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Heather Greenwood


Avid marathon runner

Dr. Heather Greenwood is a radiologist who diagnoses and develops treatment plans for patients with breast cancer. Using imaging technologies for guidance, she performs percutaneous breast biopsies (taking a sample through the skin) for patients with suspicious abnormalities.

Greenwood has a wide scope of research interests related to breast cancer. Recently, she turned her attention to high-risk screening, particularly in younger women. She is also interested in new breast imaging techniques, such as FAST breast MRI (FAST stands for "First post-contrast Acquisition SubTracted" and is a different protocol from a standard breast MRI), three-compartment breast imaging (a technique whose use could help reduce unnecessary biopsies) and emerging developments for helping pinpoint the location of a breast abnormality.

Greenwood earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her residency in radiology at New York University Langone Health. She completed a fellowship in breast imaging at UCSF.

Greenwood is a member of the Society of Breast Imaging, American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America and American College of Radiology.

An avid runner, Greenwood qualified for the Boston Marathon four times and won her age group in the San Francisco First Half Marathon in 2017. She also loves indoor cycling and spending time with family and friends.

  • Education

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    NYU Langone Health, Radiology, 2013

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Breast Imaging, 2014

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

After losing my mother to breast cancer when I was 9 and she was 35, I feel fortunate to play a part in my patients’ fight against the disease.

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