Marissa Lawson, MD

Marissa Lawson, MD

Marissa Lawson, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center


“It’s very rewarding to tell patients with breast concerns that everything is all clear for another year and also to walk them through the process if there is something that needs to be treated.”

— Dr. Lawson

What brought you to breast imaging?

I was doing my rotation as part of radiology training, and I really liked that I would be able to interact with patients every day — something that is unique to breast imaging. It is such a vulnerable time, and I get to be there for people when they are feeling anxious and uncertain about what to expect next.

What do you hope it's like for a patient to work with you?

I try to keep in mind that my patients are encountering a whole new thing in their lives in the time we have together. It often feels very scary, and I expect a lot of questions. I want to be present as a source of support.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Breast imaging

I am a diagnostic radiologist who sees patients at the Breast Health Clinic at the South Lake Union Clinic.

We are all very invested in providing the best care. We are always trying to improve with every patient, and we use any time we have fallen short as an opportunity to learn.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Rice University

Medical Degree
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

University of Texas Medical Branch, Internal Medicine

University of Washington Medical Center

2020 Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research (RAHSR) - Harvey L. Neiman Award
This award is presented annually to any student, resident, fellow, or AUR member who submits an outstanding abstract on radiology socioeconomic or health services research for presentation at the AUR Annual Meeting.

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