In my spare time, I enjoy gardening , biking and nature photography.

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Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Cancers, Cancers - Breast Cancer, Diagnostic, Radiology, Radiology - Breast Imaging (Mammography)
Gender
Female
Languages spoken
English
Education
Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1998)

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1993)

Residency
Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center Program (1997)

Undergraduate
Carnegie Mellon University (PA) (1989)

Clinical interest for patients

I have 20 years of experience in all aspects of breast imaging including digital breast tomosynthesis ("3-D mammography"), screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and ductography. I have extensive experience in all types of imaging guided breast biopsies, including stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound guided breast biopsy, and MRI guided breast biopsy.

Research interest for patients

My research interests are primarily focused on improving screening mammography-both how we radiologists interpret (or "read" the mammograms) and how frequently women should be advised to have a screening mammogram. I participate in the ISPY 2 trial, an NCI and ACRIN sponsored trial for patients with advanced breast cancer where we utilize breast MRI to evaluate how a patient's tumor is reacting to neoadjuvent chemotherapy.