Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS

Professor
Co-Director, Cardiovascular RIG
Assoc. Professor in Residence

Biography

Karen Ordovas, MD, is a Professor in Residence, Director of Cardiac Imaging, and Co-Chair of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Imaging Interest Group (CIRIG) in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She specializes in Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging, in particular cardiovascular CT and MRI at the UCSF Imaging Center. She received her medical degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and completed her residency in Radiology at the Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She has completed research and clinical fellowships in Cardio-Thoracic Radiology at UCSF, and earned a Masters Degree in clinical research from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. She is a fellow of the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) and Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR).

Dr. Ordovas is deeply engaged in the main radiology and cardiology societies on her field. She is currently the president of NASCI, and member of the SCMR board of directors. She is also the Chair of the American College of Radiology Cardiology Research Committee.

Dr. Ordovas research interests includes establishing evidence-based applications for coronary computed tomography angiogram (CTA) and cardiac MRI in several clinical settings. A major scientific interest of hers is clinical investigations on advanced cardiovascular CT and MRI, mainly emphasizing evidence-based applications for coronary CTA and cardiac MRI in the clinical setting.

Dr. Ordovas has 87 peer-reviewed articles and 26 book chapters. Her articles have appeared in the Radiology journal, the American Journal of Cardiology, the JACC Cardiovascular Journal, and Stroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation.

Expertise:
Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

Specialty:
Cardiovascular computerized tomorgraphy (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Professional Interests:
Clinical investigations of advanced cardiovascular computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Medicine
• Internship: Hospital de Clinicas Clinicas de Porto Alegre - Medicine
• Residency: Instituto de Cardiologio do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Radiology
• Residency: Hospital Mae de Deus - Radiology
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Cardio-Thoracic Radiology
• United States Medical Licensing Examination, steps I and II.
• Medical Board of California
• California Medical License
• Brazilian Medical Council Radiology Certification
• Brazilian College of Radiology Board Certification (equivalent of American Board certification)

Education

MAS, 2011 - Masters in Clinical Research, University of California San Francisco
Fellow, 2006 - Cardiothoracic Radiology, University of California San Francisco
2000 - Radiology, Cardiology Institute of Rio Grande do Sul

Honors and Awards

President, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, 2017
Fellow, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2017
SCMR representative in the South African outreach program - CMR Congress of South Africa, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2017
Nominated for the Chancellor Awards for Diversity, UCSF, 2017
Member of the Board of Directors, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2016-2019
Certificate of Merit-Educational Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America, 2016
Fellow, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, 2014
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2013
Editors' Recognition Award for Distinction in Reviewing, Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 2010
Scholar Award, American Roentgen Ray Society, 2008-2010
1st Prize Bayer Poster Contest, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, 2008
Research Fellowship, Radiology Society of North America, 2006-2007
Certificate of Merit, Radiological Society of North America, 2005