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Lee Wilke, MD, FACS



Lee Gravatt Wilke, MD, FACS, is the director of the University of Wisconsin Health Breast Center in Madison, Wis. and an associate professor of surgery. Dr. Wilke spent 10 years on faculty at Duke University in North Carolina, where she assisted in the development of a novel Breast Cancer Survivor’s clinic and Breast Wellness clinic for high risk patients. She expanded the multidisciplinary breast program at Duke and initiated several large translational research programs with teams in bio-optics, radiation biology and molecular biology. In 2008, her breast cancer research was featured on ABC World News tonight. 

In 2010, Dr. Wilke moved to Madison, Wis. to become the director of the UW Health Breast Center. She has worked with multiple academic and community leaders over the past 4 years to build a regionally recognized multidisciplinary breast center with a focus on translational research. 

Dr. Wilke is an elected member of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.  She is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Navigate Cancer Foundation, Livestrong’s only Nurse Navigation program for cancer patients. Her current clinical research focuses on the development of novel intraoperative devices for breast cancer visualization as well as innovative treatments and methods for personalization of cancer care.

In addition to caring for breast cancer patients, Dr. Wilke enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.