Clare Mary C. TempanyMB, BAO, BCh, MA
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Tempany graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1981. After completing an internship and residency in internal medicine, Dr. Tempany came to the United States in 1988 to pursue a residency in diagnostic radiology at Loyola University of Chicago. In 1990, she finished a fellowship in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD. She subsequently joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University as associate director of MRI and was then recruited to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1991. Two years later she was appointed Director of Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Department of Radiology. In 1997, she was named Clinical Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Currently, Dr. Tempany is a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital she has multiple roles. She is Director of Clinical Focused Ultrasound in the Department of Radiology, Clinical Director of the National Center for Image-Guided Therapy (NCIGT) based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-director of the Imaging Platform of the Biomedical Research Institute.
Dr. Tempany’s research involves multidisciplinary applications of radiologic imaging, including image-guided therapy, MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) interventions, and MR-guided surgical procedures. These techniques are currently being used in patients with breast cancers, uterine fibroids, as well as tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, prostate, brain, bone, and liver. Future technologies will include procedures guided by molecular imaging and gene therapy using positron emission tomography.