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Scott C. Lester, M.D.

  1. Radiation Oncologist

Scott C. Lester, M.D., is a board certified radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic. He specializes in the treatment of hematologic, head and neck, and skin malignancies with radiotherapy. He has special interests in proton therapy, wellness for the patient with cancer, and incorporation of advanced imaging techniques into radiotherapy planning and treatment. His areas of clinical focus are the following:

  • Management of patients with complex and rare cancers including those previously treated with radiation
  • Treatment of hematologic malignancies including lymphomas, leukemia, and myeloma
  • Treatment of head and neck malignancies
  • Treatment of skin cancers
  • Treatment of cutaneous lymphomas including total skin electron beam therapy
  • Cardiac-sparing radiotherapy
  1. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  2. Cutaneous t-cell lymphoma
  3. Head and neck cancer
  4. Leukemia
  5. Lymphoma
  6. Plasma cell disorders
  7. Skin cancer
  8. Skull base tumor
  1. Brachytherapy
  2. External beam radiation therapy
  3. Proton therapy
  4. Radiation therapy
  5. Total body irradiation
  1. 2019
    ResidentRadiation Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    Internship - Department of Internal MedicineGeorge Washington University Hospital
  3. 2014
    Medical SchoolWake Forest School of Medicine
  4. 2010
    BSDavidson College


  1. 2021
    Radiation OncologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Teacher of the Year award Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology
  2. 2022
    Mayo Clinic Fellow's Association Teacher of the yearMayo Clinic
  3. 2021
    Department of Radiation Oncology
  4. 2021
    Radiation for Cutaneous Lymphomas and Skin Cancers Radiaiton Oncology Residency Core Curriculum Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology
  5. 2014
    Alpha Omega AlphaWake Forest School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Co-ChairMayo Clinic
  2. 2023 - present
    MemberMayo Sites
  3. 2023 - present
    Expert Panel MemberMednet
  4. 2022 - present
    Executive CommitteeRadiation Oncology Institute
  5. 2022 - present
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberInternational Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberRadiation Oncology Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberParticle Therapy Cooperative Group - North America (PTCOG-NA)
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Radiology