Donghoon Lee, PhD

Donghoon Lee, PhD

  • Research Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
University of Washington
SLU C256, Box 358051
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 685-2357


  1. Ph.D., Brown University, Physics, 1991.
  2. M.S., Brown University, Physics, 1988.
  3. B.S., Sogang University, Physics, 1985.


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



  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Korean Physical Society
  • Korean Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Korean Society of Medical and Biological Engineering



  • 1991, Sigma Xi Award for Outstanding Research in Physics, Brown University.
  • 1985, Graduate Award, Magna Cum Laude, Sogang University.


Previous positions

  • 2002-2004, Professor, Pai Chai University, Physics.
  • 1997-2002, Associate Professor, Pai Chai University, Physics.
  • 1993-1997, Assistant Professor, Pai Chai University, Physics.
  • 1992-1993, Visiting Scientist, University of California at Santa Barbara, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering.
  • 1991-1992, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Pulmonary and Critical Care.
  • 1991-1992, Post Doctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory.