News Release: Emory Healthcare , School of Medicine , Winship Cancer Institute

Jan. 25,  2010

Emory Breast Imaging Center Names New Director

Michael A. Cohen, MD, FACR, has been appointed director of the Division of Breast Imaging at the Emory University School of Medicine. Cohen replaces Carl D'Orsi, MD, who is moving into the new position of director of Breast Imaging Research at Emory.

Cohen joined Emory from the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he was Professor of Clinical Radiology and more recently served as Interim Vice Chair of Radiology.

 "Dr. Cohen brings extensive experience as a leading clinician-educator in breast imaging," says Carolyn Meltzer, MD, professor and chair of the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Radiology. "Particularly notable among Dr. Cohen's many accomplishments is his role in describing minimally-invasive stereotactic breast biopsy techniques, which has had a tremendous impact on our work."

Cohen has been an advocate for advancing the quality of breast imaging regionally and nationally and has served on the Communications Committee of the American Society of Breast Disease. He currently chairs the Radiological Society of North America Radiographics Panel on Breast Imaging. Cohen is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.

As director of Breast Imaging, Cohen will direct the growth and integration of the division's clinical, research and teaching activities at all of its academic sites, including Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Grady Memorial Hospital.

"We are extremely grateful for Dr. D'Orsi's visionary leadership and appreciate the fact that he will continue to share his immense knowledge and expertise in his new role as director of Breast Imaging Research," says Meltzer. "Dr. D'Orsi's many contributions to the field of breast imaging have had enormous public health impact. Over the past 30 years Dr. D'Orsi has worked tirelessly to improve the quality, safety and efficacy of breast cancer imaging."

Cohen earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, graduating first in his medical school class. He completed a pediatric internship and residency at the Children's Hospital Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. He was appointed medical director of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Guttman Diagnostic Center before joining the University of Virginia Medical Center in 2005. 


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