Since 1995 I have worked in the Department of Radiology as a breast imaging radiologist where I interpret mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast MRIs, and perform breast biopsies under imaging guidance. My particular area of expertise is using MRI to detect breast cancer. Currently I serve as Chief of the Breast Imaging Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and am an integral part of the Breast Disease Management Team. The close daily interaction of surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists is essential to the accurate diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of breast cancer. Another important part of my daily responsibility is to train and supervise residents from Weill Cornell Medical College and breast fellows from Memorial Sloan-Kettering in breast-image interpretation as well as in interventional breast procedures under stereotactic, ultrasound, and MRI guidance.
My research focus is on how best to use newer techniques such as MRI for early breast cancer detection and to improve the workup of breast lesions. In collaboration with my colleagues, I have written many papers, chapters, and books about breast disease with an emphasis on the use of MRI. We have published studies on the use of MRI for staging breast cancer and for screening women at high risk of the disease.
I am a Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. I was elected a Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging and of the American College of Radiology (ACR). I serve as Chair of the ACR MRI BI-RADS Lexicon committee and Co-Chair of the ACR Breast MRI Accreditation committee. These groups work to ensure that women throughout the country receive high-quality breast-imaging care. I lecture and teach widely, both nationally and internationally, on breast imaging and biopsy techniques.