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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 1; 54(10):1132-7.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG, Cannavale G, Naeger D, Michaels AD, Higgins CB. Potential of delayed gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging for quantification of reverse remodeling of the peri-infarct zone in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy treated with chronic vasodilator therapy: initial experience. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 Mar; 27(2):121-4.
  15. Muzzarelli S, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Higgins CB, Meadows JJ. Usefulness of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to predict the need for intervention in patients with coarctation of the aorta. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 15; 109(6):861-5.
  16. Hsue PY, Ordovas K, Lee T, Reddy G, Gotway M, Schnell A, Ho JE, Selby V, Madden E, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Ganz P, Waters DD. Carotid intima-media thickness among human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients without coronary calcium. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 1; 109(5):742-7.
  17. Ordovas KG, Higgins CB. Delayed contrast enhancement on MR images of myocardium: past, present, future. Radiology. 2011 Nov; 261(2):358-74.
  18. Ordovas KG, Carlsson M, Lease KE, Foster E, Meadows AK, Martin AJ, Hope M, Do L, Higgins CB, Saeed M. Impaired regional left ventricular strain after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Jan; 35(1):79-85.
  19. Muzzarelli S, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Hope MD, Higgins CB, Nielsen JC, Geva T, Meadows JJ. Prediction of hemodynamic severity of coarctation by magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Nov 1; 108(9):1335-40.
  20. Hope MD, Hope TA, Crook SE, Ordovas KG, Urbania TH, Alley MT, Higgins CB. 4D flow CMR in assessment of valve-related ascending aortic disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jul; 4(7):781-7.

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