I am a radiologist specializing in breast imaging and body CT. Since joining the Memorial Sloan Kettering faculty in 2003, I have dedicated my time to clinical care, education, and collaborative research.
In addition to interpreting CT scans and radiographs of the body, I interpret all modalities of screening and diagnostic breast imaging, including mammography, ultrasound, and MRI. For presurgical patients, I perform all types of image-guided breast interventional procedures, including stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound-guided biopsy, MR-guided biopsy, and radioactive seed placement and wire localizations. I am also certified in the interpretation of digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography.
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 am also responsible for organizing educational meetings and programs for our own breast imaging faculty in addition to those for visitors and observers from the rest of the country and around the world.
Administratively, I am an active member of the New York Breast Imaging Society, an organization providing 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 influential educational society. I am also currently on the executive committee, and now serve as president-elect, of the New York Roentgen Society, another leading association of New York City–area radiologists. I am also chair of the breast imaging committee of the New York State Radiological Society, the NY state chapter of the American College of Radiology.
My clinical focus on breast cancer screening and diagnosis provides the basis for my research activities. My most widely cited article in the radiology literature evaluated the contribution of clinical breast examination to the detection of breast cancer in a screening population. Working with multidisciplinary members of the breast disease management team, I have also been involved as a radiology consultant in a number of clinical trials evaluating novel medications and novel dosing schedules of existing medications in an attempt to develop better treatments for patients with metastatic breast cancer.
- Clinical Expertise: Breast Imaging
- Awards and Honors: New York Magazine Top Doctors (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
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