Katherine Lee, MD

Breast Specialist, Cleveland Clinic


Dr. Katherine Lee is a breast specialist and has been at the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center for 12 years. Her interests include breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, breast cancer research and treatment, and breast cancer disparities in minorities. Dr. Lee has presented her research on the national level for the past several years.  She is also an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.


Grants: She is the recipient of a Susan Love Foundation Grant awarded in 2002 and a Mount Sinai Health Care Grant awarded in 2002.


Research:  She is an Investigator of 2 ongoing research projects:

1. MRI in High-Risk Premenopausal Women study.

2. She is co-investigator for the (STAR) Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene Trial.


Publications: She is the author of the article, Medical Management of High-Risk Lesions, published in the journal Problems in General Surgery.


Media: She has been featured on WOIO, NBC, WEWS, NPR and FOX news and has been interviewed nationally on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. She has been interviewed for the pages of Self, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and the October 2009 issue of Woman’s Day Magazine.  She is a reviewer and author for WebMD website.


Committees and Organizations:

She is a committee member of the Southwest Oncology Group. She is the Committee Chairperson for the Pink Ribbon of Hope Program, an outreach program for all women.  She has given numerous community talks on breast cancer and breast health.