Karen Gomes OrdovasMD, MAS
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-elect 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.