Radiology Personnel

Diana Lam, M.D.

Associate Program Director-Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Clinical Director of Breast Imaging, UW-NW
Breast Imaging


Dr. Lam is a physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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

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The Impact of Preoperative Breast MRI on Surgical Management of Women with Newly Diagnosed Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
Lam D., Smith J., Partridge S., Kim A., Javid S., Hippe D., Lehman C., Lee J., Rahbar H.
Academic Radiology. 2019 Jan

Assessment of Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Background Parenchymal Enhancement Parameters to Improve Determination of Individual Breast Cancer Risk
Lam D., Hippe D., Kitsch A., Partridge S., Rahbar H.
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2019 Jan:85-92

Practical Presentation Pearls: Evidence-based Recommendations From the Psychology and Physiology Literature
Richardson M., Curci N., Johnson E., Lam D., Lee J., Sivarajah R.
Academic Radiology. 2019 Jan:93-100

Cumulative risk distribution for interval invasive second breast cancers after negative surveillance mammography
Lee J., Abraham L., Lam D., Buist D., Kerlikowske K., Miglioretti D., Houssami N., Lehman C., Henderson L., Hubbard R.
Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 Jul:2070-2077

Visibility of mammographically occult breast cancer on diffusion-weighted MRI versus ultrasound
Amornsiripanitch N., Rahbar H., Kitsch A., Lam D., Weitzel B., Partridge S.
Clinical Imaging. 2018 May:37-43

A Review of Innovative Teaching Methods
Sivarajah R., Curci N., Johnson E., Lam D., Lee J., Richardson M.
Academic Radiology. 2018 Jan

Advances in Breast MRI in the Setting of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
Amornsiripanitch N., Lam D., Rahbar H.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2018 Jan

Imaging surveillance after primary breast cancer treatment
Lam D., Houssami N., Lee J.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017 Mar:676-686

Breast MRI
Lam D., Rahbar H.
Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen. 2017 Jan:261-308

Are physicians influenced by their own specialty society’s guidelines regarding mammography screening? an analysis of ationally representative data
Scheel J., Hippe D., Chen L., Lam D., Lee J., Elmore J., Rahbar H., Partridge S., Lee C.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016 Nov:959-964