Kimberly Ray, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Chief of Breast Imaging
HS Clinical Instructor

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
Basic Science Award for Academic Excellence, University of California, Irvine, 1999
Distinguished Achievement Award in Pathology, University of California, Irvine, 1999

Publications

Park J, Fu Z, Frangaj A, Liu J, Mosyak L, Shen T, Slavkovich VN, Ray KM, Taura J, Cao B, Geng Y, Zuo H, Kou Y, Grassucci R, Chen S, Liu Z, Lin X, Williams JP, Rice WJ, Eng ET, Huang RK, Soni RK, Kloss B, Yu Z, Javitch JA, Hendrickson WA, Slesinger PA, Quick M, Graziano J, Yu H, Fiehn O, Clarke OB, Frank J, Fan QR. Author Correction: Structure of human GABAB receptor in an inactive state. Nature. 2020 Jul 15.
Park J, Fu Z, Frangaj A, Liu J, Mosyak L, Shen T, Slavkovich VN, Ray KM, Taura J, Cao B, Geng Y, Zuo H, Kou Y, Grassucci R, Chen S, Liu Z, Lin X, Williams JP, Rice WJ, Eng ET, Huang RK, Soni RK, Kloss B, Yu Z, Javitch JA, Hendrickson WA, Slesinger PA, Quick M, Graziano J, Yu H, Fiehn O, Clarke OB, Frank J, Fan QR. Structure of human GABAB receptor in an inactive state. Nature. 2020 Jun 24.
Wright AG, Hayward JH, Price ER, Ray KM, Joe BN, Lee AY. Primum non nocere: Utility and outcomes of pediatric breast ultrasound. Clin Imaging. 2020 Jun 20; 68:131-135.
Hayward JH, Ray KM, Price ER, Sickles EA, Conlon K, Lobach I, Joe BN, Lee AY. Performance of screening MRI in high risk patients at initial versus subsequent screen. Clin Imaging. 2020 May 16; 66:87-92.
Jones EF, Ray KM, Li W, Chien AJ, Mukhtar RA, Esserman LJ, Franc BL, Seo Y, Pampaloni MH, Joe BN, Hylton NM. Initial experience of dedicated breast PET imaging of ER+ breast cancers using [F-18]fluoroestradiol. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019; 5:12.
Lee AY, Navarro R, Busby LP, Greenwood HI, Bucknor MD, Ray KM, Joe BN. Characterization of Metastatic Sternal Lesions on Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Breast MRI in Women with Invasive Breast Cancer. Acad Radiol. 2019 10; 26(10):1358-1362.
Lai YC, Ray KM, Lee AY, Hayward JH, Freimanis RI, Lobach IV, Joe BN. Microcalcifications Detected at Screening Mammography: Synthetic Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis versus Digital Mammography. Radiology. 2018 12; 289(3):630-638.
Laguna B, Hayward JH, Lee AY, Joe BN, Ray KM. Paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome as a presentation of underlying breast malignancy. Breast J. 2018 11; 24(6):1038-1042.
Lee AY, Nguyen VT, Arasu VA, Greenwood HI, Ray KM, Joe BN, Price ER. Sonographic-MRI Correlation After Percutaneous Sampling of Targeted Breast Ultrasound Lesions: Initial Experiences With Limited-Sequence Unenhanced MRI for Postprocedural Clip Localization. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Apr; 210(4):927-934.
Qiao Y, Hayward JH, Balassanian R, Ray KM, Joe BN, Lee AY. Tuberculosis mastitis presenting as bilateral breast masses. Clin Imaging. 2018 Nov - Dec; 52:28-31.
Ray KM, Hayward JH, Joe BN. Role of MR Imaging for the Locoregional Staging of Breast Cancer. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2018 May; 26(2):191-205.
Ray KM, Kerlikowske K, Lobach IV, Hofmann MB, Greenwood HI, Arasu VA, Hylton NM, Joe BN. Effect of Background Parenchymal Enhancement on Breast MR Imaging Interpretive Performance in Community-based Practices. Radiology. 2018 03; 286(3):822-829.
Ray KM, Joe BN, Freimanis RI, Sickles EA, Hendrick RE. Screening Mammography in Women 40-49 Years Old: Current Evidence. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Feb; 210(2):264-270.
Woodard GA, Ray KM, Joe BN, Price ER. Qualitative Radiogenomics: Association between Oncotype DX Test Recurrence Score and BI-RADS Mammographic and Breast MR Imaging Features. Radiology. 2018 01; 286(1):60-70.
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.
Ray KM, Price ER, Joe BN. Evidence to Support Screening Women in Their 40s. Radiol Clin North Am. 2017 May; 55(3):429-439.
Jones EF, Ray KM, Li W, Seo Y, Franc BL, Chien AJ, Esserman LJ, Pampaloni MH, Joe BN, Hylton NM. Dedicated Breast Positron Emission Tomography for the Evaluation of Early Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2017 06; 17(3):e155-e159.
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 10; 207(4):918-924.
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.