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Radiology / Diagnostic - Breast

Barbara Monsees, MD

Current Position
Ronald and Hanna Evens Professor of Women's Health
Emeritus Chief, Breast Imaging Section
Division of Diagnostic Radiology


Specialty Areas
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology
Breast Imaging
Breast Oncology

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Joanne Knight Breast Health Center
Mammography and Breast Imaging
4921 Parkview Place, D, 5
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-7500
Fax:   314-454-5206
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8131
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Mammography, breast imaging, breast cancer screening

Board Certification
Radiology -- Certified

Medical Education
Bachelor Degree: Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1971
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1975
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital. St. Louis MO, 1977
Residency: Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis MO, 1980
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Society of Breast Imaging, Distinguished Service, Board of Directors, 2005-2013
American Board of Radiology, Lifetime Service Award, 2012
Gold Medal, Society of Breast Imaging, 2011
Washington University School of Medicine, Distinguished Faculty Award for Clinical Fellow Mentoring, 2008
St. Louis Spirit of Health Award, American Cancer Society, 2002
Washington University School of Medicine, Alumni Faculty Award, 2000
Washington University School of Medicine, Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Award, 1995-99
Fellow, American College of Radiology, 1994
Fellow, Society of Breast Imaging, 1992
Best Doctors in America, 2002-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Other Activities
Chair, Breast Imaging Commission, American College of Radiology (ACR)
Board of Chancellors, ACR
President, Society of Breast Imaging, 2002- 2003
Chair, National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee, Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 1997-2001

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Carney PA, Parikh J, Sickles EA, Feig SA, Monsees B, Bassett LW, Smith RA, Rosenberg R, Ichikawa L, Wallace J, Tran K, Miglioretti DL. Diagnostic Mammography: Identifying Minimally Acceptable Interpretive Performance Criteria. Radiology. 2013 Jan 7.
Carney PA, Parikh J, Sickles EA, Feig SA, Monsees B, Bassett LW, Smith RA, Rosenberg R, Ichikawa L, Wallace J, Tran K, Miglioretti DL. Diagnostic mammography: identifying minimally acceptable interpretive performance criteria. Radiology. 2013 May.

Holley SO, Appleton CM, Farria DM, Reichert VC, Warrick J, Allred DC, Monsees BS. Pathologic outcomes of nonmalignant papillary breast lesions diagnosed at imaging-guided core needle biopsy. Radiology. 2012 Nov.

Geller BM, Bogart A, Carney PA, Elmore JG, Monsees BS, Miglioretti DL. Is confidence of mammographic assessment a good predictor of accuracy? AJR. 2012 Jul.

Glynn CG, Farria DM, Monsees BS, Salcman JT, Wiele KN, Hildebolt CF. Effect of transition to digital mammography on clinical outcomes. Radiology. 2011 Sep.

Buist DS, Anderson ML, Haneuse SJ, Sickles EA, Smith RA, Carney PA, Taplin SH, Rosenberg RD, Geller BM, Onega TL, Monsees BS, Bassett LW, Yankaskas BC, Elmore JG, Kerlikowske K, Miglioretti DL. Influence of annual interpretive volume on screening mammography performance in the United States. Radiology. 2011 Apr.

Evans WP, Lee CH, Monsees BS, Monticciolo DL, Rebner M. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: the unbalanced view. Radiology. 2010 Oct.

Carney PA, Sickles EA, Monsees BS, Bassett LW, Brenner RJ, Fieg SA, Smith RA, Rosenberg RD, Bogart TA, Browning S, Barry JW, Kelly MM, Tran KA, Miglioretti DL. Identifying minimally acceptable interpretive performance criteria for screening mammography. Radiology. 2010 May

Pettit K, Swatske ME, Gao F, Salavaggione L, Gillanders WE, Aft RL, Monsees BS, Eberlein TJ, Margenthaler JA. The impact of breast MRI on surgical decision-making: are patients at risk for mastectomy? J Surg Oncol. 2009 Dec

Holwitt DM, Swatske ME, Gillanders WE, Monsees BS, Gao F, Aft RL, Eberlein TJ, Margenthaler JA. Scientific Presentation Award: The combination of axillary ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy is an accurate predictor of axillary stage in clinically node-negative breast cancer patients. Am J Surg. 2008 Oct

Walker MS, Farria D, Schmidt M, Monsees B, Wiele K, Bokern J, Swatske ME. Educational intervention for women undergoing image-guided breast biopsy: results of a randomized clinical trial. Cancer Control. 2007 Oct.

Margenthaler JA, Duke D, Monsees BS, Barton PT, Clark C, Dietz J. Correlation Between Core Biopsy and Excisional Biopsy in Breast High-Risk Lesions. Am J Surg. 2006 Oct.

Farria DM, Schmidt ME, Monsees BS, Smith RA, Hildebolt C, Yoffie R, Monticciolo DL, Feig SA, Bassett LW. Professional and Economic Factors Affecting Access to Mammography: A Crisis Today, or Tomorrow? Cancer 2005 Aug 1.

Farria DM, Monsees B. Screening mammography practice essentials. Radiol Clin North Am. 2004 Sep.

Heckman BD, Fisher EB, Monsees B, Merbaum M, Ristvedt S, Bishop C. Coping and anxiety in women recalled for additional diagnostic procedures following an abnormal screening mammogram. Health Psychol. 2004 Jan.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Barbara Monsees

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