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Constance Lehman, MD, PhD is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Breast Imaging, and Co-Director of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Lehman received her undergraduate education at Duke University and her MD and PhD at Yale University. Dr. Lehman serves on several key national committees including the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Steering Committee and the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Committee on Breast Imaging for Appropriateness Criteria and Guidelines. Dr. Lehman has co-authored breast cancer screening recommendations by the American Cancer Society, the ACR, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. She has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Dr. Lehman has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous single and multi-institution clinical trials in breast MRI, mammography and ultrasound, including the ACRIN NEJM publication that reported adding MRI scans to examinations of women with breast cancer improves detection of a second cancer in the opposite breast. She is currently developing and evaluating new methods of deep learning to improve breast cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Collectively, her philosophy embodies the notion that we improve the health of our community by delivery the highest quality patient-centered care in a setting of active innovation and education.
Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units, and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute. The Research Roundup is a monthly series highlighting studies, news and events.
Breast Imaging at Mass General is the first mammography facility in the country to offer women control over breast compression during a mammogram.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issues final recommendation on breast cancer screening for women at average risk.
Listen to Director of Breast Imaging Dr. Connie Lehman on WEEI Sports Radio in a public service announcement about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Department of Radiology has announced the appointment of Constance Lehman, MD, PhD, as the new chief of the Breast Imaging Division, effective Sept. 1.
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