Breast imaging expert to speak at Grand Rounds

Ellen Shaw de Paredes, M.D., is distinguished alum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Ellen Shaw de Paredes, M.D., nationally recognized expert in breast imaging and breast cancer diagnosis, will discuss advances in imaging to detect breast cancer at Radiology Grand Rounds Friday (Oct. 10). Dr. Paredes is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Class of 1978.

She will return to her alma mater to accept the School of Medicine’s 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award during Alumni Weekend, Oct. 10 and 11.

Before attending WVU, Paredes, a native of Fairmont, W.Va., graduated from Bryn Mawr College. She completed residency training in diagnostic radiology at the Medical College of Virginia. From 1983 to 1994, she served as the chief of breast imaging at the University of Virginia, where she was also vice chair of the Department of Radiology. She went on to chair the Breast Imaging Section of the Medical College of Virginia from 1994 to 2005. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

In April 2005, Paredes founded The Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute for Women’s Imaging near Richmond, Va., and The Ellen Shaw de Paredes Research Foundation, which is devoted to education and research on the early detection of breast cancer.

Paredes also currently serves as a clinical professor of radiology at the University of Virginia and a clinical professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is doing research funded by a Department of Defense grant on breast biopsy, mammography and other topics.

In addition to being a clinician, educator and researcher, Paredes has also authored scientific papers and book chapters. She is the author of the textbook “Atlas of Mammography,” which is now in its third edition.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Paredes back to our campus,” Judith Schreiman, M.D., director of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center, said. “Dr. Paredes is a dynamic speaker and is highly regarded in the field of mammography. We use her textbook to teach our residents.”

The purpose of grand rounds is to give faculty and students the opportunity to hear national leaders, faculty and guests from the various disciplines of healthcare – medicine, nursing, dentistry and pharmacy. Paredes’ presentation is scheduled to begin at noon in the John E. Jones Conference Center. The public is welcome.

For information on the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center see www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/bpbcc.

For information on Paredes see www.paredesinstitute.com.


For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 10-09-08

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