I’m a doctor, and serve as Director of the Program for Women Faculty Affairs and Attending Radiologist in Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. I’m also Professor of Radiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. I received my B.A. in Biochemistry Summa Cum Laude from Harvard and my M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S). After completing internship and radiology residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, I joined the Memorial faculty in 1990. My work at Memorial includes breast cancer imaging and intervention, research, writing, teaching, and mentoring women in medicine.
I’ve written more than 100 scientific papers and have developed and validated methods for doing less invasive breast needle biopsy rather than surgery to diagnose breast cancer. I’m co-editor of a best-selling medical textbook, Breast MRI: Diagnosis and Intervention, and I served as Assistant Editor of a premier radiology journal. I’ve lectured throughout the world about breast cancer detection and diagnosis, and have served as a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Breast Examination Center of Harlem. In 2008, New York Magazine named me one of the Best Doctors in New York.
In addition to medicine and science, I love reading and writing. Prior to 2007, my writing focused on medical research. My current writing also includes non-fiction and fiction about medicine and science, parenting, marriage, relationships, and other aspects of being human. I’m a music lover, and play classical piano and chamber music. I enjoy exploring Manhattan by going to classes, cafes, comedy, concerts, plays, and jazz clubs. My husband and I have two children and we live in New York City.