Radiology Personnel

Christoph Lee, MD, MS, MBA

Professor of Radiology 

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)

Variability Among Breast Cancer Risk Classification Models When Applied at the Level of the Individual Woman
J. S. Paige, Christoph I. Lee, Pinjia Wang, et al. - Published 2023 - JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

Breast Imaging Research: Tips for Obtaining Funding and Sustaining a Successful Career.
Marissa B. Lawson, Christoph I. Lee, S. Partridge, et al. - Published 2023 - JOURNAL OF BREAST IMAGING

Mammographic density and interval cancers in mammographic screening: Moving towards more personalized screening.
M. Larsen, E. Lynge, Christoph I. Lee, et al. - Published 2023 - BREAST

JACR Health Policy Expert Panel: Private Equity Investment in Radiology.
Christoph I. Lee, Melissa A. Davis, F. Lexa, et al. - Published 2023 - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY

National Performance Benchmarks for Screening Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Update from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.
Christoph I. Lee, L. Abraham, D. Miglioretti, et al. - Published 2023 - RADIOLOGY

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis versus Digital Mammography Screening Performance on Successive Screening Rounds from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.
B. Sprague, R. Coley, K. Lowry, et al. - Published 2023 - RADIOLOGY

Community-based Participatory Research: A Practical Guide for Radiologists.
Arissa J Milton, E. Flores, Eden F Charles, et al. - Published 2023 - RADIOGRAPHICS

Improving Medical Imaging Order Entry with AI Tools: Insights and Action Items.
M. Hosseiny, Christoph I. Lee - Published 2023 - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY

Risk of cancer versus risk of cancer diagnosis? Accounting for diagnostic bias in predictions of breast cancer risk by race and ethnicity.
C. Gard, Jane M Lange, D. Miglioretti, et al. - Published 2023 - JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCREENING

The Potential for Using ChatGPT to Improve Imaging Appropriateness.
E. Varney, Christoph I. Lee - Published 2023 - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY