I am a radiologist with expertise in breast imaging and oncologic body CT scans. I dedicate my time to caring for patients, teaching, and collaborating on research. I joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering faculty in 2003.
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Imaging procedures allow timely, accurate diagnoses and prepare patients for effective treatment. I interpret mammograms, sonograms, and MRIs used in the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. In addition, I am certified in the interpretation of digital breast tomosynthesis, a new imaging technique. This is also called 3-D mammography.
As a breast imager, I also perform image-guided breast interventional procedures. These include stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound-guided biopsy, MRI-guided biopsy, radioactive seed placement, and wire localization. Finally, in addition to my clinical focus on breast imaging, I am also responsible for interpreting CT scans and radiographs of the body.
As Coordinator of Continuing Medical Education for the Breast Imaging Service in the Department of Radiology, I teach and mentor students and postgraduates in various stages of their medical training. I also organize educational meetings and programs. Our own breast-imaging faculty attend these, along with visitors from the rest of the country and around the world.
I am an active member of the New York Breast Imaging Society. This organization provides state-of-the-art continuing education for breast-imaging radiologists, technologists, and nurses in the New York metropolitan area. I have served as treasurer, vice president, and president of this society. I am currently on the executive committee of the New York Roentgen Society, another leading association of New York City–area radiologists, and I formerly served as its president. I am chair of the breast-imaging committee and vice president of the New York State Radiological Society, the New York chapter of the American College of Radiology.
Improving breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment is the basis for my research activities. My most widely cited article evaluated the contribution of clinical breast examination in the detection of breast cancer in people being screened for the disease. As part of MSK’s Breast Disease Management Team, I have collaborated with my colleagues from other departments on many clinical trials evaluating new breast cancer medications. We have also studied dosing schedules of existing medications to improve treatment for people with metastatic breast cancer.
- Clinical Expertise: Breast Imaging
- Awards and Honors: Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine (2017); Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2016-2018); Faculty Clinical Excellence Award, Department of Radiology (2015); Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Radiology (2016)
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology
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.Learn more
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