Director, UW Health Breast Center

Lee G. Wilke
MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery (General)
Lee G. Wilke, MD, FACS

About

Dr. Lee Wilke specializes in benign and malignant diseases of the breast; sentinel lymph-node mapping; neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer; nipple-sparing breast surgery and minimally invasive surgery of the breast.

Dr. Wilke earned her medical degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and completed her residency and a research fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is the Director of the UW Health Breast Center.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

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  • University Hospital - Breast Center
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 266-6400
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  • UW Carbone Cancer Center - Breast Cancer Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 266-6400
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Fellowships

ACS Resident Research Fellow in Immunotherapy, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI 1996-1998

Residencies
  • University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI
Internships
  • University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

Specialties

  • Mastectomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Needle-localized Excision
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Skin-sparing Mastectomy
  • Nipple-sparing Mastectomy
  • Breast Surgery

Research and publications

Dr. Wilke’s main research interest are clinical trials that seek novel methods of treating breast cancer. She is a collaborator and investigator evaluating the use of optical spectroscopy to evaluate breast tumor margins and aid in the diagnosis and evaluation of solid tumors.