Kimberly Ray, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Clin

Biography

Kimberly Ray, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Associate Chief in the Breast Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ray received her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine in 2001, and she completed a one-year internship from Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, in 2002. She finished a four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency from the University of California, Irvine in 2006, followed by a fellowship in Breast Imaging from UCSF in 2007.

From 2007-2013, Dr. Ray was the Medical Director of the Center for Breast Imaging and Diagnosis at the St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. She has expertise in screening and diagnostic mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound and MRI, and breast interventional procedures. Her research interests focuses on the use of advanced breast imaging techniques such as digital breast tomosynthesis and MRI to improve clinical outcomes.

In May 2014, Dr. Ray was appointed Associate Chief of Breast Imaging, shaping the new integrated breast imaging services at SFGH-Avon and Mount Zion sites. Dr. Ray serves as the MQSA lead interpreting physician for the Avon Breast Center and is focusing her efforts on programmatic enhancements at Avon including building IT infrastructure, establishing a digital breast tomosynthesis program and growing the breast MRI clinical and research programs.

Expertise:
Breast Imaging

Specialty:
Breast imaging and intervention

Professional Interests:
Mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast magnetic resonance imaging, image guided percutaneous breast biopsy

Education and Training:
• Medical School: University of California, Irvine
• Internship: Loma Linda University Medical Center, California - Internal Medicine
• Residency: University of California, Irvine - Diagnostic Radiology
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Breast Imaging

Honors and Awards

Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2012
Outstanding Resident Award, University of California, Irvine Department of Radiology, 2006
Eagle Eye Award for Achievement in Radiology, University of California, Irvine, 2001
Distinguished Achievement Award in Pathology, University of California, Irvine, 1999
Basic Science Award for Academic Excellence, University of California, Irvine, 1999

Publications

Foo ET, Lee AY, Ray KM, Woodard GA, Freimanis RI, Joe BN. Value of diagnostic imaging for the symptomatic male breast: Can we avoid unnecessary biopsies? Clin Imaging. 2017 Sep - Oct; 45:86-91.
Maglione KD, Lee AY, Ray KM, Joe BN, Balassanian R. Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation for Benign Results After MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Aug; 209(2):442-453.
Hayward JH, Ray KM, Wisner DJ, Kornak J, Lin W, Joe BN, Sickles EA. Improving Screening Mammography Outcomes Through Comparison With Multiple Prior Mammograms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jul 06; 1-7.
Hayward JH, Ray KM, Wisner DJ, Joe BN. Follow-up outcomes after benign concordant MRI-guided breast biopsy. Clin Imaging. 2016 Sep-Oct; 40(5):1034-9.
Ray KM, Turner E, Sickles EA, Joe BN. Suspicious Findings at Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Occult to Conventional Digital Mammography: Imaging Features and Pathology Findings. Breast J. 2015 Sep-Oct; 21(5):538-42.
Ray KM, Munir R, Wisner DJ, Azziz A, Holland BC, Kornak J, Joe BN. Internal mammary lymph nodes as incidental findings at screening breast MRI. Clin Imaging. 2015 Sep-Oct; 39(5):791-3.
Ray KM, Price ER, Joe BN. Breast density legislation: mandatory disclosure to patients, alternative screening, billing, reimbursement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Feb; 204(2):257-60.
Ray KM, Wang H, Chu Y, Chen YF, Bert A, Hasso AN, Su MY. Mild cognitive impairment: apparent diffusion coefficient in regional gray matter and white matter structures. Radiology. 2006 Oct; 241(1):197-205.