I am a board-certified radiologist with expertise in body imaging, and I serve as director of genitourinary radiology and director of body MRI at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. I specialize in using modern imaging approaches such as MRI, CT, and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging to provide timely and accurate information on patients’ diagnoses and staging, as an aid to treatment planning, and to assess the effects of therapy. I am an active member of the prostate and gynecologic teams, and provide guidance and support to my colleagues as they decide on treatment strategies for individual patients. As director of body MRI, I continuously update and optimize our MRI protocols to meet the needs of our patients.
My research interests have been focused on the use of MRI in diagnosing and staging prostate and gynecologic cancers. I am currently focusing on novel functional MRI methods including MR spectroscopy, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, and diffusion-weighted MRI; and I am planning to investigate the best uses of novel imaging methods such as functional MRI, which provides information about tumor biology and metabolism, in predicting and monitoring treatment response. These methods could be especially useful in assessing emerging cancer therapies. I hope to further develop these new MRI techniques to improve the lives of patients.