Radiology Personnel

Christoph Lee, M.D., M.S., MBA


Breast Imaging Fellowship Director (July 2022)

Breast Imaging


Dr. Christoph Lee is Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, Director of the Northwest Screening and Cancer Outcomes Research Enterprise (NW-SCORE) at UW, Adjunct Professor of Health Systems and Population Health at the UW School of Public Health, and Staff Physician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Dr. Lee’s multidisciplinary research program focuses on the evaluation of emerging cancer screening technologies, with grant-funded efforts spanning the fields of artificial intelligence, cancer epidemiology, health disparities, and population health. He is currently Principal Investigator of multiple R01 grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute).

Dr. Lee has served as a consultant or advisor to the National Cancer Institute, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and World Health Organization on various disease prevention and control topics. He currently serves on Washington state’s Health Technology Clinical Committee, an independent body of medical experts that makes coverage decisions for new medical technologies. Dr. Lee has published five textbooks spanning the basic sciences, evidence-based medicine, and medical imaging, distributed internationally by McGraw-Hill and Oxford University Press. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Lee has also served as a senior editor for four medical journals, including currently serving as Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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 (via Semantic Scholar)

Artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance breast cancer screening: protocol for population-based cohort study of cancer detection.
M. L. Marinovich, E. Wylie, William Lotter, et al. - Published 2022 - BMJ OPEN

A Warning about Warning Signals for Interpreting Mammograms.
S. Hofvind, Christoph I. Lee - Published 2021 - RADIOLOGY

Breast biopsy patterns and findings among older women undergoing screening mammography: The role of age and comorbidity.
S. Advani, L. Abraham, D. Buist, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC ONCOLOGY

Prioritizing breast imaging services during the COVID pandemic: A survey of breast imaging facilities within the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium
B. Sprague, E. O'Meara, Christoph I. Lee, et al. - Published 2021 - PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Data Quality, Data Sharing, and Moving Artificial Intelligence Forward.
J. Elmore, Christoph I. Lee - Published 2021 - JAMA NETWORK OPEN

A Continuously Benchmarked and Crowdsourced Challenge for Rapid Development and Evaluation of Models to Predict COVID-19 Diagnosis and Hospitalization
Yao Yan, T. Schaffter, T. Bergquist, et al. - Published 2021 - JAMA NETWORK OPEN

Interval and Subsequent Round Breast Cancer in a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography Screening.
S. Hofvind, N. Moshina, Å. Holen, et al. - Published 2021 - RADIOLOGY

Assessment of a Risk-Based Approach for Triaging Mammography Examinations During Periods of Reduced Capacity
D. Miglioretti, Michael C S Bissell, K. Kerlikowske, et al. - Published 2021 - JAMA NETWORK OPEN

Preoperative MRI in breast cancer: effect of breast density on biopsy rate and yield
T. Onega, Weiwei Zhu, K. Kerlikowske, et al. - Published 2021 - BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT

Comparative Access to and Use of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening by Women’s Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status
Christoph I. Lee, Wei-wei Zhu, T. Onega, et al. - Published 2021 - JAMA NETWORK OPEN