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Jafi Lipson

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Department of Radiology - Breast Imaging Section 875 Blake Wilbur Dr RM CC-2239 MC 5826 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 724-0362 Fax (650) 736-7562
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 724-0362
    Alternate Contact
    Kathy Beaulac Administrative Associate, Breast Imaging Section Tel Work (650) 723-8462
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> Breast Cancer
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Breast Imaging
  • Medical Informatics

Honors and Awards

  • Junior Faculty of the Year Award, Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Radiology (2011-2012)

Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University - Dept of Radiology CA (2010)
Residency: Univ of California San Francisco CA (2009)
Internship: St Mary's Medical Center CA (2005)
Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2009)
Medical Education: UCSF School of Medicine CA (2003)



Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Lipson's prior research activities focused on radiation dose with CT and the associated risk of cancer. As an NIH-funded T32 Research Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman, Dr. Lipson conducted a study of four Bay Area hospitals in which she reviewed 1,200 CT examinations and CT radiation dose reports; estimated the effective dose from each examination; and calculated the associated risk of cancer attributable to that effective dose. Her study culminated in an article entitled "Radiation Dose Associated with Common Computed Tomography Examinations and the Associated Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer" (Arch Intern Med. 2009 Dec 14;169(22):2078-86), which is one of only a few articles that have raised national attention regarding the issue of medical radiation and the need for clinical practice guidelines to track and reduce dose.

Dr. Lipson's current research interests include the classification and quantification of dynamic contrast enhanced breast MRI patterns of response to poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor therapy in the neoadjuvant treatment of triple-negative and BRCA-associated breast cancer; the evaluation of mammographic density and breast cancer risk; early breast cancer detection using contrast enhanced spectral mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and high resolution breast MRI; and identifying new molecular imaging biomarkers of cancer burden and neoadjuvant chemotherapy response.


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