University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lee G Wilke, MD, FACS


  • Director, UW Health Breast Center
  • Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Hendricks Chair in Breast Cancer Surgery Research
(608) 263-1164

600 Highland Avenue
Box 7375 Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1993
  • Residency in Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993-2000
  • ACS Resident Research Fellow in Immunotherapy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1996-1998

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Wilke is certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in benign and malignant diseases of the breast; sentinel lymph-node mapping; neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer; and oncoplastic breast surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Wilke’s principal research interest is in clinical trials seeking novel methods of treating patients with breast cancer. Dr. Wilke is a member of the Commission on Cancer. She is also a collaborator on multiple grants and trials evaluating novel treatments for breast cancer.

Recent Publications

    • A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Consultation Information on Patients' Perception of Information Conveyed and Satisfaction with the Decision-Making Process.
    • Stankowski-Drengler TJ, Tucholka JL, Bruce JG, Steffens NM, Schumacher JR, Greenberg CC, Wilke LG, Hanlon B, Steiman J, Neuman HB
    • Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2019 Jul 24;
    • [PubMed ID: 31342375]
    • Postoperative complications in combined gynecologic, plastic, and breast surgery: An analysis from National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
    • Tevis SE, Steiman JG, Neuman HB, Greenberg CC, Wilke LG
    • Breast J 2019 Jul 06;
    • [PubMed ID: 31280491]
    • Age-based versus Risk-based Mammography Screening in Women 40-49 Years Old: A Cross-sectional Study.
    • Burnside ES, Trentham-Dietz A, Shafer CM, Hampton JM, Alagoz O, Cox JR, Mischo E, Schrager SB, Wilke LG
    • Radiology 2019 Aug; 292(2): 321-328
    • [PubMed ID: 31184557]
    • Does Tumor Size Predict Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in the Modern Era of Biologically Driven Treatment? A Nationwide Study of US Breast Cancer Patients.
    • Livingston-Rosanoff D, Schumacher J, Vande Walle K, Stankowski-Drengler T, Greenberg CC, Neuman H, Wilke LG
    • Clin. Breast Cancer 2019 Jun 06;
    • [PubMed ID: 31300338]
    • BRCA Mutation Carriers: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening Guidelines and Imaging Considerations.
    • Elezaby M, Lees B, Maturen KE, Barroilhet L, Wisinski KB, Schrager S, Wilke LG, Sadowski E
    • Radiology 2019 Jun; 291(3): 554-569
    • [PubMed ID: 31038410]

All Publications on PubMed