Sylvia Lee, MD

Sylvia Lee, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

Mailing Address

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 Eastlake Ave E, G4-940
Seattle, WA 98109-1023

Admin Contact

Anam Virani

Specialty / Expertise

  • Head, Neck, and Lung and Melanoma

Research Interests

Head and neck and lung cancers, and melanoma

Current Research Projects

Dr. Lee is the SCCA lead investigator for the following clinical trials:
Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) for Metastatic Melanoma (2643)


Dr. Lee studied comparative literature and molecular biology in college, then became a high school science teacher in the Teach For America program. She enrolled in medical school at the University of North Carolina and continued her training at the University of Washington, where she pursued an internal medicine residency. She never expected to go into oncology, but during her intern year oncology rotation, she found the oncology patients to be among the most inspiring and rewarding patients she had ever worked with. “They felt more deeply and saw with more clarity the value of our life and the people around us, and it was a privilege to work with them during both their triumphs and difficult times.“

During her hematology-oncology fellowship, Dr. Lee began training under the renowned cancer immunologist Cassian Yee, MD at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Selected Publications

Last updated: January 2015