Radiology Personnel

Diana Lam, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology

Clinical Director of Breast Imaging, UWMC-NWH


Breast Imaging


Dr. Lam is a physician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC) and a University of Washington assistant professor of radiology. Her clinical practice includes all aspects of breast imaging, including mammography, ultrasound, MRI, tomosynthesis, and breast interventional procedures. Her research interests include improving communication and delivery of care to patients, patient and trainee education, and integrating patient and imaging factors to help personalize screening and surveillance regimens for woman with a personal history of breast cancer. She is dedicated to providing compassionate care to all her patients. She grew up in Northern California and earned her bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She then returned to California and received her M.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and completed her radiology residency and breast imaging fellowship at the University of Washington.

As a breast imager, she is dedicated to using evidence-based, state-of-the-art technology for the early detection and optimal treatment of breast cancer. She believes in actively engaging patients in their care through education, clear communication, and supporting their individual values. She is honored to work with a team of specialized physicians and technologists who are sincerely invested in the compassionate care for patients and looks forward to meeting and serving you and your family.

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Radiologic and Pathologic Correlation for Benign Breast Processes
Hoiwan Cheung, Elizabeth U. Parker, Miao Yu, et al. - Published 2021 - CURRENT BREAST CANCER REPORTS

When cardiomyopathy, cancer, and COVID‐19 collide: A case report
Lynn Symonds, P. Natarajan, R. Cheng, et al. - Published 2021 - THE BREAST JOURNAL

Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Audit: Pitfalls, Challenges, and Future Considerations.
D. Lam, Janie M. Lee - Published 2021 - RADIOLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA

Axillary Lymphadenopathy After COVID-19 Vaccination in a Woman With Breast Cancer.
D. Lam, M. Flanagan - Published 2021 - JAMA

Radiology–Pathology Correlation: Inflammatory Conditions of the Breast
Niketa Kataria, D. Lam, Elizabeth U. Parker - Published 2021 - CURRENT BREAST CANCER REPORTS

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Uncertainty
D. Lam, Elizabeth U. Parker, Janice N. Kim, et al. - Published 2021 - CURRENT BREAST CANCER REPORTS

The Radiologist’s Role in a Breast Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
S. Rockoff, M. Flanagan, Janice N. Kim, et al. - Published 2020

A phased approach to implementing the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI‐RADS) in low‐income and middle‐income countries
D. Lam, Pegah Entezari, C. Duggan, et al. - Published 2020 - CANCER

The Impact of Preoperative Breast MRI on Surgical Management of Women with Newly Diagnosed Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.
D. Lam, Jacob Smith, S. Partridge, et al. - Published 2019 - ACADEMIC RADIOLOGY

A Review of Innovative Teaching Methods.
Rebecca T. Sivarajah, Nicole E Curci, E. Johnson, et al. - Published 2019 - ACADEMIC RADIOLOGY