Etta Pisano, MD

Institution: Harvard University/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Etta Pisano, MD, is the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is a past President of the Association of University Radiologists, a Gold Medalist of the American Roentgen Ray Society and past President of the American Association for Women Radiologists, and has been named by Diagnostic Imaging magazine as one of the 20 most influential people in radiology. She was awarded one of the first Ladies' Home Journal Health Breakthrough Awards and in 2008 was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Pisano's professional interests center around the development, application and testing of imaging technology for the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer and other breast problems. She served as the Principal Investigator of the largest clinical trial ever run by a radiologist, the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), which enrolled 49,528 women in a study comparing digital to film mammography, the results of which were published in 2005 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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