A renowned oncology leader, innovator, and researcher, Dr. Andrew Lee serves as medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy.
Prior to joining Texas Center for Proton Therapy in 2015, Dr. Lee served almost 14 years at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he pioneered many firsts in the field of proton therapy.
He launched proton therapy treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center and treated the facility’s first proton therapy patient in 2006. He served as the first and founding director of the Program for Advanced Technology and also as the medical director of the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center.
Dr. Lee was the first physician to treat patients with spot-scanning proton therapy in North America, commonly known as pencil-beam scanning, which enables greater conformality in tumor treatments compared to traditional proton beam therapy.
He pioneered the use of fiducial markers with image-guidance at MD Anderson to improve tumor localization to optimize the accuracy of proton therapy.
A dedicated radiation oncology educator, Dr. Lee served as the first program director of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Proton Fellowship.
Dr. Lee has been consistently named to the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Doctors in America and was recognized at MD Anderson in 2014 as the first and only radiation oncologist to receive the prestigious University Cancer Foundation Faculty Achievement Award in Patient Care, which is awarded to the faculty member who exemplifies excellence in patient care.
He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters on his research in the areas of prostate cancer and proton therapy, and is internationally recognized as a leader in proton therapy for prostate cancer.
Having grown up in Minnesota, Dr. Lee is an avid fisherman and enjoys playing ice hockey.