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December 14, 2001


Leader in Mammography to Join Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Faculty

ATLANTA--Jonathan Simons, MD, Director of The Winship Cancer Institute (WCI) at Emory University, has announced the appointment of Carl J. D'Orsi, MD, as Program Director for Oncologic Imaging at WCI and Director of the Division of Breast Imaging. He will be a professor of Hematology/Oncology and Radiology.

Dr. D'Orsi will also oversee development and operation of the Avon Breast Cancer Center at Grady Memorial Hospital, which is being built as part of the Governor's Cancer Coalition and is the first Center of Excellence designated by Governor Roy Barnes.

"We are delighted that Dr. D'Orsi will be joining our faculty," said Dr. Simons. "He is considered one of the world's leading experts in mammography, and he brings with him a wealth of experience in radiologic imaging."

Dr. D'Orsi comes to WCI and Emory from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he holds dual professorships in Surgery and Pathology. He is also Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and lecturer on Radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Among the many associations of which he is a member, Dr. D'Orsi is a founder of The Society of Breast Imaging and currently serves as Chairman of The Breast Cancer Task Force of the American College of Radiology. He also is a member of the Association of Cancer Research, the Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Past President of the Society for Advancement of Women's Imaging.

Dr. D'Orsi earned his doctoral degree from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in New York. During his career, he has served as Assistant Director of Radiology at the Charles A. Dana Cancer Research Center in Boston, and as Clinical Instructor in Radiology and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal publications, book chapters, abstracts and professional presentations and currently serves as editor for Radiology, The Breast Journal, and Seminars in Breast Disease.

"Dr. D'Orsi joins the Winship Cancer Institute at an exciting time," said Dr. Simons. "He will join a growing faculty comprised of established scientific and clinical leaders and promising young investigators who will strengthen our ability to conduct groundbreaking research in oncologic imaging and provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients with cancer."

William Casarella, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Dr. D'Orsi to our faculty. He is a gifted radiologist who will strengthen Emory's Department of Radiology with his depth of knowledge and understanding. He will make major contributions to our department and to the Winship Cancer Institute."

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