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Susanna Lee, MD, PhD

  • Chief of Women's Imaging




Dr. Susanna I. Lee is the Chief of Women's Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.



Clinical Interests
  • Gynecologic imaging
  • Gynecologic interventional procedures
  • Female pelvic MRI
  • Female pelvic ultrasound
  • Genitourinary cancer imaging
Medical Education
  • PhD, Yale University
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Place of Birth: Seoul, Korea

Nationality: USA

BA Harvard University
MD Yale School of Medicine
PhD Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

Postgraduate Training:
Resident in Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Fellow in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Lee serves as the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) Gynecologic Committee Chair and, in this capacity, oversees the development and operations of co-operative group trials on gynecologic cancer imaging.  Her area of clinical expertise and research is in female pelvic imaging of all modalities including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MRI and PET and in image-guided gynecologic procedures. Her research contributions have included original research articles on PET-CT for advanced cervical cancer and recurrent ovarian cancer, MRI for adnexal mass evaluation, and on image-guided drainage procedures of pelvic fluid collections. Her other academic roles include Assistant Editor of the American Journal of Roentgenology AJR and Vice-Chair of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Women's Imaging Panel.
  1. Sebastian S, Lee SI, Horowitz NS, Scott JA, Simeone JF, Fischman AJ, Fuller AF, Hahn PF. Comparison of hybrid PET-CT and sixteen-slice multidetector CT in detecting ovarian cancer recurrence. Abdom Imaging 2008; 33:112-118.
  2. Saokar A, Arellano, RS, Gervais DA, Mueller PR, Hahn PF, Lee SI.Transvaginal drainage of pelvic fluid collections: results, expectations, and experience learned over a thirteen-year period. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2008; 191:1352-1358.
  3. Pandharipande PV, Choy G, Del Carmen M, Gazelle GS, Russell AH, Lee SI. MRI and PET/CT for triaging stage IB, clinically operable cervical cancer to appropriate therapy: a decision analysis to assess patient outcomes. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2009; 192:802-814.
  4. Arellano RS, Flanders VL, Lee SI, Mueller PR, Gervais DA. Imaging-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of retroperitoneal metastatic disease in patients with gynecologic malignancies: clinical experience with eight patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010;194:1635-8.
  5. Goldberg-Stein S, Liu B, Hahn PF, Lee SI.Body CT in pregnancy: utilization trends, exam indications and fetal radiation doses. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2011; 196-146-151.

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