Radiology Personnel

Christoph Lee, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

Breast Imaging


Dr. Christoph Lee is Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Health Services at the UW School of Public Health, and Staff Physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on breast cancer screening technology assessment for which he has obtained grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

He is the lead or co-lead editor of five books spanning the basic sciences, evidence-based medicine, and medical imaging, distributed internationally by McGraw-Hill and Oxford University Press. Dr. Lee has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters. He has served on the editorial boards of three leading specialty journals: Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), and the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR).

Dr. Lee earned his BA cum laude from Princeton University, his MD cum laude from Yale University, and completed his radiology residency at Stanford University. He completed both a breast imaging fellowship and a two-year health policy fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at UCLA, where he earned his MS in health services research. Dr. Lee also earned his MBA in healthcare management from Johns Hopkins University with election to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Recent Publications

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The impact of legislation mandating breast density notification – Review of the evidence
Houssami N., Lee C.
Breast. 2018 Dec:102-112

The effect of digital breast tomosynthesis adoption on facility-level breast cancer screening volume
Lee C., Zhu W., Onega T., Germino J., O'Meara E., Lehman C., Henderson L., Haas J., Kerlikowske K., Sprague B., Rauscher G., Tosteson A., Alford-Teaster J., Wernli K., Miglioretti D.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2018 Nov:957-963

Should this woman with dense breasts receive supplemental breast cancer screening?: Grand rounds discussion from beth Israel deaconess medical center
Smetana G., Elmore J., Lee C., Burns R.
Annals of Internal Medicine. 2018 Oct:474-484

Automated volumetric analysis of mammographic density in a screening setting: Worse outcomes for women with dense breasts
Moshina N., Sebuødegård S., Lee C., Akslen L., Tsuruda K., Elmore J., Hofvind S.
Radiology. 2018 Aug:343-352

Underutilization of Supplemental Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening among Patients at High Breast Cancer Risk
Miles R., Wan F., Onega T., Lenderink-Carpenter A., O'Meara E., Zhu W., Henderson L., Haas J., Hill D., Tosteson A., Wernli K., Alford-Teaster J., Lee J., Lehman C., Lee C.
Journal of Women's Health. 2018 Jun:748-754

Digital breast tomosynthesis and synthetic 2D mammography versus digital mammography: Evaluation in a population-based screening program
Hofvind S., Hovda T., Holen Å., Lee C., Albertsen J., Bjørndal H., Brandal S., Gullien R., Lømo J., Park D., Romundstad L., Suhrke P., Vigeland E., Skaane P.
Radiology. 2018 Jun:787-794

Addressing Potential Health Disparities in the Adoption of Advanced Breast Imaging Technologies
Miles R., Onega T., Lee C.
Academic Radiology. 2018 May:547-551

Impact of Teaching Intensity and Sociodemographic Characteristics on CMS Hospital Compare Quality Ratings
Wan W., Liang C., Duszak R., Lee C.
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2018 Apr:1-3

Interval breast cancer rates and histopathologic tumor characteristics after false-positive findings at mammography in a populationbased screening program
Hofvind S., Sagstad S., Sebuødegard S., Chen Y., Roman M., Lee C.
Radiology. 2018 Apr:58-67

Breast biopsy intensity and findings following breast cancer screening in women with and without a personal history of breast cancer
Buist D., Abraham L., Lee C., Lee J., Lehman C., O'Meara E., Stout N., Henderson L., Hill D., Wernli K., Haas J., Tosteson A., Kerlikowske K., Onega T., Avins A., Benefield T., Bowles E., Bowman M., Burian D., Butler M., Chiapello E., Chicoine R., Dabbous F., De Bie E., Dodd T., Dolecek T., Eliassen S., Filocamo K., Frawley P., Gao H., Gard C., Geller B., Goodrich M., Greenwood-Hickman M., Groseclose C., Herschorn S., Hofmann M., Hughes A., Hubbard R., Hoots T., Howe K., Ichikawa L., Joe B., Kane D., Knop G., Luce C., Ma L., Macarol T., Mace J., Maeser J., Malvin K., Marsh K., Miglioretti D., Murphy A., Pelkey T., Quick D., Rabelhofer M., Rauscher G., Richmire K., Savioli S., Seger D., Sprague B., Tossas-Milligan K., Vu L., Weaver D., Weiss J., Yankaskas B., Zhu W.
JAMA Internal Medicine. 2018 Apr:458-468