Shannon N. Tierney, MD, MS

  • Surgical Oncology
  • 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
  • Surgical Oncology
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
  • Surgical Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • Bloodless Breast Surgery
  • Breast Aspiration
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disorders
  • Breast Feeding
  • Breast Imaging
  • Breast Pathology
  • Breast Surgeons
  • Breast Surgeons & Breast Health Professionsals
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Institute
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Lactation
  • Limited to Breast Surgery
  • Mammosite
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Practice Limited to Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Vascular Access


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.

4.8 out of 5 (48 Ratings, 8 Comments)


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.

We felt very comfortable & not rushed when we were there.

Dr. Tierney is a warm caring doctor and an excellent surgeon.

Dr. Tierney is compassionate, warm, patient, and very, very caring...she always makes me feel very comfortable. I can ask any question and she treats me with the out most of respect. Dr. Tierney is one of a kind...and I am so happy to have chosen her as my surgeon!!

If you need breast cancer doctor, Dr. Tierney is great! - Calls back after hours if need be.

Dr. Shannon Teirney was amazing ! Very supportive , empathetic and very smart! Loved her. [...]
1221 Madison St.
6th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104