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Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, FACR


Interest (in 3 to 10 words): Improving screening; dense breasts; personal history of breast cancer

Stanford University: BS with Honors in Biological Sciences and Chemistry '81; MS Biological Sciences '81
Medical / Graduate School Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: MD, PhD '87
Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Johns Hopkins Hospital, Abdominal Imaging, mini fellowship in Breast Imaging
Current Chief Scientific Advisor,

Associate Editor, Rad-Path Correlation, Journal of Breast Imaging

Member, Pennsylvania Radiological Society (2011-present)
Fellowship American College of Radiology, elected 9/05/2006
Diplomate, American Board of Radiology(1992-present)
Fellow, Society of Breast Imaging (1998-present)
American Roentgen Ray Society (1990-present)
American College of Radiology (1988-present)
Radiological Society of North America (1988-present)

& Programs
Nuclear Medicine
Digital Imaging
Clinical Interest Supplemental screening for breast cancer based on risk and breast density
Implementing new technologies, standardizing interpretive criteria
Educating referring providers on breast density and optimal screening
Research Interest Contrast-enhanced mammography or MRI for improved screening
Comparative effectiveness of new technologies in breast imaging
Artificial Intelligence to improve breast ultrasound performance
Selected Publications   Berg WA and Leung JWT, eds. Diagnostic Imaging: Breast, 3rd edition (Salt Lake City: Elsevier), 2019

Berg WA. Reducing Unnecessary Biopsy and Follow-Up of Benign Cystic Lesions. Radiology 2020;295:52-53.

Berg WA, Berg JM, Sickles EA, Burnside ES, Zuley ML, Rosenberg RD, Lee CS. Cancer Yield and Patterns of Follow-up for BI-RADS 3 after Screening Mammography Recall in the National Mammography Database. Radiology. 2020;296:32-41

Berg WA, Rafferty EA, Friedewald SM, Hruska CB, Rahbar H. Screening Algorithms in Dense Breasts: AJR Expert Panel Narrative Review. AJR 2021;216:275-294, epub 9/10/2020.

Berg WA, Bandos AI, Zuley ML, Waheed UX. Training Radiologists to Interpret Contrast-Enhanced Mammography: Toward a Standardized Lexicon. J Breast Imaging 2020;3:176-189, epub 2/10/2021.

Lee CS, Berg JM, Berg WA. Cancer Yield Exceeds 2% for BI-RADS 3 Probably Benign Findings in Women Over Age 60 in the National Mammography Database (NMD). Radiology. 2021, epub 3/30/2021.

Berg WA, Gur D, Bandos AI, Nair B, Gizienski T-A, Tyma CS, Abrams G, Davis KM, Mehta AS, Rathfon G, Waheed UX, Hakim CM. Impact of Original and Artificially Improved AI-Based CADx on Breast US Interpretation. J Breast Imaging 2021;3:epub 04/26/2021

Seitzman RL, Pushkin J, Berg WA. Effect of an Educational Intervention on Womens Healthcare Provider Knowledge Gaps about Breast Density, Breast Cancer Risk, and Screening. Menopause, 2021, epub 04/28/2021
Honors and  
Best Doctor, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburghs Best Doctors, yearly since 2012
Honorary Fellow of The Austrian Roentgen Society
Global Breast Cancer Medical Achievement Award, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
AuntMinnie.Com Most Influential Radiology Researcher (twice)
AuntMinnie.Com Most Influential Radiology Paper
Pathfinder Award, American Society of Breast Disease
Pink Ribbon Award, PA Breast Cancer Coalition
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.