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Karen Lee

  • ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR Radiology
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Education

  • MD, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Residency, Radiology
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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

Biography

    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.

Publications

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

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Lee did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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