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W Lee MD, MS, MEd

W Robert Lee MD, MS, MEd

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology and Associate Professor of Urology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Lee is Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and as Associate Professor of Urology at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee’s clinical efforts are focused on the treatment of prostate cancer with radiotherapy (external beam or brachytherapy).  His current research interests include image-guided techniques that integrate bio-anatomic information into the treatment planning and delivery processes, indicators of quality in prostate brachytherapy, novel fractionation schemes in the treatment of prostate cancer. He is active within the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and is the PI of a Phase II trial examining the combination of low dose-rate brachytherapy with external beam radiotherapy and a Phase III trial comparing hypofractionated external beam radiotherapy to conventionally fractionated external beam radiotherapy. He is the PI of a stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) protocol examining the toxicity and efficacy of an extreme hypofractionated regimen (37 Gy in 5 fractions) using continuous target localization and on-line reoptimization.

He is the current Chair of the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which oversees the accreditation of all Radiation Oncology training programs in the United States. His educational research interests focus on the responsible integration of educational technologies into the training of residents and fellows.  He is currently developing a curriculum devoted to improving medical decision making for patients and health care professionals.

Dr. Lee has received the Henschke Award of the American Brachytherapy Society in 2011.  He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Practical Radiation Oncology, a new peer-reviewed journal.