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Karen Ordovas, M.D.

Radiologist

Dr. Karen G. Ordovas is a radiologist who specializes in cardiac and pulmonary imaging, in particular cardiovascular computerized tomorgraphy (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Ordovas earned a medical degree at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She completed residencies in radiology in Brazil and completed a radiology fellowship at UCSF. Ordovas earned a master's degree in clinical research from the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is an assistant professor in residency in radiology at UCSF.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Cardiothoracic Imaging

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Additional Languages

Portuguese

Education

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul 1998
UCSF 2012

Residencies

Instituto de Cardiologio do Rio Grande do Sul, Radiology 2000
Hospital Mae de Deus, Radiology 2001

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kallianos K, Moraes GL, Ordovas KG. Prognostic role of MR imaging in nonischemic myocardial disease. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):89-94.
  2. Kathiria NN, Higgins CB, Ordovas KG. Advances in MR imaging assessment of adults with congenital heart disease. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):35-40.
  3. Lorca MC, Haraldsson H, Ordovas KG. Ventricular mechanics: techniques and applications. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):7-13.
  4. Sohrabi S, Hope M, Saloner D, Keedy A, Naeger D, Lorca MC, Ordovas KG. Left Atrial Transverse Diameter on Computed Tomography Angiography Can Accurately Diagnose Left Atrial Enlargement in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. J Thorac Imaging. 2015 Jan 27.
  5. Naeger DM, Higgins C, De Marco T, Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG. Low-intensity late gadolinium enhancement predominates in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Clin Imaging. 2015 May-Jun; 39(3):432-6.
  6. Ordovas KG. Updates in cardiac MRI. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):xvii.
  7. Lee LC, Genet M, Acevedo-Bolton G, Ordovas K, Guccione JM, Kuhl E. A computational model that predicts reverse growth in response to mechanical unloading. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2015 Apr; 14(2):217-29.
  8. Genet M, Lee LC, Nguyen R, Haraldsson H, Acevedo-Bolton G, Zhang Z, Ge L, Ordovas K, Kozerke S, Guccione JM. Distribution of normal human left ventricular myofiber stress at end diastole and end systole: a target for in silico design of heart failure treatments. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Jul 15; 117(2):142-52.
  9. Chien AJ, Munster PN, Melisko ME, Rugo HS, Park JW, Goga A, Auerback G, Khanafshar E, Ordovas K, Koch KM, Moasser MM. Phase I dose-escalation study of 5-day intermittent oral lapatinib therapy in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-overexpressing breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 May 10; 32(14):1472-9.
  10. Boiselle PM, Bremerich J, de Roos A, Greenberg SB, Ordovas K. Expert opinion: computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging for young adults with congenital heart disease. J Thorac Imaging. 2013 Nov; 28(6):331.
  11. Naeger DM, Wilcox C, Phelps A, Ordovas KG, Webb EM. Residents teaching medical students: how do they compare with attending educators? J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Jan; 11(1):63-7.
  12. Kohi MP, Ordovas KG, Naeger DM, Meadows AK, Foster E, Higgins CB. CMR assessment of right ventricular function in patients with combined pulmonary stenosis and insufficiency after correction of tetralogy of Fallot. Acta Radiol. 2013 Dec; 54(10):1132-7.
  13. Ordovas KG, Muzzarelli S, Hope MD, Naeger DM, Karl T, Reddy GP, Marchiori E, Higgins CB. Cardiovascular MR imaging after surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot: approach based on understanding of surgical procedures. Radiographics. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33(4):1037-52.
  14. Naeger DM, Kohi MP, Webb EM, Phelps A, Ordovas KG, Newman TB. Correctly using sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values in clinical practice: how to avoid three common pitfalls. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jun; 200(6):W566-70.
  15. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Kohi M, Elicker B, Ordovas K, Webb EM. Reading room electives: say goodbye to the "radi-holiday". J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Jun; 10(6):442-8.
  16. Moraes GL, Higgins CB, Ordovas KG. Delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in nonischemic myocardial disease. J Thorac Imaging. 2013 Mar; 28(2):84-92; quiz 93-5.
  17. Cabarrus M, Yang B, Schiller N, Miller DC, Ordovas K. Iatrogenic giant coronary artery pseudoaneurysm with "daughter aneurysm" formation: serial imaging findings and natural history. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 Nov; 27(6):W185-7.
  18. Naeger DM, Phelps A, Kohi M, Patel A, Elicker B, Ordovas K, Urbania T, Avrin D, Qayyum A. Cross-specialty integrated resident conferences: an educational approach to bridging the gap. Acad Radiol. 2012 Aug; 19(8):1029-34.
  19. Chung JH, Mitsumori LM, Ordovas KG, Elicker BM, Higgins CB, Reddy GP. Heart as a source of stroke: imaging evaluation with computed tomography. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 May; 27(3):W52-60.
  20. Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG, Higgins CB, Meadows AK. Collateral flow measurement by phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of systemic venous baffle patency after atrial switch repair for transposition of the great arteries. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 May; 27(3):175-8.

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