Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS, FSCMR

Immediate Past President

Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS, FSCMR

University of Washington – Seattle, WA USA

Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS, is a Professor of Radiology and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging and Associate Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington. She specializes in advanced Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging, in particular cardiovascular MR and CT. 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 and Mae de Deus Hospital, Brazil. She has completed research and clinical fellowships in Cardiothoracic Radiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and earned a Masters Degree in clinical research from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF.

She is a fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular MR (SCMR), American Heart Association, and North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI).

Dr. Ordovas is deeply engaged in the main radiology and cardiology societies on her field. She is currently the Vice-President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, the largest international and multidisciplinary society in the field of cardiac MRI. She is past-president of NASCI, Chair of the American College of Radiology Cardiology Research Committee, and Chair of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) cardiac program subcommittee.

Dr. Ordovas’ research interests include establishing evidence-based applications for CMR and CCT in many clinical settings, with emphasis on non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, women cardiovascular diseases, and adults with congenital heart disease.

She has led many efforts to promote awareness on the role of CMR in women’s heart disease, and to increase diversity in the SCMR, particularly the participation of women in leadership roles of the Society.

Dr. Ordovas has 118 peer-reviewed articles and 26 book chapters. Her articles have appeared in highly respected journals such as Radiology, JCMR and Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging and JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.

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