In case you couldn’t tell, here at BICRAD we’re incredibly proud of the amazing men and women who make up our team. We have over 100 radiologists on staff, who serve patients each and every day across the bay area at over 30 hospital and outpatient imaging locations. Every single one of our radiologists brings something unique to the team, and we love when we get a chance to highlight them so that patients get a chance to learn more about them not just professionally, but also on a personal level.
Today we’re sharing a little bit more about Dr. Christopher Lee, an incredibly talented jack-of-all-trades who holds Board Certifications in not one, but three categories: Diagnostic Imaging, CAQ Vascular, and Interventional Radiology. We sat down and asked him a couple of questions about life as a radiologist, his professional accomplishments, and what he loves doing when he’s not in the office. Here are his responses!
What qualities make a great radiologist?
A great radiologist is personal, has accurate and concise reporting, and isn’t too fast but isn’t too slow either.
What’s something you learned in medical school that you use every day?
First, do no harm.
How long have you been with BICRAD and what’s the best part about being part of the team?
I’ve been with BICRAD for 4 years now. The best part about my time here has been seeing the team grow and become a true powerhouse in the industry.
What’s the biggest change or advancement that you’ve seen in radiology since you started?
PACS has changed a lot over the years, and we’ve seen some huge advancements in voice recognition.
What would you tell a patient that is anxious or worrying about a particular procedure or diagnosis?
Don’t worry - they call me Dr. Painless Lee.
What does a day in the “office” look like for you?
Usually a mix of IR (interventional radiology) procedures and reading images, along with some occasional clinical discussions with referring physicians.
What is something that we wouldn’t know about you?
I coached my son's basketball team this year and last year. I also apparently look like Jet Li, or so I have been told!
Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Hawaii! You can just get away, relax, and leave everything else behind.
If you weren’t a radiologist, what would do for a living?
Definitely an orthopaedic surgeon.
It’s so important to remember that your radiologist isn’t just your doctor, they’re a person too! Understanding who they are both personally and professionally can go a long way towards reassuring you that you’re trusting the right person with your care. Keep an eye out for our next radiologist spotlight!