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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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

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Radiologist Learning Curve
Miglioretti D., Abraham L., Lee C., Buist D., Herschorn S., Sprague B., Henderson L., Tosteson A., Kerlikowske K.
Radiology. 2019 Apr:34-42

Right Pockets, Right Solutions: Aligning Investments to Address Breast Cancer Screening Disparities
Liao G., Lee C., Liao J.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2019 Apr:586-589

Impact of New Technology Adoption on Breast Cancer Screening
Lee C., Lee J.
Radiology. 2019 Mar:638-639

The Impact of Breast Density Reporting Laws on Women’s Awareness of Density-Associated Risks and Conversations Regarding Supplemental Screening With Providers
Cappello N., Richetelli D., Lee C.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2019 Feb:139-146

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

The Value of Outpatient Imaging-Based Cancer Screening Episodes
Liao J., Basu A., Lee C.
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2018 Sep:1571-1573

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