While serving as Chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, I continue to be involved in radiologic practice and research. I am a board-certified radiologist with expertise in cross-sectional anatomic and molecular imaging, particularly for gynecologic and prostate cancers. My research focuses on the evidence-based use of imaging in cancer management, including detection, treatment selection, treatment planning, and treatment follow-up. I am also interested in comparative effectiveness research and examining the impact of imaging on patient outcomes, including time to recurrence and overall survival. I have served on the advisory and editorial boards of numerous peer-reviewed journals and have published more than 345 peer-reviewed original research articles, more than 200 review articles, editorials, and book chapters, and 18 books.
I helped develop the use of MRI and CT for gynecologic cancers and the application of MRI and MR spectroscopy for prostate cancer. In addition, I co-direct an R25T program, funded by the NIH/National Cancer Institute, that trains young scientists and physicians in oncologic molecular imaging. The program aims to prepare a new generation of imaging researchers to be at ease with both modern cancer biology and imaging techniques, so that they may lead the rapid development of molecular imaging as a tool for laboratory discovery and individualized clinical care in oncology.