Huong T. Carisa Le-petrossMD, FRCPC, FBSI, BPharm
Dr. (Huong) Carisa Le-Petross is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She joined MD Anderson in 2005, after being recruited from the University of California to develop the breast MRI program at MD Anderson, and prior to that private practice. She completed her Women’s Imaging Fellowship at Mayo Scottsdale and Radiology Residency at the University of Alberta. Besides devoting her time to clinical work in the Breast Imaging Centers and Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, she has dedicated significant professional and personal time collaborating in breast cancer clinical trial research within the institution and at the national level.
Her collaborations at the national level include concept development and submission with clinicians, statisticians, and scientists from other academic centres, performing site credentialing and providing central imaging reviews for at least 6 multi-institutional trials. As the principal imaging investigator for the Z1071, Z1072, A011102 trials, she performed a central review of over 756 cases from 136 institutions. She was the vice-Chair of the ACOSOG Imaging Committee and the current Breast representative for the Alliance Imaging Committee. She has assisted on committees for research concepts, abstracts review, and education exhibits award reviews for NCI, Alliance, Radiologic Society of North America, and American Roentgen Ray Society. She has a strong interest and desire to see new research boundaries, with the hope of improving the diagnosis and care of cancer patients.