Shannon Noelle Tierney, MD, MS

  • Breast Surgery
Accepting New Patients
1221 Madison St.
6th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

General Information

I choose to approach the diagnosis and management of breast disease as part of a multidisciplinary team, in partnership with an informed patient. My role is to educate the patient on all her options and help her make decisions that reflect her priorities. My special interests include • young and high-risk patients • male breast cancer • the interplay of breast cancer with lactation and pregnancy • surgical approaches which maximize the cosmetic appearance of the breast and, in younger women, preserve the ability to breastfeed • skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomies when appropriate for the patient
  • Breast Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • English


Clinical Experience

  • Breast Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal mammogram
  • aspiration breast cyst
  • benign breast lump
  • breast abscess
  • breast atrophy
  • breast biopsy
  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer follow up
  • breast cancer genetic testing
  • breast cancer genetics
  • breast conservation
  • breast cyst
  • breast diseases
  • breast fibrosis
  • breast fine needle aspiration
  • breast hypoplasia
  • breast lump
  • breast surgery
  • cancer
  • cancer of ge junction
  • cancer screening
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • carcinoma in situ of breast
  • congenital hypoplasia of breast
  • contusion of breast
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cystosarcoma phylloides
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • dysplasia of breast
  • er positive breast cancer
  • family history of breast cancer
  • galactocele
  • galactorrhea
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gynecomastia
  • hypertrophy of breast
  • hypopigmented nipple lesion
  • hypoplasia of breast
  • integrative medicine
  • inverted nipple
  • lactation disorders
  • lactation support
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • liposarcoma
  • lumpectomy
  • lymphedema
  • male breast cancer
  • mammary duct ectasia
  • mammary dysplasia
  • mammogram
  • mammosite
  • mastectomy
  • mastodynia
  • mastotomy
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • microcalcifications
  • mondor's disease
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • nipple discharge
  • nipple fissure
  • nipple lesion
  • post partum mastitis
  • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome
  • quadrantectomy
  • sentinel node biopsy
  • staging laparotomy
  • surgical staging
  • thrombophlebitis
  • women's health


Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (46 Ratings, 6 Comments)



I arrived sad and concerned. I left happy and confident.

Dr. Tierny is the best doctor at Swedish "hands down." She really cares about her patients and job.

Kind and seems very capable

Dr. Shannon Tierney has been one of the finest medical professionals I have ever dealt with. Her skill, her compassion, her warm bedside manner, her extraordinary treatment of me, my husband and throughout 18 mos. of breast cancer has been life-saving - LITERALLY. I chose to have my breast cancer treatment @ Swedish in large part due to my trust and comfort level of Dr. Tierney. Would recommend her 100%

Everyone was helpful, patient, friendly and very willing to go the extra if needed.
1221 Madison St.
6th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104