Dr. Janie M. Lee directs the breast imaging clinical service at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
To help our patients live longer, healthier lives by providing care that is grounded in evidence and reflects their individual values and preferences.
Breast Cancer Diagnostics
- Director, SCCA Breast Imaging
- Associate Professor, Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine
- Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania
- Residency: Diagnostic radiology, University of Pennsylvania
- Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Master of Health Policy and Management: Harvard School of Public Health
- Dr. Lee discusses Washington state's new breast density notification law in Right as Rain by UW Medicine.
Janie M. Lee, MD joined the University of Washington as an associate professor of radiology and as the clinical director of breast imaging at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in August 2013.
“I’ve always been interested in women’s health,” Dr. Lee said. “I started my medical career at a time when including women and minorities in major clinical trials was being recognized as critical for understanding how treatments affect all of our patients.”
Dr. Lee completed her diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, her clinical fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned her master’s in health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Lee aims to advance women’s health through a combination of clinical, research, and educational efforts. In the breast imaging clinic, she applies state-of-the-art technologies to diagnose breast cancer. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on integrating information about patient risk factors, cancer biology, and new imaging tests to improve how we diagnose new breast cancers or recurrences in survivors.
“By tailoring screening approaches to patient characteristics such as breast density and family history, we may be able to apply screening more intensively in higher risk women to detect more early breast cancers,” Dr. Lee said. “And at the same time, screen women at lower risk less intensively to minimize false-positive test results.”
Outside of work, Dr. Lee and her family enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest.