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Karen Lee

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  • Diagnostic Radiology


  • MD, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Residency, Radiology
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Breast & Body Image
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


    I am a board-certified, fellowship trained radiologist specializing in breast imaging. After completing my residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and my fellowship training in breast and body imaging at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, I joined the faculty at Mount Sinai.

    I interpret all aspects of breast imaging, including mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs, as well as perform interventional breast procedures such as imaging-guided breast biopsies and preoperative localizations. In addition to my clinical work, I train radiology residents and breast imaging fellows, as well as provide lectures throughout the year.

    I am currently an officer for the New York Breast Imaging Society and am a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and Society of Breast Imaging.


Lee KA, Jochelson MS. Post breast conservation therapy imaging and local recurrence. The quarterly journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging : official publication of the Italian Association of Nuclear Medicine (AIMN) [and] the International Association of Radiopharmacology (IAR), [and] Section of the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and Biology 2013 Dec; 57(4).

Lee KA, Zuley ML, Chivukula M, Choksi ND, Ganott MA, Sumkin JH. Risk of malignancy when microscopic radial scars and microscopic papillomas are found at percutaneous biopsy. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2012 Feb; 198(2).

Edavettal SC, Lee KA, Negishi M, Linhardt RJ, Liu J, Pedersen LC. Crystal structure and mutational analysis of heparan sulfate 3-O-sulfotransferase isoform 1. The Journal of biological chemistry 2004 Jun; 279(24).

Lee KA, Fuda H, Lee YC, Negishi M, Strott CA, Pedersen LC. Crystal structure of human cholesterol sulfotransferase (SULT2B1b) in the presence of pregnenolone and 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphate. Rationale for specificity differences between prototypical SULT2A1 and the SULT2BG1 isoforms. The Journal of biological chemistry 2003 Nov; 278(45).

Industry Relationships

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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Lee during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

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