BiographyDr. Lukas is a board certified medical oncologist at SCCA Issaquah where his is an Assistant Clinical Professor with 18 years of cancer care experience. His areas of special interest stem from both his doctoral efforts in understanding the genetics of breast cancer and his experiences on active duty with the US Navy in Afghanistan. To that end, he is deeply involved in clinical trials to advance our understand of and ability to treat specifically breast cancer as well as lung cancer and his experiences in the military propelled his interest in making certain that his patients feel that they are the captain of their ship. When faced with a diagnosis of cancer many people appropriately feel out of control. Dr Lukas' mission is to be the best navigator through the complex field of diagnosis therapy and symptom management and to make treatment of cancer the most healing process it can be.
Dr. Lukas believe it is humbling to be a part of a world class organization of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and even more humbling to bring that world class care to Issaquah and Monroe. Cancer treatment requires full comprehension of the physical and mental abilities and desires before embarking on what is often the taxing journey of a lifetime. His mission is to make the journey as successful and healing as possible.
Personal InterestsDr. Lukas enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children, as well his cat and dog. He enjoys wood working as well as photography in his spare time, as well as reading fiction and non fiction, and the hybrid, historical fiction most of all. In his free time, he and his family like to travel, with an emphasis on going to off the beaten track places.
Univ. of San Francisco
Fellowship, 2007, Hematology & Oncology
UW - Division of General Internal Medicine
Internship, 2005, Internal Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical Education, 2002
University of Southern California
- Oncology, 2010, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine, 2005, American Board of Internal Medicine