Dr. Juno Choe, a board-certified radiation oncologist, will join the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in late May.
Choe formerly was with Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and its cancer center, North Star Lodge, according to a press release from the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.
Prior to that he was the director of radiation oncology for Capital Oncology in Auburn.
He earned his medical doctor degree and finished his internship in internal medicine at the University of Washington. He has a doctorate in molecular biotechnology from UW and holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He also trained in the radiation oncology residency program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Choe has treated a wide variety of breast cancers, prostate cancers, lung cancers, head and neck cancers, brain tumors, gastrointestinal malignancies, gynecologic malignancies and lymphomas.
His experience includes intensity modulated radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, stereotactic intracranial and body radio surgery, prostate seed implant brachytherapy, accelerated partial breast irradiation and other cutting-edge treatment options.
He has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and has presented research at national meetings of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology. He also has been active in the development of medical software to help improve patient care.
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center is a partnership of Lourdes Health Network, Kennewick General Hospital, Kadlec Regional Medical Center and the Tri-Cities community. For more information, go to www.tccancer.org.