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Jafi Lipson

Academic Appointments

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

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
    Administrative Contact
    Valerie Teed Administrative Associate, Breast Imaging Section Tel Work (650) 723-8462
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Bio

Dr. Lipson is an investigator and faculty member in the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Radiology, Breast Imaging Division. A graduate of Harvard College in 1995, she received her MD degree from UCSF School of Medicine, prior to completing a preliminary medicine internship year at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. She went on to complete a diagnostic radiology residency program at UCSF and was ABR board-certified in June 2009. She came to Stanford for a 1 year fellowship program in Breast Imaging in July 2009 before joining the MCL faculty in August 2010.

Her clinical work includes screening and diagnostic mammography, diagnostic breast ultrasound, screening and diagnostic breast MRI, and minimally-invasive breast biopsy and wire localization guided by x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI.

Her research interests include mammographic density and breast cancer risk assessment; early breast cancer detection and extent of disease evaluation using contrast enhanced mammography and MRI; and novel blood and imaging biomarkers of breast cancer burden and neoadjuvant treatment response.

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)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American College of Radiology (2005 - present)
  • Member, Radiological Society of North America (2005 - present)
  • Member, Society of Breast Imaging (2009 - present)

Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University - Fellowship 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)

Community and International Work

Courses

2014-15

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

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 the early articles that 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 breast density and breast cancer risk assessment; informatics applications in breast imaging; early breast cancer detection and extent of disease evaluation using contrast enhanced mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and high resolution breast MRI; and novel blood and imaging biomarkers of breast cancer burden and neoadjuvant treatment response.

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