Radiology Personnel

John Scheel, M.D., Ph.D., MPH

Associate Professor
Breast Imaging Residency Site Director
Breast Imaging Fellowship Director
Breast Imaging


Dr. Scheel is a physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and a UW assistant professor of radiology. Dr. Scheel earned his B.S. with high honors from the University of California, Riverside. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego and completed his radiology residency and breast imaging fellowship at the University of Virginia.

His clinical practice includes all aspects of breast imaging, including mammography, ultrasound, MRI and tomosynthesis, and breast interventional procedures. His research activities are focused on identifying and addressing health care access barriers in underserved communities (both locally and globally).

Recent Publications

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Breast Imaging in Global Health: Serving the Underserved
Zuwasti U., Abbey G., Pollack E., Scheel J., Chong A.
Current Radiology Reports. 2020 May

Breast Cancer Conspicuity on Computed Versus Acquired High b-Value Diffusion-Weighted MRI
DelPriore M.R., Biswas D., Hippe D.S., Zecevic M., Parsian S., Scheel J.R., Rahbar H., Partridge S.C.
Academic Radiology. 2020 Jan

Earlier Breast Cancer Detection in Peru: Establishing a Comprehensive Program in an Underserved Region
Matsumoto M.M., Widemon S., Farfán G., Vidaurre T., Dunstan J., Krotish D.E., Ferris D.G., García Santos J.M., Mollura D.J., Pollack E., Scheel J.R.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 Jan

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Stage I Breast Cancer: Initial Workup and Surveillance for Local Recurrence and Distant Metastases in Asymptomatic Women
Lewin A., Moy L., Baron P., Didwania A., diFlorio-Alexander R., Hayward J., Le-Petross H., Newell M., Rewari A., Scheel J., Stuckey A., Suh W., Ulaner G., Vincoff N., Weinstein S., Slanetz P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2019 Nov:S428-S439

Understanding Complex Roles of Family for Latina Health: Evaluating Family Obligation Stress
Molina Y., Henderson V., Ornelas I., Scheel J., Bishop S., Doty S., Patrick D., Beresford S., Coronado G.
Family & community health. 2019 Oct:254-260

Modifiable patient-related barriers and their association with breast cancer detection practices among Ugandan women without a diagnosis of breast cancer
Sharp J., Hippe D., Nakigudde G., Anderson B., Muyinda Z., Molina Y., Scheel J.
PLoS ONE. 2019 Jun

Double reading of automated breast ultrasound with digital mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening
Lee J., Partridge S., Liao G., Hippe D., Kim A., Lee C., Rahbar H., Scheel J., Lehman C.
Clinical Imaging. 2019 May:119-125

Factors Contributing to Late-Stage Breast Cancer Presentation in sub-Saharan Africa
Scheel J., Anderson S., Foerster M., Galukande M., McCormack V.
Current Breast Cancer Reports. 2018 Jul:1-6

MRI, clinical examination, and mammography for preoperative assessment of residual disease and pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer: ACRIN 6657 trial
Scheel J., Kim E., Partridge S., Lehman C., Rosen M., Bernreuter W., Pisano E., Marques H., Morris E., Weatherall P., Polin S., Newstead G., Esserman L., Schnall M., Hylton N.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2018 Jun:1376-1385

Role of Family Obligation Stress on Ugandan Women’s Participation in Preventive Breast Health
Scheel J., Parker S., Hippe D., Patrick D., Nakigudde G., Anderson B., Gralow J., Thompson B., Molina Y.
Oncologist. 2018 Jan