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Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS

Title(s)Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California San FranciscoMAS2011Masters in Clinical Research
    University of California San FranciscoFellow2006Cardiothoracic Radiology
    Cardiology Institute of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil2000Radiology
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    Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance2017Fellow
    North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging2017President
    Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance2017SCMR representative in the South African outreach program - CMR Congress of South Africa
    UCSF2017Nominated for the Chancellor Awards for Diversity
    Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance2016  - 2019Member of the Board of Directors
    Radiological Society of North America2016Certificate of Merit-Educational Exhibit
    North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging2014Fellow
    University of California, San Francisco 2013Excellence in Teaching Award
    Journal of Thoracic Imaging2010Editors' Recognition Award for Distinction in Reviewing
    American Roentgen Ray Society2008  - 2010Scholar Award
    North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging2008 1st Prize Bayer Poster Contest
    Radiology Society of North America2006  - 2007Research Fellowship
    Radiological Society of North America2005Certificate of Merit

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    Karen Ordovas, MD, is a Professor in Residence, Director of Cardiac Imaging, and Co-Chair of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Imaging Interest Group (CIRIG) in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She specializes in Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging, in particular cardiovascular CT and MRI at the UCSF Imaging Center. She received her medical degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and completed her residency in Radiology at the Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She has completed research and clinical fellowships in Cardio-Thoracic Radiology at UCSF, and earned a Masters Degree in clinical research from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. She is a fellow of the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) and Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR). She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Society for SCMR and is also the Vice-Secretary Treasurer.

    Dr. Ordovas is deeply engaged in the main radiology and cardiology societies on her field. She is currently the president of NASCI, and member of the SCMR board of directors. She is also the Chair of the American College of Radiology Cardiology Research Committee.

    Dr. Ordovas research interests includes establishing evidence-based applications for coronary computed tomography angiogram (CTA) and cardiac MRI in several clinical settings. A major scientific interest of hers is clinical investigations on advanced cardiovascular CT and MRI, mainly emphasizing evidence-based applications for coronary CTA and cardiac MRI in the clinical setting.

    Dr. Ordovas has 87 peer-reviewed articles and 26 book chapters. Her articles have appeared in the Radiology journal, the American Journal of Cardiology, the JACC Cardiovascular Journal, and Stroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation.

    Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

    Cardiovascular computerized tomorgraphy (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

    Professional Interests:
    Clinical investigations of advanced cardiovascular computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Medicine
    • Internship: Hospital de Clinicas Clinicas de Porto Alegre - Medicine
    • Residency: Instituto de Cardiologio do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Radiology
    • Residency: Hospital Mae de Deus - Radiology
    • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Cardio-Thoracic Radiology
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination, steps I and II.
    • Medical Board of California
    • California Medical License
    • Brazilian Medical Council Radiology Certification
    • Brazilian College of Radiology Board Certification (equivalent of American Board certification)

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