alters skeletal muscle properties in the KPC mouse model of pancreatic cancer

R. VohraM. D. Campbell, +6 authorsDonghoon Lee

Biology / JCSM rapid communications / 7 June 2020


  1. MRI biomarkers for pulsed focused ultrasound treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Maloney, E., Wang, Y., Vohra, R., Son, H., Whang, S., Khokhlova, T., Park, J., Gravelle, K., Totten, S., Hwang, J. H., Lee, D. World J Gastroenterol 26(9), 904-917 (2020).

Magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers for pulsed focused ultrasound treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

E. MaloneyYak-Nam Wang, +8 authorsDonghoon Lee

Biology / World journal of gastroenterology / 7 March 2020






Semantic Scholar

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 (via Semantic Scholar)

Meta-Analysis: The Role of Race/Ethnicity and Gender in Career Choice
Hansori Jang, S. Pak, Donghoon Lee - Published 2019 - JOURNAL OF ASIA PACIFIC COUNSELING

Non-invasive tracking of disease progression in young dystrophic muscles using multi-parametric MRI at 14T
Joshua Park, R. Vohra, Thomas Klussmann, et al. - Published 2018 - PLOS ONE

Real Time Image Acquisition System using a Image Intensifier and Position Error Verification
Donghoon Lee, 김남훈, 정종범 - Published 2017