Elizabeth A. Morris, MD, FACR, FSBI, FISMRM


Chief, Breast Imaging Service; Larry Norton Endowed Chair Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

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Memorial Sloan Kettering breast radiologist Elizabeth Morris

About Me

As a breast imaging doctor, I interpret radiology images such as mammography (including 3D tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced mammography), breast ultrasound, and breast MRI (including abbreviated MRI). I also do breast biopsies with imaging guidance. I am Chief of the Breast Imaging Service and am responsible for the breast imaging program at all MSK locations.

Treating breast cancer when a tumor is small can save a woman’s life, which is why I am strongly drawn to breast imaging. At MSK, we screen for breast cancer at all risk levels. We have pioneered high-risk screening with MRI and offer personalized screening to women with average risk as well as those who may have a high-risk gene, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2.

My research focuses on how best to use newer techniques to detect breast cancer early and to assess whether treatment is working. In collaboration with my colleagues, I have written many papers, chapters, and books about breast disease. We have published studies on using new techniques such as MRI for screening women at a high risk of cancer as well as monitoring the treatment of a known breast cancer.

I am a professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. I was elected a fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging, the American College of Radiology, and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. I am a past president of the Society of Breast Imaging. These groups work to ensure that women throughout the country receive high-quality breast-imaging care. I lecture and teach breast-imaging radiologists, both nationally and internationally, on breast imaging and biopsy techniques. To stay connected through social media, you can follow me on Twitter, where I regularly post about breast imaging.

  • Clinical Expertise: Breast Imaging (MRI, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound)
  • Awards and Honors: Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2016-2018)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Residencies: The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Radiology

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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