Michelle Lee, MD


Michelle Lee, MD

Radiology Diagnostic

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Michelle Lee, MD

Dr. Lee was born and raised in Wisconsin. She attended UW-Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate education and attended medical school at Northwestern University School of Medicine. Upon completing both a Diagnostic Radiology Residency and a Breast Imaging Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee stayed on as faculty. She joined AU because of the strength of the Radiology Department, the innovation of the cancer center, and the caring nurses, students, residents, and physicians whom she gets to work with. She enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her family.

  • Clinical Interests

    Dr. Michelle Lee is a Board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist with specialized training in Breast Imaging. She graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 2000. Having more than 15 years of dedicated experience in Breast Imaging she has a special interest in identifying and caring for women at high risk of developing breast cancer. As part of Augusta University's Breast Care team, she has developed a high-risk breast cancer program to assess risk, counsel patients about reducing their risk, and provide comprehensive, personalized follow-up care. In addition, her work focuses on patient education and outreach, with the goal of providing all women with state-of-the-art expert care in breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

  • Research Interests

    1. Lee MV, Konstantinoff K, Geigos A, Miles K, Hui D. Breast Cancer Malpractice Litigation: A 10-Year Analysis and Update in Trends. Clinical Imaging. 2019; 60 (1):26-32. PMID: 31864196
    2. Lee MV, Bennett, DL, Appleton CM. (2019, September). Screening For Breast Cancer In Average Risk Women [Letter to the Editor]. Annals of Internal Medicine, page 451.
    3. Messinger J, Lee MV. Paraneoplastic syndrome as the initial presentation for a mammographically occult breast cancer. The Breast Journal. PMID: 31529562
    4. Owen WA, Brazeal HA, Lee MV, Holley SO, Appleton CM.? Focal Breast Pain: Imaging Evaluation and Outcomes. Clinical Imaging. 2019; 55:148-155. PMID: 30825809
    5. Lee MV, Aripoli A, Messinger J. Pseudoaneurysm of the breast following stereotactic core needle biopsy. The Breast Journal. 2019: PMID: 31187513
    6. Lee MV, Shaw HL, Chi T, Brazeal HA, Holley SO, Appleton CM. Palpable breast abnormalities in women under age 40 years. The Breast Journal. 2018; 00:1�8. PMID: 29687544.
    7. Rothan SM Menias CO, Lee MV, El Guindy YM, Jensen CT, Shaaban A, Bhosale? P, Elsayes KM.? Imaging of Familial Tumors of the Female Genital System.? J Comput Assist Tomogr.?2017 May/June; 41 (3): 364-375. PMID: 27861200
    8. Lee MV, Katabathina VS, Bowerson ML, Mityul, MI, Shetty, AS, Elsayes KM, Balachandran A, Bhosale PR, McCullough AE, Menias CO.? BRCA-Associated Cancers: Role of Imaging in Screening, Diagnosis, and Management. Radiographics 2017, Jul-Aug; 37(4): 1005-1023. PMID: 28548905
    9. Brazeal HA, Holley SO, Appleton CM, Lee MV. Patient Preferences for Breast Biopsy Result Notification. The Breast Journal. 2017; 001-3. PMID: 28270497
    10. Ma CX, Gao F, Luo R, Northfelt D, Goetz M, Forero A, Hoog J, Naughton M, Ademuyiwa F, Suresh R, Anderson KS, Margenthaler J, Aft R, Hobday T, Moynihan T, Gillanders W, Cyr A, Eberlein TJ, Hieken T, Krontiras H, Guo Z, Lee MV, Spies NC, Skidmore ZL, Griffith O, Griffith M, Thomas S, Caroline Bumb C, Kiran Vij K, Bartlett CH, Koehler M, Al-Kateb H, Sanati S, Ellis MJ.? NeoPalAna: Neoadjuvant palbociclib, a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitor, in combination with anastrozole in women with clinical stage 2 or 3 estrogen receptor positive and HER2 negative breast cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Aug; 23(15): 4055-4065. PMID: 28270497
    11. Lee R, Matsutani N, Polimenakos T, Levers L, Lee M, Johnson RG.? Preoperative non-contrast CT may help avoid stroke.? Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007: 84:38-42.? PMID: 17588379
    12. Lee MV, Minotti T.? Acute Vertebral Osteomyelitis. New England Journal of Medicine Volume 348:? June 19, 2003: No 35.? PMID: 12815138
    13. Jost SC, Doolabh, Mackinnin SE, Lee MV, Hunter D.Acceleration of peripheral nerve regeneration following FK506 administration.? Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2000; 17(1):39-44.? PMID: 11490076
    14. Lee M, Doolabh VB, Mackinnon SE, Jost S.? FK506 promotes functional recovery in crushed rat sciatic nerve.? Muscle & Nerve. 23(4): 633-40, 2000 Apr.? PMID: 10716776

  • Philosophy of Care

    Augusta University is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, we partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.

  • Specialties

    Radiology Diagnostic

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Section Chief, Breast Imaging

Associate Professor


American Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology - Certified

Education and Training

Medical School: Northwestern University School of Medicine

Residency: Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine

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