Professor of Radiology and Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS, is a Professor in Residence, Director of Cardiac Imaging 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 Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR), American Heart Association (AHA), 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 immediate past-president of NASCI, and member of the SCMR executive board of directors. She is also the Chair of the American College of Radiology Cardiology Research Committee.
Dr. Ordovas research interests include establishing evidence-based applications for cardiac MRI and coronary computed tomography angiogram in several clinical settings. A major scientific interest of hers is applications of CMR in nonischemic cardiomyopathies and adults with congenital heart disease. Recently, she has worked with the SCMR and the NASCI community to promote awareness of advantages of CMR for imaging women with cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Ordovas has 90 peer-reviewed articles and 26 book chapters. Her articles have appeared in the Radiology journal, the American Journal of Cardiology, the Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging Journal the JACC Cardiovascular Journal, and Stroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation.
Disclosure: Arterys (Individual(s) Involved: Self, Products/Services: Software): Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards); GE Healthcare (Individual(s) Involved: Self, Products/Services: MRI): Received grants or funds in support of research of related company products.